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$17bn "Development Road Project" Launched by Iraqi Govt

By John Lee. The government of Iraq announced more details this week on its plans to create a transport corridor between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea coast in Turkey. The 1,200-kilometer "development road project", sometimes referred to as the "dry canal project", will link Iraq's Grand Faw port, which is still under construction, […]

Int'l Conference on Iraq's "Development Road Project"

By John Lee. Iraq will hold an international conference in Baghdad at the end of May to discuss the plans for the "development road project", sometimes referred to as the "dry canal project". The project will link Iraq's Grand Faw port by rail to the Mediterranean, with the intention of providing a cost-effective alternative to […]

Iraq's Dry Canal Project could "Change Economic Map of the Region"

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Sudani, met with members of the Parliamentary Investment and Development Committee to discuss laws and legislations that support the investment sector in the country. Al-Sudani said the Grand Faw Port and the Iraq-Turkiye railway line [Dry Canal project] as pioneering investment projects that could […]

Iran-Iraq Competition in Transit Corridors

By Umud Shokri for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran-Iraq competition in regional maritime and overland transit corridors In recent years, Iraq has become one of the leading destinations for Chinese investments in the Middle East […]

Italian Firm meets Minister to discuss Transport Project

By John Lee. The Minister of Transport in Iraq, Razak Muhibis Al-Saadawi [Razzaq Muhibis Al-Saadawi] has held a meeting with Italian consulting company Progetti Europa & Global S.p.A. (PEG), along with representatives from Turkiye, to discuss the "Development Road project", also known as the "dry canal project". The project will link Iraq's Grand Faw port, […]