[size=36]A parliamentarian reveals the reason for Kuwait withdrawing its request for a railway connection with Iraq[/size]
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, Wednesday, MP Alia Nassif held the Minister of Transport responsible for rendering the Faw port useless after reducing its depth to the extent that it does not allow the anchoring of large ships, revealing the reason for Kuwait withdrawing its request for a rail link.
Nassif said, in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that "the port in its final form is a disappointment for the Iraqi people, whose anger was absorbed by promoting the project, announcing its start and concluding the contract. What happened later was to reduce its depth from 19 meters to 14". meters and reducing the basin area (and this is what we warned about in previous data), in addition to reducing the cost of the five contracts from four billion dollars to less than two and a half billion dollars.”
She added, "Noting that the two and a half billions will be paid by Iraq in exchange for obtaining a port suitable for very small ships similar to ordinary boats. Large ships can only dock in a port that is at least 19 meters deep."
Nassif continued: "In light of the manipulation of the design and reducing the cost, it becomes clear that the conclusion of the contract with the Korean company was aimed at media clamor, distracting the street and convincing people that the great port will finally see the light and we will live in luxury. On the other hand, it seems that Kuwait withdrew its own request. With the railway connection, it was done in exchange for reducing the depth and area of the Faw port to make the big ships dock at Mubarak Port.”
Nassif stressed "the need to mobilize the masses, educated segments, academics, media professionals and activists on social media to pressure the government and the Ministry of Transport to amend the port contract and correct its specifications instead of wasting people's money on a useless formal port," indicating that "the Minister of Transport bears responsibility before God, the people and history." After all the promises he made to the members of the House of Representatives evaporated. Ended 29/A 43