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Kirkuk-Sulaymaniya Rail Link Planned
Design to be Completed Soon on $4 Billion Project
06/04/2009 8:46 PM ET
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Designs will be completed this month for a rail line linking the two northern Iraqi cities of Kirkuk and Sulaymaniya, a local official has announced.

3.1 million US dollars have been appropriated for the project, according to the Sulaymaniya Province project coordinator Washyar Rasoul.

The Hungarian company Muzir Automatique has been engaged for the project, under the supervision of the Iraqi General Railroad Company, Rasoul added.

The design phase of the project includes economic projections, engineering, and identifying the route between the two cities, explaining that there will be six stations on the route along with the main terminals in Kirkuk and Sulaymaniya.

The total cost of the project is estimated at 4 billion US dollars, and is due to take three to four years before completion, the official said.


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