Iraq in Talks over Highway to Turkey and Syria

The Iraqi government has agreed to hold talks with China’s Poly Technologies on a plan to build a highway linking the country with Turkey and Syria, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek.

Iraq’s minister of construction and housing will discuss the design of the project with Denmark’s COWI Holding A/S, said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh in a statement.

"[The highway] will help raise the income of Iraqi citizens by easing land transport and trade between Iraq and countries in the east and in Europe, because it would be the only land route linking the east with Europe and the west,” said al-Dabbagh.

COWI is an international consulting firm which provides services within the fields of engineering, environmental science and economics.

(Source: Bloomberg Businessweek)

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