WB to Finance Rehabilitation of Umm Qasr Port’s Road Project

Basra, 11 May 2010 – Aswat Al Iraq

The World Bank agreed to finance a project to rehabilitate the road linking Umm Qasr port with Basra city, Basra governor said on Monday.

“The World Bank’s agreement allowed a Danish company to implement the project, in cooperation with a local company,” Shaltagh Abboud Mayah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The rehabilitation of this road will develop the Iraqi ports’ work as it considered the main road for goods and cargos arrived in the port from abroad,” he added.

The governor announced also two more projects in Basra; the first is the rehabilitation of Khaled Ibn al-Walied bridge and the reconstruction of Sindbad touristic island,” he said.

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