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A port with the importance of oil .. Who was "confused" with FAO to "kill" Iraq?
08 September 2020
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Nada Shaker Jawdat considered that the purpose of the railway connection is to destroy Iraq and FAO (Getty)
After the opening of the first phase of it in 2016, the Al-Faw Grand Port project suffered from successive stumbling blocks, to be finally completed after 22 years from that date. The project is one of the most important strategic projects in the Arabian Gulf.
Iraq has no sea view except on the Arabian Gulf, which connects it to the outside world through the sea, which is "equivalent to the oil wealth that Iraq possesses."
While the project was repeatedly obstructed, Iraq completed a "breakwater" that began to be established in 2010 with a length of more than 14 kilometers, with the aim of protecting ships coming to Iraq from strong waves and facilitating direct ship trips to the new port of Faw. It was recently entered into the Guinness Book of Records for the tallest in the world.
The story of the great Faw project and the Kuwaiti port of Mubarak returns to the fore every time one of the two sides declares, especially with regard to the rail link project with Kuwait and Iran, which specialists believe will negatively affect the work of Iraqi ports with their limited depths that do not exceed 12 meters in maximum compared to ports Deep for the two neighboring countries of Iraq.
FAO is important for oil!
Iraq does not have a sea view except on the Arabian Gulf, which connects it to the outside world through the sea. Parliament member Nada Shaker Jawdat considers it "equivalent to the oil wealth that Iraq possesses."
In an interview with "Ultra Iraq," the advantages of the port are "very important", as it "connects us to the outside world through the sea, the cheapest means of transport," and on the second side it is "a place for import and export, where we export oil and import goods, and through that it is possible to collect taxes and be It is a very large economic resource that uses oil and brings millions of dollars into the country. "The third aspect of the importance of the Faw Port" is creating job opportunities for many young people. "
Jawdat goes on to talk about the importance and advantages of Iraq's marine outlook as being "an essential part of the fish wealth that is very important in providing job opportunities for many segments of society through the process of fishing, canning or exporting fish."
The completion of the project will boost state revenues by an amount of up to 5 billion dollars annually and employ 50 thousand workers, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] who revealed that two and a half billion dollars have been spent on the project so far.
The railway connection .. Who did you "do"?
Recently, citizens of Basra [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to refuse the railway connection with Kuwait before the completion of the large Faw port project, as did protesters in Karbala and elsewhere. In the midst of the protests demanding not to connect to the railways [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Eidani [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] for not believing "media statements issued by some" regarding the matter, stressing that "the rail link will not be completed until after the completion of the Faw Grand Port project and the rail link to the port."
Al-Eidani confirmed the support of the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister to complete the completion of the project of the Grand Faw Port and the highway between it and the other governorates.
While posing a question about what is happening in Iraq and who are the parties that contract to close the port of Faw and deprive the country of its benefits, Nada Shaker Jawdat, deputy for the Victory Coalition, affirms that "no government has the right to (bless you) and become generous with Iraqi lands to donate them to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia." In which it calls for solidarity and preservation of the lands of Iraq and its sea views, and knowing who is behind this operation. "
If the rail projects are implemented, commercial traffic will move to the ports of Iran and Kuwait, which means "excluding the Iraqi ports from competition."
Jawdat says to "Ultra Iraq", "in previous governments, very large bribes were carried out on the Kuwaiti side inside Iraq for the purpose of selling it," and the responsibility for this was placed on the prime minister’s office in successive governments and “the owners of the nationalities who sold Iraq.” Why did they sell it? "Asked the deputy.
One of the most important people interested in this project, former Minister of Transport Amer Abdul-Jabbar, reveals the intervention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the technical affairs of the Ministry of Transport, and narrates that a committee formed by the Foreign Ministry to examine the impact of the Kuwaiti port of Mubarak is made up of five people, two of them from the transport and three from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Abdul-Jabbar continues in a televised interview: Those assigned by the Ministry of Transport said that the project was harmful and two from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined them, but one employee (called Zaid) insisted that the port of Mubarak does not harm, and in the end, talking to the former minister, Zaid was rewarded and became the ambassador of Iraq in the country Certain.
If the rail projects are implemented, the commercial traffic will move to the ports of Iran and Kuwait and close to Basra Governorate, in addition to the transportation of goods coming to Iraq via trains, which means “the exclusion of Iraqi ports from competition,” [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] . The rail link with Kuwait will cost Iraq billions of dollars and greatly reduce the work of Iraqi ports, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] .
However, one of the defenders of the railway connection, the former Minister of Transport, Kazem Finjan Al-Hamami, accused "groups inside Iraq" of imposing a policy of closure and closure and a return to the ages of cavitation, in order to raise voices rejecting the rail link.
At the same time, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] MP for the Sadiqoun bloc, the political wing of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Uday Awad , [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] “whoever thinks about any railway connection” to bear the consequences of that.
In turn, Representative Nada Shaker Jawdat considered that the purpose of the railway connection is "to make Iraq and the FAO dead. We are the losers in all cases." The rail link with China and making Iraq a "transit", as you described.
Jawdat says that Iraq has no roads or railways and is one of the most backward countries in this aspect, and instead of linking a railway, Iraq must exploit its very important geostrategic position, and its importance, which is more than the oil that it contains at the level of international theories, and the establishment of internal railways, building factories and factories and providing Electric power and exploitation of water resources.
Nada Shaker Jawdat considered that the purpose of the railway connection is to protect Iraq and FAO
At the end of her speech, the deputy called for "the press to take its role and preserve the lands of Iraq, as it does not belong to Al-Abadi, Al-Kazemi or Al-Maliki," and called on the journalists through "Ultra Iraq" to have a "role in exposing the agreements with Kuwait, who agreed and who is complicit."