$10m Tourist Resort in Iraq

A tourist resort has been opened this week in central Amara, 150km north of Basra, at a cost of more than 12 billion dinars, reports Aswat al-Iraq. It is part of a 2007 plan to construct a tourist town in the southern city, which is better known for its marshes and Mesopotamian sites.

“Adan tourist resort was opened on Monday to receive citizens on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, said Muayad al-Saadi. The project cost 12.258 billion dinars in total and it was completed within 24 months.

He added: “The resort is one of the investment projects implemented for the first time in the province. It includes a hotel, five-star restaurant, suites and tourist apartments”.

 (Source: Aswat al-Iraq, Azzaman)

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