The Iraqi Transport Ministry announced on Tuesday that it has reached agreement with Turkey to import modern train carriages costing about $9 million [11 billion Iraqi dinars].
The carriages currently used by Iraqi Railways to transport goods and passengers are old and unable to meet the requirements of commercial transport with the regional countries, according to a report from AKnews.
The agreement Tuesday is a move to improve and expand Iraqi railways, the company's official spokesman told the agency.
"The Iraqi Railway Company will rehabilitate the rail system completely. it seeks to attract Turkish and Iranian companies to invest in its rail infrastructure" he said.