The Minister of Transport, Nasser Hussain Bandar, set the date for the completion of the train passes from Baghdad to Mosul and then Turkey, while indicating the existence of a plan to connect the port of Faw with Turkey.
Bandar told the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Sunday, that "serious thinking began to restart the train from Baghdad to Mosul and then to Turkey, as work has begun on a number of bridges destroyed by ISIS terrorist gangs, and within two months the work will be completed."
He added, "The grand plan is to connect the port of Faw to Turkey, and this plan is in place, as we have Chinese and Turkish companies and other advanced companies in building the dry canal."
He pointed out that "Iraq's trains are old, and in 2013 trains were purchased from China, and the speed of the train depends on the railways, so there is an idea in the event of the completion of the new track, we will work to buy new trains."
With regard to the Faw port, he explained, "Negotiating with the Chinese company is not a real negotiation, but rather a negotiation, in order to pressure the Korean company."