Iraq and the World Bank are discussing a mechanism for auditing the development road project designs[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Today, Monday (September 25, 2023), the Ministry of Transport announced the details of the meeting of the Minister of Transport, Razzaq Al-Saadawi, with representatives from the World Bank to discuss the development path and plans to develop mass transit and railways in Iraq.
The Ministry stated in a statement received by “Baghdad Today” that “Minister of Transport, Razzaq Muhaibas Al-Saadawi, received today, Monday, a delegation from the World Bank, in the presence of the Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs, Dr. Hazem Al-Haffi, and a number of general directors in the Ministry, and discussed with them the mechanism for reviewing and auditing project designs.” Prepared by the Italian consultant, in accordance with the directives of Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani.”
She explained that "the World Bank delegation was headed by Engineer Ibrahim Al-Dajjani, Director of the Transport Sector in the Middle East and North Africa, and the membership of Soran Hama Ali, Senior Infrastructure Specialist and Director of the Transport Sector in Iraq, and Derek Mahoney, Senior Infrastructure Specialist within the World Bank Group." While present alongside the Minister were the Undersecretary for Administrative Affairs, Hazem Al-Haffi, the Director of the General Company for Transporting Passengers and Delegations, Engineer Karim Kazem Hussein, the Director of the General Company for Iraqi Railways, Engineer Younis Al-Kaabi, a representative of the International Cooperation Department, and a number of other officials.
The Ministry indicated that "the meeting discussed a number of strategic projects that are the top priorities of the Ministry's work, especially the development road project, the rehabilitation and development of the network of railway lines and mass transit in the country, and the development of a plan for cooperation to implement these priorities to improve the national economy and serve Iraqi citizens."
She added, "The Minister stressed during the meeting that the development road is an important, vital regional project, and we look forward to its full implementation and completion, indicating that the Iraqi government is looking forward to benefiting from the global expertise of the World Bank in the field of regional and intercontinental transport and in the field of providing the Ministry of Transport with specialized advice, opinions and viewpoints." “Related to the project designs prepared by the Italian consulting company designing the project.”