Expressway to form part of a new ‘Silk Road’ which will link Europe and the Far East through Iraq
The Iraqi government is in talks with a Danish engineering consultancy firm for the contract to design a 900km highway that will link Basra with the Syrian and Turkish borders, Meed has reported.
The discussions with the Copenhagen-headquartered Cowi are focussed on designing the road project, officially known as Expressway 2, Minister Mohammed al-Darraj, said.
The expressway will form part of a new ‘Silk Road’, which will link Europe and the Far East through Iraq, the minister said. The highway also forms parts of Iraq’s plans to spend $5.8bn over the next three years to build new roads and bridges across the country.