16 October 2019
Iraq has approved plans for the construction of 21 markets in the capital Baghdad to expand shopping services to citizens, a news network said on Wednesday.
Baghdad's Secretariat (Municipality) has completed the designs for 16 souqs (markets) that are located in various areas of the city, Aliqtisad News said, quoting a secretariat statement.
"12 of these markets will be launched shortly and will include many small shacks for sellers...these projects will expand access to shopping in all areas and at the same time organize this service and end anarchy in some areas," the statement said.
(Writing by Nadim Kawach; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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