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May 28, 2023[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Baghdad / Obelisk Al-Hadath: The spokesman for the Iraqi government, Basem Al-Awadi, confirmed that Iraq is determined to start the development road project in 2024, while determining its path and its importance to the countries of the region.
Al-Awadi said, in a statement followed by the obelisk, that the development project is a major strategic one that includes sovereign and investment clauses, indicating that the railway and land road project represents Iraqi sovereignty because it is linked to Iraqi territory and its implementation must be purely Iraqi. or specialized companies.
He added that the meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Shayaa al-Sudani today to follow up on the outcomes of the Development Road Conference, came as a confirmation of what came in the Development Road Conference, which is a message to the Ministry of Transport and the participating countries that Iraq is serious and determined to implement the project, pointing out that the aim of the meeting is to capture the impressions of countries. And its view of the basic preliminary project and a message of confirmation that Iraq is serious about the project.
He stated that the participating countries are waiting for the project to become a reality, and Iraq is serious and continuing to implement it, even if no country or any investment company participates in the project.
He stated that Iraq is awaiting in the next stage the decisions of the participating countries in yesterday's conference and the way they deal with the project, and it is able to implement the project through national efforts and companies.
He explained that the land road and the railway within the project will be implemented on the western side of most of the Iraqi governorates, with the exception of Salah al-Din Governorate, and they will also pass through uninhabited areas in Nineveh, with the aim of establishing new residential cities and economic, industrial and investment projects far from the current population density, indicating that Iraq is determined to To start the project with its approaches in 2024.
He pointed out that the port of Faw without the development line, modern land transport and the new railway will not be of much benefit, explaining that there are no obstacles to the development road project.
He stressed that the project will turn Iraq into a point of attraction and connectivity in the West Asian region, by linking the Levant with Iran, Saudi Arabia and Jordan through Iraq with railways and land roads from the east and west through the road of development.
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