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Norinco in Pole Position to Secure Najaf to Karbala Rail Project

Chinese company's designs have been approved by the GCIR this week, with project awaiting Iraqi government approval

Chinese construction and engineering company Norinco are expected to secure the project for the construction of a new elevated railway connecting the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala.

According to a report in Al-Forat News, the General Company for Iraqi Railways (GCIR) ave held discussions with Norinco executives this week and approved their designs for the project, with the report saying "Norinco had earlier submitted an offer to carry out this strategic project which will largely facilitate the movement of visitors between the two cities".

The project, which has been in the pipeline for a number of years, remains subject to final approval from the Iraqi government with funding to be delivered through a Chinese government loan.

Source: Zawya

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