Transport Ministry wants More Money for Railway Projects

Iraq’s Ministry for Transport has complained that the $60 million (7o billion Iraqi dinars) that were allocated in the 2012 budget for the development and rehabilitation of the Iraqi Republic Railways Company (IRR) are not enough.

“The Ministry of Transport tries to attract investment companies in order to finance its railway projects,” Ministry spokesman Jawad al-Kharsani told AKnews.

Iraq’s railway system urgently needs to be repaired since little money was spent on it under Saddam Hussein and much of the infrastructure was damaged during the war in 2003 and years of insurgency and sabotage.

(Source: AKnews)

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