Dutch Firm to Launch Investment Ventures in Basra

Basra’s Governor Shaltagh Abboud al-Mayyah said on Sunday that he discussed with the Dutch company IPS means of launching investment ventures in the southern Iraq city.

“The meeting with the Dutch delegation dealt with ventures in the sector of sanitary sewage and dams, including the construction of a dam on the Shatt al-Arab waterway,” Mayyah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

Shatt al Arab is a river in southeastern Iraq, formed by the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It is about 193 km long and empties into the Persian Gulf. The lower part of its course forms the boundary between Iraq and Iran.

“The Dutch delegation was briefed on the initial information about the project and showed an inclination to carry out projects to upgrade sewage networks,” he said.

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