Iraq government budgets US$5.8bn to build roads over next 4 years
First publishedin World Highways
Substantial investment is being planned for Iraq’s road network in a move intended to boost transportation and help revitalise the country’s economy.
The Iraqi government said it will spend US$5.8billion to build roads between 2012 and 2016, according to Mohammad Al Daraji, the minister of construction and housing.
The government is planning to build 7,000km of new roads by 2016.