International and Local Efforts to Develop Basra’s Ports

The business associations and economic organizations in Basra, in collaboration with the International Private Projects Center, have held a conference to review the problems experienced by the private transport sector in the province.

Abdul Saleh Saheb, the supervisor of the Conference and Vice-President of Businessmen’s Union, told AKnews that the conference aims to review the problems experienced by the private transport sector in the province as well as five other sectors: construction, banking, agriculture, industry and trade, which includes the private transport sector.

“A joint committee of the Businessmen’s Union and the members of the provincial council was formed on the sidelines of the conference, to work with members of the provincial council and implement this agenda in the private transport sector.”

Mona Turki Moussa, the coordinator of the Basra province agenda at the International Projects Center, said the conference aims to design policies and challenges that face the work of the private transport sector in Basra, and find solutions to be implemented by the concerned government authorities. The problems of the private transport sector is the lack of investment in Basra’s special aspect that it includes ports overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

“The central and local government must encourage investment in ports.”

(Source: AKnews)

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