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New Road Opened in Soran, Kurdistan

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has inaugurated the new Spilk-Khalifan highway in the Soran Autonomous Administration. The 8.5-km highway has been implemented at a cost of 64.2 billion Iraqi Dinars [$44 million]. At the inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister described the highway as one of the many strategic projects aimed at enhancing the economic infrastructure […]

New Report on Iraqi Roads and Railways

Transportation Sector in Iraq: Roads and Railways Transportation and mobility are pathways to urbanization, as addressing mobility challenges are key to accessing healthcare, education, and services, as well as promoting trade and commerce. The road network and the railway system in Iraq have been in existence since the rule of the Ottoman Empire during the […]

Iraq Buys New Ships for Port Maintenance

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil is increasing its in-house capacity to maintain its export terminals in southern Iraq, with the acquisition of new purpose-built ships. The Executive Director of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Hamid Younis, said that Safwan (pictured) will arrive in the coming days. It has the capability to assist […]

Inaugural Flight from Hyderabad to Baghdad

By John Lee. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) inaugurated the maiden direct flight service from Hyderabad to Baghdad on Sunday. According to a press release, Fly Baghdad's maiden flight IF 462 took off at 15.17 hours from Hyderabad International Airport. The flight will operate between Hyderabad and Baghdad twice a week, on Sundays and […]

France in discussions on Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) Project

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, met on Wednesday the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Eric Chevalier. Dr. Al-Ghazi stressed the Iraqi government's interest in the Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, which he said is of vital and strategic importance. Mr. Chevalier also expressed the French government's […]

Iraq Completes Airport Communication System

By John Lee. Iraq's General Company for Air Navigation Services has reportedly announced the completion and activation of its new AMHS ground-to-ground communications system. AMHS (Air Traffic Services Message Handling Services) is a standard for aeronautical ground-ground communications, such as for the transmission of NOTAM, flight plans or meteorological data. According to the report from […]

PM lays Foundation Stone for Mosul International Airport

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has laid the foundation stone for the rehabilitation of Mosul International Airport in Nineveh Governorate. He said that Mosul International Airport will provide many opportunities in various fields for Nineveh Governorate, and the neighboring regions, in transporting goods and passengers. (Source: Media office of the Prime Minister)

Saudi Arabia approves Maritime Transport MoU with Iraq

By John Lee. Saudi Arabia has approved a cooperation agreement with Iraq relating to maritime transport. The official statement following a meeting of the Saudi Cabinet said simply, "approving a cooperation agreement between the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the government of the Republic of Iraq in the field of maritime transport," […]

Iraq Airways to start 6 Flights per week from Pakistan

By John Lee. Iraq Airways will reportedly start operating six flights per week from Pakistan. According to Associated Press of Pakistan, there will be four flights from Karachi and two from Islamabad, starting on 29th July, serving Baghdad and Najaf. The company appointed Wardah International Services (Pvt) Limited as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for […]

Mosul Airport Project Exempted from Govt "Contracting Mechanisms"

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has decided to exempt the project to rehabilitate Mosul International Airport from the "contracting mechanisms that apply to government contracts and from the instructions for implementing the federal budget". The decison was approved at this week's cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. (Source: Govt of Iraq)