12 December, 2019

Iraq starts rebuilding Mosul train network

Station and rail badly damaged in war

12 December 2019

Iraq has launched a project to rebuild the train station and rail networks in its Northern Mosul city which was badly damaged by the war four years ago.

The official Alsabah newspaper said two state-controlled companies have started work on the train station that was completely destroyed in the war.

"We have just launched work to reconstruct the Mosul central train station...we will also soon begin work on rehabilitating the rail networks that link the station to other parts of the city," the paper said, quoting Najm Al-Jabbouri, governor of Nineveh province, of which Mosul is the capital.

He did not mention project costs but said there is no timetable for its completion given the "massive damage the network has sustained."

(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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