The Wassit Gov. Lateef Hamad al-Turfa on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a new rural road south of Kut city.
“The road’s length will be 37.5 km,” Majid al-Itabi, Wassit’s media director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He said that the project will cost ID3.88 billion.
“The road will be executed by a local firm within 300 days,” al-Itabi said.
Kut, the capital city of Wassit province, lies 180 km southeast of Baghdad.