Iraq is seeking to join the Gulf train project

BAGHDAD / JD / .. Ministry of Transport announced Iraqi quest to join the train project Gulf, which starts from Kuwait and ends in the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabia.

said ministry spokesman Transport Karim Nouri / a JD /: that Iraq is seeking to be a part of a project train Gulf, as it represents its strategic level Trains in the area.

and remedy: but we have some problems related to infrastructure related by Iraq so we initially put rails new Iraq and then we link international with the Gulf countries, calling the House of Representatives to speed up passing legislation infrastructure.

revealed Nouri said that this year will import 20 locomotives After the agreement with Chinese companies in order that we create the level of the trains.

expressed the wish that Iraq Hazera such projects in the region of what constitutes its linkage between East and West.

The newspaper Elaph electronic been published before the report (Train Gulf), which begins with train his journey from Kuwait, passing Dammam route to Bahrain, and Dammam also go to Qatar through port Salwa, and will connect the train Qatar and Bahrain, as he goes from Saudi Arabia to the UAE through Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, and then to Muscat via Sohar, and the length of 2117 km “.

States agreed Gulf in the project work plan and schedule for completion of engineering designs detailed project during the year 2013, to begin stages of the establishment of the project during the year 2014 to complete implementation.

would be operational by the year 2018, taking into account the latest developments and challenges that may face the project, and quickly develop appropriate solutions. “

The report pointed out that the total cost of the infrastructure of the entire project worth 15.4 billion dollars