Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al Sudani
Iraq Transportation Project: Iraq is preparing to connect Asia with Europe. For this he has prepared a mega plan. of Iraq Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani On Saturday announced a plan for a 17 billion US dollar (about Rs 1400 crore) transportation project. The objective of this scheme is to facilitate the movement of goods from Asia to Europe.
PM Al-Sudani made this announcement at a conference in Baghdad. He had invited the transport ministers and their representatives from Gulf countries, Turkey, Iran, Syria and Jordan to participate in this conference. Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Sudani said the planned development road project aims to transport goods from the Gulf to Europe via the Grand Fau Port in Basra, southern Iraq.
Railway-road both in the planned project
The Iraqi PM said that the project will facilitate movement, which will be connected to Turkey and Europe through a network of railways and highways. He said that the centerpiece of this project is the Grand Fau Port and the ‘Smart Industrial City’. The main objective of this project is to develop both. He said that the planned project will include the construction of about 1200 kilometers of railways and highways.
Project with ‘Economic Lifeline’
He said that this project will be seen as an economic lifeline. After its formation, our country will become a source of modern industries. However, he did not specify how the project would be financed. But he said Iraq would rely heavily on cooperation with the Allies. The countries participating in this conference agreed to establish joint technical committees to take it forward.
Iraq’s relations with Gulf countries tense
Iraq’s relations with the Gulf countries have been strained in recent decades. The situation is still not good between Iraq and Iran. However, there have been signs of improvement in relations with the country’s neighbors. In January, Iraq hosted the eight-nation Arabian Gulf Cup in Basra. Iraq hosted the first international football tournament in more than four decades.