Eight International Companies Compete for Baghdad Metro Project

Baghdad, 27 May 2010 – Aswat Al Iraq

Eight international companies are competing to win the Baghdad Metro Project and update its studies and designs. It is estimated that the implementation of this project will total roughly 3 billion Dollars, according to Baghdad’s Secretariat.

In a statement issued by the secretariat’s press office and received by Aswat al-Iraq, “Eight international companies are competing for the implementation of the Metro Project, and to update the studies and designs at a cost of 3 billion Dollars.”

“The Secretariat has short-listed 8 companies, consisting of Arab, American, British, Germany, Polish, and 2 Italian companies” the statement continued.

“The project will comprise 2 lines that will connect both sides of Baghdad. The first line will run a length of 18km and include 20 stations, starting from Sadr City, in al-Rusafa, to the east of Dijla River, and ending in the al-Adhamiyah district. The second line will run a length of 21 km and include 21 stations, starting from al-Masbah District in al-Rusafa, and ending in al-Baya’ district in Karkh, to the west of Baghdad,” the statement concluded

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