Baghdad to Spend $300m on 15 New Bridges
|August 17, 2012||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
Baghdad is to build 15 new bridges worth at total of $300 million (360 billion Iraqi dinars), in an attempt to improve traffic in the city.
Eng. Talib Nejim al-Maamouri, head of Baghdad’s Engineering Department, told Al-Shorfa news agency:
“An agreement was reached with 33 Iraqi, Turkish and Italian companies to start the project within 30 days …
“The new bridges will help ease traffic, revitalise trade in the capital and bring more beauty to it.”
He said the bridges will be built in both al-Rasafa and al-Karkh in Baghdad and will include bridges on the Tigris River to link both sides of the capital.
The project is scheduled to be completed within two and half years.
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