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Shafaq News/ The Director General of the Iraqi Ports Company, Farhan Al-Fartousi, announced, on Tuesday, the preparation for the operation phase of Al-Faw Al-Kabir Port in Basra Governorate, in the far south of Iraq.
This came in his inauguration speech of the second conference of the port of Faw under the title "Operating the Grand Port of Faw and the Dry Canal: Future Visions and Investment Opportunities."
Al-Fartousi said in Al-Kamla that the Iraqi ports in general and the Al-Faw Grand Port in particular have an important place in the Iraqi state’s thinking as a tributary supporting the country’s economic sector, stressing that the Al-Faw Grand Port and the Dry Canal are projects for all Iraqis.
He also pointed out that the General Company for Iraqi Ports, through the project, seeks to communicate with international ports and companies to exchange visions and learn about international experiences. In addition, the stages of completing the Al-Faw port project require us to prepare for the second stage, which is its operation.
Yesterday, Monday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani, directed the acceleration of work in all the executive paragraphs of the great port of Faw, returning to it a project "the size of Iraq and the aspirations of its people."
The great port of Al-Faw is an Iraqi port in the Al-Faw peninsula, south of Basra Governorate, in the far south of the country. Its cost is about 4.6 billion euros, and the port’s capacity is estimated at 99 million tons annually, to be one of the largest ports overlooking the Gulf and the tenth in the world, and to lay the foundation stone for this project. April 5, 2010.
The issue of the great port of Faw, and the delay in completing it, sparked controversy, and representatives accused successive governments of making deals with neighboring countries that neglected the construction of the port in favor of the ports of those countries.
The project also witnessed some delay after the "suicide" of the technical director of the South Korean company Daewoo, which is implementing the Faw Grand Port project, for mysterious reasons.
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