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4 Metropolitan Transport Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has included four subway and metropolitan rail projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: 1. Baghdad Metro The project consist of two lines with total […]

Alstom to Develop Rail Projects in Baghdad, Basra

French company Alstom has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi government for the development of urban transport in Baghdad and Basra. The MoU was signed during the Franco-Iraqi government authorities meeting, in the presence of Dr.Sami Al Araji, Head of National Investment Commission (NIC) of Iraq and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French Secretary of State. […]

Baghdad Mayor Discusses Baghdad Metro with French Company

The Mayor of Baghdad, Sabir al-Issawi, met representatives of the French company Sistra [Systra] to discuss the studies and designs for the Baghdad Metro Project, a Mayoralty statement reported on Wednesday, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “The Mayoralty’s Designs Department had prepared over the past few months the detailed dossiers about the transportation problems in Baghdad, […]

France's Alstom to Head Baghdad Metro Project

Reuters reports that the French engineering group that has signed an outline agreement to build a metro line above Baghdad's streets is in fact Alstom. Shaker al-Zamili, the head of Baghdad Investment Commission, said on Thursday that Iraqi officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Alstom in France last week. An Alstom spokeswoman in Paris […]

Firms Compete for $3bn Baghdad Subway

(Source: Aswat Al Iraq) Eight foreign firms are competing to get the project to build the subway in Iraqi capital’s, the Baghdad mayoralty said on Wednesday. “The total estimated cost of the project will exceed $3 billion,” the mayoralty said in the statement as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It noted that the Baghdad […]

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What is the Fate of Baghdad Metro?

An Italian Consortium called Iraq Public Company for Projects Implementation is affiliated to the Ministry of Transportation in order to participate in the implementation of the Baghdad Metro project. This follows the same procedure used to establishAl Fao great port. During a meeting between Baghdad Secretary Saber Al Issawi and the Italian Ambassador the company […]