Kurdistan Prime Minister stresses the importance of rail linking between the cities of the region and the world
Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani stressed on Thursday the importance of the strategic project for rail linking between the provinces of the region, Iraq and neighboring countries.
A statement received by Shafaq News said that Barzani received today in his office in Erbil, the CEO of the German railway company "Deutsche Bahn" in Europe, the Near and Middle East, Vincent van Houten, to discuss the railway project.
During the meeting, Barzani stressed the importance of implementing this vital and strategic project to build a solid economic infrastructure for the Kurdistan Region, link cities and towns with each other, and enhance trade exchanges between the Kurdistan Region and the rest of Iraq and neighboring countries and the world.
For his part, the representative of the company, during the meeting, which was attended by the German Consul General in Erbil, Clemens Zemtner, presented a summary of the memorandum of understanding signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government and Deutsche Bahn to advise and supervise the implementation of a railway line in the Kurdistan Region.
The representative of the German company indicated that the agreement represents an initial step to start the important project, which includes many stages and is implemented by different companies.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Construction and Housing in the Kurdistan Region concluded a memorandum of understanding with the German company "Deutsche Bahn" to implement a project to extend the railway in the region.
This came in a joint press conference held by the Minister of Construction, Dana Abdel Karim, with the company's representative, at the ministry's headquarters in Erbil, capital of the Kurdistan Region.
During the conference, the minister said that the project to extend the railway in the Kurdistan Region has a plan since 2012, and among the tasks of the Ministry of Housing is the implementation of this project.
He added that since the current government of the region assumed its duties, it decided to develop a plan to complete this project, and within this framework, several companies were approached, and among the best of those companies that we were able to continue the dialogue with is the German "Deutsche Bahn", which is one of the best and largest companies in the world.
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