The investment commission in Basra has given an investment permit to establish a shopping complex in the north of the city at a total cost of $3.27 million U.S. dollars.
“The project will be carried out in al-Madeena district (100 km north of Basra) on an area of 3,309 square meters,” an official from the commission, Eng. Ahmed Waheed, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The complex will include clinics, stores and offices, Waheed noted, adding that a time frame of one and a half years has been set for the project.
The Shiite city of Basra lies 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
(Aswat Al Iraq)