April 12, 2021 | auto

Ministry of Transport: Daewoo Has Started The Field Survey For Faw Grand Port Project


Baghdad / NINA /- The Ministry of Transport announced, on Sunday, that the Korean company implementing the Faw Port project has started field survey work, after laying the foundation stone for the project this morning, in the presence of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi.

The ministry said in a statement, 'Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi inaugurated today, Sunday, a project to build five giant berths for unloading ships with a length of 1750 meters and implemented within the contract concluded with the Korean company Daewoo, which began the field survey procedures in preparation to start its work on the project, in the presence of the technical Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport and the governor of Basra, MPs, directors of formations, and a large gathering of journalists and media professionals. '

It added: 'This gigantic project will include the construction of a container yard with a length of 1750 meters, the project of dredging and digging and the construction of a navigation channel inside the port basin with a length of 10 km inside the port, and 13 km outside the port to connect it to the international navigation channel, and the construction of a highway linking the port and the city of Umm Qasr with a length of 63 km and the construction of a tunnel under Khor Al-Zubair channel that connects to the side of the eastern road.

The ministry affirmed, 'This project is the vital artery and the backbone of the country's economic life, as it will connect the eastern region with Europe through Iraq, Turkey and Syria, with the so-called dry canal. Once completed, it will become the largest port overlooking the Gulf and the tenth at the level of the world, as its production capacity will reach 99 million tons according to the designs made by the Italian consulting firm Tactical.

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