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 of Basra, 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, has five commercial ports and two oil ports: al-Maaqal, established in 1916 by the British forces and handed over to Iraqi authorities in 1937; and Faw, a small port on the al-Faw Peninsula near the Shatt al-Arab waterway and the Persian Gulf.

In the early 1970s, Umm al-Qasr port was built, and in 1974, Khour al-Zubeir and Abu Fallous ports were established on the Shatt al-Arab.

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