The Dry Canal Project; An Overview for a Land-based New Connection over Iraq for the International Commercial Transportation

Ghassan Hassan Abdul Hadi, Tan Gangyi, Duraid G. Hasan, Gelareh Sadeghi


This academic report was written to shed light on the Iraqi future project (The Dry Canal); Essentially, Iraq is looking for a major goal, by take a benefit of its strategic geographical location in world's map, by accessing to maritime trade and the world. Iraqi government's desire is to build an integrated transport system, to link with regional countries through a huge plan called the Dry Canal Project that connects Asia to Europe, by using the Iraqi land as a bond for the global trade movement, and transforming its territory into a land route alternative to the Suez Canal. Consequently, it is possible to observe the massive size of infrastructure projects, which have been contracted between the government, and the biggest companies to rebuild the entire necessary infrastructure which belongs to that giant project. This study aims to review the general future shape of this project as the Iraqi officials planned and also according to their statements in the local press and the world, As the important step in the way to identify and set of all requirements, services and operational.

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