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Italian Firm presents Plans for Major Iraqi Rail Project

By John Lee. Italian engineering consultancy Progetti Europa & Global S.p.A. (PEG) has met with the Secretary-General of Iraq's Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, to discuss the rail project connecting southern and northern Iraq. At the meeting, the company gave a detailed presentation on the stages of feasibility studies, the proposed routes, the supporting […]

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 […]

KRG PM Barzani meets with German Rail Company

PM Masrour Barzani meets with representative of Deutsche Bahn railway company KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday met with the representative of the German Deutsche Bahn railway company for Europe and the Middle and Near East. In the meeting, attended by the German Consul General in Erbil, the company's representative briefed the Prime Minister […]

Turkey, Iraq plan new Border Crossing, Rail Link

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Minister, Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli, has said that Iraq and Turkey will prioritise the opening of a new border crossing and rail link between the two countries. The statement follows a meeting on Thursday with Turkey's Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. He said both parties have "defined practical […]

New Railway to be built between Mosul and Turkey

By John Lee. A new railway line will reportedly be built between Mosul and Turkey. Anadolu Agency quotes the governor of Mosul, Najim al-Jubouri, as saying that a team of engineers with the support of Turkish companies will start laying a new line "in the coming days". (Source: Anadolu Agency)

Construction of Major Iran-Iraq Railway "Will Begin Soon"

A senior Iraqi official said the construction work for establishing a major railway project connecting the Arab country to neighboring Iran will get underway not in the too distant future. "The railway between Iran and Iraq through the Shalamcheh link will get going soon," said Qasim al-Araji, a national security adviser to the Iraqi government, […]