Iraq and Jordan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a rail line linking the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba with the Iraqi capital of Baghdad,
The Jordanian news agency Petra reports that the MoU was signed in Amman on Sunday by Jordanian Transport Minister Muhannad Qudah and his Iraqi counterpart Hadi al Ameri.
Jordan has plans for a $3.1 billion rail network running 950 kilometers (590 miles) to connect the kingdom with Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is due to start the first bids for the project by the end of June, according to Bloomberg.
(Sources: Bloomberg, Petra)