Iraq: French Alstom awarded two railway projects

The French company specialized in integrated railway systems will develop the Iraqi capital train project and the city of Basra’s metro system project.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Iraqi government and the company was signed Thursday in Baghdad, in the presence of head of National Investment Committee of Iraq, Sami Al Araji, and French Secretary of State, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Trade Arabia repots.

Alstom will supply rolling stock, electromechanical systems, tracks and associated civil works for the Iraqi capital.

In the city of Basra, the world leader in integrated railway systems will develop a metro system, lay down two elevated lines of 30km each and build 15 stations and one depot for each line from North to South, from Zubair to Shat Alarab and from East to West, from Karma to the Desert, the media notes.

The amount of investment has not been revealed.

The two projects will significantly improve the country’s urban transport infrastructure and the national economy, Alstom pointed out.

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