On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani requested that the World Bank analyze the development road project plans. According to a statement acquired by Shafaq News Agency, this occurred during his leadership of the third meeting of the Supreme Committee for Implementing the Development Road Project.
During the discussion, they “discussed the extent of the impact of international road projects, to be implemented in the region, on the development road project, as well as the project’s work strategy and the economic model presented by the consulting team to be contracted.”
Al-Sudani instructed the Transport Ministries and the Board of Advisors to “prepare a mechanism for contracting with the World Bank to be a partner in auditing the project designs.”
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of launching the first step of implementation after developing strategies and clarifying the project’s ideas with the countries contributing to it, as well as reflecting the project’s impact in various activities in Iraq, including economic, industrial, service, and social aspects.
According to Al-Sudani, “the development road project will provide an integrated transportation network, and will be a global marketing gateway for the products of the industrial cities that will be established along the road, in addition to creating new investment growth poles.”