Wed, Dec 8, 2021 10:30 PM
Baghdad / National News Center
The Minister of Transport, Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli, announced today, Wednesday, the signing of a contract with a Korean company to establish 5 projects in the port of Al-Faw, while stressing that the railway infrastructure does not allow to receive trains from neighboring countries.
Al-Shibli said to a television program, followed by the "National News Center": "We signed with the Korean company to establish 5 projects in the port of Faw at a cost of two billion and 625 million dollars," noting that "the Korean company has started work on the projects of the port of Faw since the beginning of this year."
He added, "The Al-Faw port will receive the largest ships in the world when it is completed," stressing, "We have worked to remove the excesses and re-establish the fences from near the railways."
He continued, "We do not have the legal capacity to remove the excesses from the railways' approaches," noting that "the railway infrastructure does not allow receiving trains from neighboring countries."
On the contract of the British Serco Air Navigation Company, the minister indicated that “the British Serco contract was signed by a former general manager who did not take the opinion of the ministry,” explaining that “the contract includes the company staying for 15 years to work in Iraq.”
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