Baghdad - INA - Nassar Al Hajj
Today, Thursday, Minister of Transport, Nasser Al-Shibli, confirmed the activation of river taxi during the next few period, indicating that there are companies that will participate in operating river taxi.
Al-Shibli told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The directive has been made regarding the river taxi to resume it very soon."
He added, "River taxi is a new means of transportation that will be added to the Iraqis through the use of the Tigris River," noting that "the river taxi will start in Baghdad and Basra and will include all provinces."
It is noteworthy that the General Company for Maritime Transport set, earlier, a date to activate river taxi in Baghdad and the provinces.
The director of Maritime Transport Media, Talib Al-Badiri, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The directorate was ready to proceed with the activation of river taxi, as the approval of the Cabinet was obtained, modern boats were prepared and the berths were prepared in preparation for its activation, but the Corona pandemic, and the consequent decisions of the committee The Supreme Council for Health and Safety, regarding social distancing, and other recommendations, led to the postponement of the launch of the project.