Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, will review an offer submitted by a group of French companies about the development of transportation in the country," a source in the outgoing Iraqi government said on Saturday.
"Iraq is reviewing the offer, submitted by a group of French companies, which would develop the transportation sector in Iraq, by allowing the investment companies to develop their work in this respect," the source added.
"The Iraqi government has sought since 2006, to develop the work of the Transport Ministry and institutions concerned with transportation, but the security problems faced by the country prevented it," he pointed out.
"The next government will find a suitable platform for the development of work with respect to the advancement by the country's transport, especially in the introduction of electric Metros to work inside the capital Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces," he outlined.
The Iraqi government had earlier announced its intention to implement important projects, such as the Baghdad Metro and a giant plan to develop the situation of transport in the country.
The source indicated that "24 French companies have submitted several proposals to develop the transport sector, and the government is currently considering the best of these offers, which contribute to solving the problem of traffic in the country."
"The powers of the outgoing government did not end with the first parliamentary session, because of the absence of constitutional and legal text," he concluded.
France is one of the most leading European countries that contribute in rebuilding Iraq, where there are more than 567 investment French companies working in different parts of the country.