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Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Transport confirmed that the development road project will be a great addition and economic return to the state treasury, while noting that the port of Faw is the closest point for sea cargo to Europe.
The official news agency quoted the ministry's media office as saying, "The General Company for Railways is continuing its projects on operating lines, mobile units, train stations in the provinces and the central station in Baghdad, as well as the work of the Sawa-Hijama line, and the development of transport lines destroyed by terrorist gangs towards Mosul, as well as Qaim railway line.
He added, "The port of Al-Faw is the closest point for marine cargo to Europe, and therefore the exporting countries want to export their goods and products through the large port of Al-Faw, which provides a golden opportunity for the railway sector to develop its capabilities," noting that "the development road project in which the railway sector will have a role It is significant in providing large and important additional economic resources for the state treasury, in addition to employing thousands of workers.
He explained that "the road to develop the project will start from the port of Faw, passing through about 12 Iraqi governorates, up to the Turkish border, all the way to the European continent, to be a link between East and West," stressing that "this project is one of the most important strategic projects that receive great attention from the Iraqi government." and Minister of Transport, Razak Muhibis Al-Saadawi.
He pointed out that "the ministry is studying special designs for a railway line with a length of 1,175 km, from the port of Faw to Turkey, where it is linked to the European network.
And he indicated that "there is a railway link for transporting passengers only between Iraq and Iran based on an agreement, as well as benefiting from it, especially during the period of millions of visits to the holy shrines and the arrival of large numbers of visitors from Iran, Pakistan and the rest of the Asian countries."
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