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NIC sets May 12 as final date to receive bids for Baghdad Metro project

Baghdad ( – The Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Haider Makiya, said on Monday that May 12 will be the last date to receive bids for the Baghdad Metro and Najaf-Karbala train projects.

Makiya’s statement took place during a press conference held with representatives of the companies applying for the projects, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

Makiya mentioned earlier in April that three foreign companies have sought to engage in the Baghdad Metro project, while one company submitted a request for the Najaf-Karbala train project.

The announcement of the Baghdad metro project as an investment opportunity took place in February and was extended until April 11, 2024.

The Iraqi Prime Minister’s advisor on transport affairs, Nasser Al-Asadi, said last month that the designs for the Baghdad Metro project have been completed.

Al-Asadi explained that with 64 stations spread across 148 kilometers, the Baghdad Metro project will cover 85 percent of the capital city, including all holy sites, hospitals, colleges, and tourism districts.

In a ceremony held to launch the investment opportunities of Baghdad Metro, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, said that the $2.5 billion Baghdad Metro project represents an important shift in the transportation sector in Baghdad, where the population exceeds eight million.

Baghdad Metro is expected to cover around 80 percent of the capital area.

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