Iraq to revive railway projects
An official source at the Iraqi ministry of transportation revealed that the General Railway Company will promote several projects, which were awarded to specialized companies more than 25 years ago, reported the Iraqi Al-Furat newspaper on March 27, 2005.
These projects are: Baghdad- Al-Kut, Al-Imara-Basra, Al-Naseriyya- Al-Basra. The source added that the Company aims at connecting Iraq with Syria through Al-Qaim- Dir al-Zur, and also connecting Baghdad with Iran through al-Shuayba - al-Mahmara. In addition, the company will accomplish other projects in the north of Iraq, including Baghdad-Baquba, Irbil-Mosul-Zakho and Kirkuk-