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Iraq, Syria Rail Co-operation

The Iraqi minister of transportation has discussed with the Syrian prime minister means of boosting cooperation in the transportation sector, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said on Wednesday. “The two officials discussed in the Syrian capital Damascus means of developing the work of the Iraqi-Syrian Land Transportation Company and facilitating procedures for the transportation […]

Sand Freight Fees

A committee has been formed in Karbala on Wednesday to specify fees for sand transportation from the province to other places in Iraq. “The process aims at increasing Karbala revenues in 2010,” Tareq al-Kheqani, a member of the Karbala Provincial Council, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the new revenues will be devoted […]

1 Killed, 11 Wounded in Road Accident in Kirkuk

A woman was killed and 11 others injured in a collision of four civilian vehicles south of Kirkuk city on Sunday, a security official said. “Three civilian vehicles collided and a fourth one overturned on the main road linking Taza district to Daqquq district, (35 km) south of Kirkuk, leaving one woman killed and 11 […]

Iraq Pushes Boeing for New Aircraft

Iraq's ministry of transport is pressing Boeing to pull forward its scheduled to deliver of 55 new aircraft the state-owned Iraqi Airways. The fleet of 55 new Boeing 737s, 777s and 787s are not due to arrive until 2013, but they are hoping to get some delivered this year. Currently the airline owns just four […]


Kuwait Airways Welcomes Meeting

Kuwait Airways welcomed meetings with Iraqi Airways' officials Tuesday, categorically denying any prior knowledge of an ongoing visit by an Iraqi delegation to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti national carrier made the welcome in a press release to KUNA to comment on a recent local news report suggesting that its officials had declined to meet their Iraqi […]

New Super-Port and Rail Link to Rival Suez Canal

Reuters reports that Iraq will next month invite foreign firms to submit bids for the planned construction of a $6 billion port south of Basra, which together with a new rail system will create a regional transport conduit to rival the Suez Canal. Iraq is also seeking investors to build 8,000 km (4,970 miles) of […]

Minister Calls on Dutch Companies to Invest in Iraq

The Minister for Transport Amer Abdul-Jabbar Ismail received the Dutch ambassador to Iraq, Peter van Levin, on Sunday. During the meeting, the two reviewed ways of developing cooperation between the two countries. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Transport, the Minister called for Dutch companies to invest in the transport sector in […]

1st Umra Flight to Jeddah Airport

The first flight carrying pilgrims has taken off from Ninewa Airport to Jeddah International Airport, a civilian source said on Saturday. “The plane, carrying 223 pilgrims from local residents aboard, took off this afternoon,” the source, who requested anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Umra is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims […]

Ports Personnel Contracts Extended to May after protests

Part-time personnel working for the Ports Company have had their contracts extended to May following a peaceful demonstration in Basra city. “The procedure came in the light of instructions from the minister of transportation, Eng. Aamer Abduljabbar Ismail…,” a media official from the company, Anmar al-Safi, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. On Thursday, dozens of […]

New Airport for Salahuddin

The Iraqi Civil Aviation Board has given its approval for plans for a new international airport in Salahuddin  province, Meed has reported. The $140m airport will have capacity for some two million passengers every year, and will comprise one runway and one taxiway, the Salahuddin Investment Commission said. The airport is expected to open in […]

Iraq Buys Ten 787 Dreamliners

Iraq has signed a deal with Boeing to buy ten  787 Dreamliners on behalf of its flag carrier, Iraqi Airways, the National has reported. The contract was reported on the Boeing website this week, although the deal was apparently concluded on December 22. The aircraft are worth a total of $1.7bn at list prices, but […]