[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Mubasher: The General Company for Ports of Iraq revealed, today, Saturday, the details of its plan to develop and support the marine industries and the most prominent projects prepared for implementation, while confirming its intention to contract with a sophisticated company to achieve this.
A spokesman for the General Company for Iraq Ports, Anmar Al-Safi, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the company intends to develop marine industries by developing two basins, building a new basin and contracting with one of the developed and working companies in this field."
Al-Safi added, "Yesterday, an important and major meeting was held with one of the developers to discuss how to develop marine industries, and by that we mean the maintenance of marine units, whether they are tugboats, rigs or boats."
He pointed out that "in the past, the Maritime Industries Division used to build ships and small service boats for Iraqi ports, and now the company wants to develop this industry, in addition to maintaining, building and taking care of other marine units for the purpose of maintaining and sustaining them inside Iraq instead of leaving them to neighboring countries for their dry docks." Because it costs dollars and difficult sums to rebuild through maintenance units for nearby countries."
He continued, "Therefore, the public company is working to develop this industry by building a large marine shipyard in cooperation with one of the countries or companies working in this field for the purpose of developing marine industries."
He stressed that "maintaining outside Iraq in neighboring countries costs huge amounts of dollars, so the Iraqi ports are interested in reconstructing their marine units at home because their factory is better and its cost is lower, and the technical workshops are affiliated with it, in addition to the presence of technicians with their tools and units."
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]