By John Lee.
An official from Iraq's Ministry of Housing and Construction has told Bloomberg that the ministry has signed a contract with the Danish company COWI for the design of a highway linking Baghdad with Turkey.
The company, based in Lyngby, Denmark, is due to complete preliminary designs within 20 weeks before working on final designs.
Iraq plans to spend $9.8 billion on roads, bridges and housing through 2016, Mohammad Saheb al-Darraji, minister of construction and housing, told the news agency in an interview in May.
(Picture: Lars-Peter Søbye, President and CEO of COWI)