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Najaf-Karbala railway project to be discussed by Iraq’s GCIR, China’s Norinco Company

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Techno-economic feasibility study for the Najaf-Karbala railway line was discussed.


According to, the China-headquartered construction company Norinco and Iraq’s transport ministry discussed the scope for investments by the Chinese company in railway projects in Iraq.


Ministry of Transport spokesperson Hussein Jalil Al-Khafaji said in a press release, that Talib Al-Husseini, Director General of the General Company for Iraqi Railways (GCIR), met with the Norinco delegation in Baghdad to discuss investments in current and future railway projects.


Al-Khafaji said a feasibility study prepared by the Chinese company for the Najaf-Karabala railway line was discussed during the meeting, adding that in line with Minister of Transport Nasser Hussein Al-Shibli’s directive to partner with international companies to develop Iraq’s railway infrastructure, GCIR and Norinco signed a joint minute to organize additional meetings to finalize the technical and economic feasibility study for the project.



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