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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 […]

Transportation Ministry and Italian Envoy Discuss Big Faw Project

The Iraqi minister of transportation has discussed with the Italian ambassador to the country the implementation of the Big Faw Project. According to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency, “Minister Aamer Abduljabbar has discussed with the ambassador and representatives of Italian companies the designs and implementation of the Big Faw Project,” An […]

Lufthansa Plans Flights to Iraq from Mid-2010

German flag carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday it was looking into the possibility of operating commercial flights to Iraq from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich later this year. The airline said it hoped to offer flights to the capital Baghdad and the city of Erbil in northern Iraq’s Kurdish region. “Lufthansa aims to launch the […]

$196m Road to Facelift Northeastern Arbil

A sum of 231.280 billion Iraqi dinars ($196 million) has been allocated to build a road serving the local residents and refresh tourism in northeastern Arbil, according to Governor Nawzad Hadi on Sunday. “The Kori-Shaqlawa-Qandil highway in northeastern Arbil will be opened and paved by a Turkish company and would be financed from the Kurdistan […]

U.S. and S. Korean Firm to Establish Salah al-Din Airport

The investment commission in Salah al-Din has signed a contract with a joint U.S.-South Korean company to build an airport in Salah al-Din. “An investment contract has been signed to establish Salah al-Din International Airport, under which the U.S.-South Korean firm will invest in the airport for 25 years in return for 15 percent of […]

Process to Remove Drowned Ships Continues

Iraqi Transport Ministry succeeded in removing part of the ship, Palestine, which was hit and drowned at an Iraqi port during one of the wars in Iraq. “The port is in southern Iraq,” said a release issued by the Ministry on Thursday and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.