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Fixing Temporary Employees’ Contracts in Basra

Minister of Transport Amr Abdul Jabbar has announced that his ministry has decided to fix employees with diploma degrees and others with higher education onto the permanent staff in the Iraqi Harbours Company. Eye Media Agency quoted Abdul Jabbar during the monthly tour of Um Qassr harbours, 85 km south Basra province, as saying” this […]

Rehabilitation of Umm al-Qasr Port Complete

The rehabilitation of Umm al-Qasr port in the city of Basra has been completed, the relations and media director at the Iraqi Ports Company said on Wednesday. “The rehabilitation operations include improving the port’s docks and the maintenance of concrete side of the southern docks,” Anmar al-Safi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The Shiite province […]

Ministry of Transport: 150 Buses in Service

Iraq’s Ministry of Transport has announced the arrival of 150 modern buses. A statement issued by the Ministry’s media office received by Eye Media said ” Um – Qasr harbor has received 130 – Korean made Hyundai buses type 2010. In addition 20 Mercedes 2010  buses came through Jordan manufactured by Bahouse Company. Bahouse is […]

Basra-Istanbul Airway to Open Soon

The Basra-Istanbul airway will be opened early next month, the deputy head of Basra’s investment commission said on Monday. “Flights will be available between Basra Airport and Turkey,” Jalal Tema al-Nouri told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The step comes following talks with the commercial attaché in the Turkish embassy, Saeed Faeq, Nouri explained. The Shiite […]

17 Ships Arrive at Iraqi Ports

Seventeen cargo ships from different countries have arrived at Iraqi ports, the public relations and media director at the State Company for Iraqi Ports said on Sunday. The Shiite province of Basra, 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has five commercial ports and two oil ports: al-Maaqal, established in 1916 by British forces […]

Iraq to Launch Passengers Train to Turkey

The Iraqi Transportation Ministry has decided to launch a passengers’ train every week to Turkey through Syria. “The first trip will be made on Feb. 16, 2010,” the Ministry said in a release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that prices will vary from 25 to 35 Euros.

U.S. Forces Hands over Basra Airport’s Runway to Iraqi Authorities

U.S. troops handed over the runway of the Basra airport to the Iraqi authorities, the airport’s director said on Monday. “U.S. troops handed over the runway to the Iraqi authorities, which is the last part of transferring the entire airport to the Iraqi civilian authorities,” Abulamir Mattar told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Receiving the runway […]

JTW: Iraq-Turkey Train Service to Be Launched in Feb.

The train service between Turkey and Iraq will start next month, the Journal of Turkish Weekly said in a report. “Turkish Railways (TCDD) and Iraqi Railways (IRR) officials who got together in Ankara on January 14 and 15 agreed to launch train service between Gaziantep and Mosul,” according to the web site. “The first run […]

Ministry to Ratify Deal with France

The Transport ministry is ready to ratify a deal with the French Registry Body BERUVARITAS, enabling it to administer the steamers belonging to it without needing to depend on Arab companies. It has also formed a committee to re-count and re-manage the salaries of navel crews. Deputy Director for general company of naval transport, Mohammad Saeed, […]

Transportation Ministry to Rent B737-400 Model Airplane

he Iraqi Ministry of Transportation has rented a B737-400 model plane in an attempt to upgrade its aircraft, a ministry statement said on Thursday. “The Iraqi Airways Company now has a modern fleet of 15 planes, which can fly to all countries,” a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted the executive director […]

MOT Contracts with Swiss Company to Import Satellite Industrial System

Ministry of Transport has signed a contract with Swiss company to import industrial satellite system to monitor weather changes while the State Foundation of the Civil Air Navigation has allocated Babel building – one of the three passengers’ buildings at Baghdad International Airport- to receive passengers of all non-Iraqi air companies. In statement to as-Sabah […]