The third stage of the development of Maytham al-Tamar Street in central Karbala was started on Thursday, according to the province’s reconstruction & strategic planning committee.
“The project’s third stage, which is launched at a total cost of 20.304 billion Iraqi dinars [$17m], is expected to ease the traffic congestion at the entrance of city, particularly during pilgrimages,” said Abbas Nasser Hassani in statements to Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The street, funded from the Provincial Development Budget (PDB), would link the city of Karbala to the road leading to Najaf,” said Hassani.
He pointed out that the project envisages the building and paving of a road and the implementation of water and sewerage networks, lighting, sidewalks and pedestrian islands.
“The first and second stages of the project have been completed at a cost of more than eight billion Iraqi dinars [$7m], starting from the city’s northern entrance to the project’s third stage near the Old Cemetery, 1 kilometer from the heart of the city,” the source added.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)