Iraq unveils ambitious Europe-Mideast road and rail project

IRAQ today presented an ambitious plan to turn itself into a regional transportation hub by developing its road and rail infrastructure, linking Europe with the Gulf and other Middle East countries.  

Once completed, the US$17 billion (RM78.2 billion) project known as the “Route of Development” would span the length of the country, stretching 1,200km from the northern border with Turkey to the Gulf in the south.