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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 […]

China Railway Company considers Karbala-Najaf Railway

By John Lee. The Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Fuad Hussein, accompanied by the Ministers of Transport and Electricity, a number of Governors, Advisors to the Prime Minister and a number of general managers visited the China Railway Company earlier this week. Among the projects discussed were the building of the Karbala-Najaf railway. The […]

Video: Push in Iraq to get Trains back on Track

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is trying to get its antiquated rail system back on track. Established in the early 1950s, it was one of the most prominent train hubs in the Middle East. But war and […]

Oil, Rail Expansion Dominate China Talks

By Simon Kent. Iraqi PM Haider al Abadi recently met with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss high level strategic projects for both countries to cooperate on. The major discussions focused on a plan for Iraq's State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) and Chinese state run refiner Sinopec to coordinate the shipment, refining and marketing of […]

IS Destroys Kirkuk Railway

By John Lee. Militants from the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) have bombed the Kirkuk railway on Saturday evening, in an attempt to prevent Peshmerga forces from attacking the area. A Peshmerga source in the area told BasNews that the jihadists laid waste to a section of the railway near Maktab Khalid, and blew up […]

More Chinese Trains Delivered

By John Lee. Iraq has received a second shipment of two new trains from China. Of the ten units ordered, this brings the total delivered to four, with the balance to be delivered by the end of the year. The total value of the contract is $138 million (161 billion Iraqi dinars). Chairman of the […]

Iraq Discusses Transport with Egypt, Jordan

By John Lee. Transport officials from Iraq, Egypt and Jordan recently held talks with a view to improving cooperation. Jordan's Petra news agency reports that the talks were held on the sidelines of the meetings of the General Assembly of the Arab Bridge Maritime Company, held recently in Cairo. Among the items discussed were a […]

Iraq to Receive Two Chinese Trains

By John Lee. Iraqi Railways is to receive two Chinese-build trains within the next two months. The trains are part of a ten-train, $115-million contract with China to develop railways sector. The handover of the remaining trains depends on the completion of the Baghdad-Basra-Umm Qasr railway line, which has been delayed due to lack of funds. […]