16 October, 2019

Iraq to build 21 markets in Baghdad

12 to be launched shortly

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction labourers work at the site of a new Hotel in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

Image used for illustrative purpose. Construction labourers work at the site of a new Hotel in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

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)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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