Jordan discusses transport cooperation with Egypt and Iraq

Amman (Petra) – The Ministry of Transport announced it recently held talks with Egyptian and Iraqi transport sectors to enhance cooperation in various aspects of the domain.

The talks were held on the sidelines of the meetings of the General Assembly of the Arab Bridge Maritime Company, held recently in Cairo, according to a press release issued by the ministry on Tuesday.

The ministry added that during the talks with the Egyptian and Iraqi officials, it discussed a proposed railway network between Jordan and the two Arab countries and the means to secure the funds required for this mega project. The talks also touched on the means to address the issue of Jordanian trucks piling up at the Iraqi borders.

Jordanian Minister of Transport Lina Shabib, who led the Kingdom's delegation to the Arab Bridge Maritime meetings, said that the discussions covered several important issues such as the company's planned budget for the fiscal year 2014. The meetings, she added, also addressed regional economic repercussions experienced by the company, and its performance.

Shabib noted that the Arab Bridge Company has ferried more than 25 million passengers, including tourists and pilgrims, and more than two million vehicles in 50,000 cruises.

Petra News Agency
December 31, 2013