Financial crisis, "hamper" the establishment of the port of Faw and Vice Besrion promising investment "solution" to complete
Approved the Iraqi ports, Monday, delay implementation of the port of Faw for a variety of reasons, including the financial crisis, while the view of Congress Besrion, that investment is the "solution" to ensure the completion of the project and the face of the negative effects of the port of Mubarak Kuwait next door, revealing the existence of "suspicions of corruption" in implementation.
Ports: financial crisis impede completion of the project
He said the State Company for Iraqi Ports Director, Captain Imran Radi Thani, in an interview to the (long-Presse), "The charge of the Greek company project breaker eastern waves to the port of Faw, south of Basra, completed 91 percent of the work," noting that "the implementation of the project has suffered obstacles without completing it in 2015 next June. "
The second, that "the work in the second phase of the project implemented by the Korean company implemented the Western breaker in the harbor, arrived to ten percent," noting that "the project must be delivered within thirty months."
He explained the General Company for Ports of Iraq director, said: "The Ministry of Transport has warned earlier, to stop work and was pulled out of the executing company that has not been delivered on time," revealing "stops working project to build five berths in the port of Faw third stage, because of the fiscal deficit." .
He acknowledged the second, to "shorten the ports and responsibility in completing the project on the port of Faw, in spite of the ministry to support her," attributing it to "the withdrawal of foreign workers as a result of security incidents that Iraq is going through because of Daash terrorist gangs".
Khalati: investment is the solution
For his part, MP visual, Hassan Khalati, in an interview said to (the long-Presse), said that "several difficulties facing foreign companies implementing the project port of Faw it," returned that "the implementation of the project with public money cause to disrupt the lack of allocations and the deficit in the state budget."
Khalati felt, that "the trend towards the investment side the need to implement the project," adding, "However, this needs to be a political consensus."
Mezni: suspicions of corruption mar the project
To the MP Abbas Sabih Mezni, in an interview to the (long-Presse), for "ready visual House meeting with project stakeholders and technical commissions and company Iraqi ports to prepare a detailed report on the port to determine the flaws and ways to address them as well as the trend towards investment in its implementation."
He warned Mezni, of "the negative effects of the Kuwaiti port of Mubarak on the Iraqi ports, if you disable the project port of Faw," stressing that "the project is still just piles of dirt and placed in the sea," he said.
He stressed the optical MP, the need to "follow up the project and stand on its obstacles to reach to the fact that large amounts of money spent by the" likely "the existence of suspicions of corruption to the project."
The Transport Minister Bayan Jabr, passed in, (January 26 2015), not to the ministry's ability to implement the project port of Faw, because of the weakness of its budget, while the existence of "great reluctance" in its implementation, confirmed that the ministry was considering to allocate investment.
It is the port of Faw on the Arabian Gulf coast in the far south of Iraq, it is planned to include 100 dock for mooring ships of all kinds and receive various commercial goods and activating the role of the maritime sector by virtue of its geographical location, a universal port for connecting the Asian and the European continent through Iraq via Turkey.
The Ministry of Transport and placed in the (April 2011), the foundation stone for the project Faw port, which indicates his designs basis to fit the container terminal 39 thousand meters long, and another platform length of 2,000 meters, as well as an arena for containers with an area of more than one million m 2, and several other Square -purpose area of 600 thousand m2, with an absorptive capacity of the port of 99 million tons per year, while the total cost for the establishment of four billion and 400 million euros, and it is hoped that the connection port line railway connects the Persian Gulf through Iraqi ports in northern Europe through Turkey.
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