Dutch Poised to Help Iraq Port Development

High-ranking officials from Iraq and the Netherlands have met to discuss Dutch participation in developing Iraq’s sea-ports, according to a report from Contstruction Weekly.

Omran Radi, the director of the State Company of Iraq Ports and Yaron Rodenberg, the Dutch ambassador to Iraq, met this month to explore potential cooperation and work together to develop and modernise the sea-ports of Iraq.

"Omran Radi discussed during his meeting with the Dutch Ambassador joint ventures to develop sea-ports of Iraq and the contribution of Dutch companies in the process of construction and reconstruction," said the Ministry of Transport.

Since the conclusion of the conflict in Iraq, Dutch companies have built a number of rigs for oil work, and operate in a variety of Iraqi ports.

In recent weeks, the Basra Investment Commission and the Dutch Economy Council held an conference in the 'Sheraton' Hotel in Basra, which was attended by seven Dutch companies, with a view to increasing cooperation.

(Sources: Construction Weekly, BIC)

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