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2nd Stage of Hilla-Basra Railway Project Opens

Iraqi Minister of Transport, Amer Abduljabbar, opened the 50-km-long second stage of the Hilla to Basra rail line, according to the head of Babel province’s railways department on Sunday. “Minister Abduljabbar inaugurated the second stage of the project which linked al-Hashemiya district to al-Diwaniya city as part of the larger Hilla-Basra project,” Anwar al-Rehimi told […]

More New Flights to Iraq

Viking Hellas Airlines will start scheduled flights flights between Athens and Baghdad from 1st March, and between Athens and Sulaymaniya from 4th March. This is in addition to the service that commenced two weeks ago between Athens and Erbil. And with the start of services between Manchester and Athens three times per week, this will […]

Iraq-Turkey Rail Link Re-Opens

The first rail service in decades between Iraq and Turkey celebrated its maiden journey on Tuesday. It is hoped that the re-opening of the historic rail link – originally built as part of a German service from Berlin to Baghdad more than a century ago – will contribute to the fast-growing trade between Iraq and […]

Deal Expected for Baghdad Underground

A deal with a French company will soon be concluded to supervise a project to build an underground railway in the capital Baghdad, the local mayor said. “Companies from the United States, Russia, Germany, France and South Korea will be invited to submit their final bids for the project after a contract is signed with […]

Iraqi Fleet on 1st Journey in 10 Years

The Iraqi fleet has launched its first journey around the world in 10 years with the departure of one of its ships from an Egyptian port. “The Iraqi al-Nasser, carrying 16,250 tons, has set off from the Egyptian port of al-Quseer heading to Malaysian ports,” the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation said in a statement received […]

Reliable Executive Travel into Iraq

Royal Jet – the international luxury executive flight services company based in Abu Dhabi and chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan – is proving to be the carrier of choice for businesses seeking safe and secure air transport to Iraq, according to the company. Royal Jet has completed over 100 successful […]

Opening an Airline between Germany and Iraq

“Air Berlin” the second-largest airline, in Germany, , announced on Thursday the opening of direct flights from Munich to Iraq this week, intended to rival Lufthansa’s direct route to Iraq next summer. According to a statement issued by the company, flights will run every two weeks to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in the north of the […]

New Air Routes between Iraq and Germany

Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, has announced the start of direct flights from Munich, while  rival Lufthansa will operate a direct route to Iraq from next summer. According to a statement issued by Air Berlin on Saturday, flights will run every two weeks to Erbil and Sulaymaniyah in north of the country. Meanwhile, Lufthansa announced […]

The Japanese Agency for International Cooperation Announced Commitment to Develop Iraqi Ports

Japanese Agency for International Cooperation “JICA” Announced the commitment to develop some of the Iraqi ports and navigational channels leading through it by the implementation to qualify the projects, based on the Japanese loan facilitator of Iraq in 2003. Japanese agency said in a statement issued on Saturday, and Alsumaria News got a copy of […]

Temporary Employees Appointed at General Company for Ports

The transport minister has signed the decision to appoint all temporary employees of the General Company for Ports in Iraq, a media official said on Monday. “Minister Aamer Abduljabbar Ismail has decided to appoint all temporary employees who spent five years or more at the General Company for Ports,” Anmar al-Safi told Aswat al-Iraq news […]

2008 Profits to Be Distributed to Ports’ Personnel-minister

The Iraqi minister of transportation has given instructions to the state-run Ports Company to distribute its 2008 profits to its personnel, a ministry statement said on Monday. “The minister has also ordered the company to audit its 2009 profit accounts to be distributed in 2010,” a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted Minister […]

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 […]