NIC Participates in the Meeting Held by the Ministry of Transport to Discuss Designs submitted to build Iraq Grand Port in Basra
NIC participated in the meeting held in the Ministry of Transport to discuss designs submitted to build Iraq Grand Port in Basra by the Italian company. The meeting was headed by the Minister of Transport Mr. Hadi Al- Amiry and attended by the ministry deputy ministers, a number of the Parliament members on behalf of Basra governorate, the Marine leader assistant, Ministries representatives and experts from the Ministry of Planning.
NIC representative Mr. Abdulla Al- Bander said that the meeting had elaborately discussed the designs submitted by the Italian company to build Iraq Grand Port which shall be considered as the twelfth globally and the first in the Middle East.
He added that the port site, its capacities and economic merits which will benefit Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Jordan through the dry channel was also discussed during the meeting, Mr. Bander assured that NIC in conjunction with the Ministry of Planning will invite the biggest global specialized companies to participate in implementing this huge project referring that the project will be implemented over two stages within 4 years proposed.
Abdullah al- Bander also referred that the project will save costs and time through the dry channel which transport goods to Turkey, Syria, Jordan and the GCC countries in addition to the merits Iraq will gain by providing job opportunities regardless of the huge revenues which will contribute to supporting the general budget beside the oil revenues.