Iraqi PM Says Dry Road Will Be a Bedrock for Regional Economy

The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mohammad Shia al-Sudani, on Saturday, said that the ‘Dry Road’ initiative – a project slated to link Iraq with Europe via Turkey– would act as a crucial backbone for a thriving, sustainable economy, unveiling plans for a state-of-the-art industrial city near al-Faw port.

In his address at the inauguration of the Development Project Conference, al-Sudani said the thoughtfully designed road is an ambitious step aimed at revolutionizing the economic infrastructure and transitioning it into a more robust and ripe entity.

“This sustainable initiative is envisioned as a cornerstone for a resilient, non-oil-dependent economy. It serves as a pivotal link, fostering economic alliances with Iraq’s neighbors and the broader region, and contributing to a unified effort towards comprehensive economic integration.”

The premier praised al-Faw port as the focal point of this vital economic movement, intricately linked with the upcoming urban locale where the government plans to construct an innovative, smart industrial city.

He added, “This technologically advanced city, designed to stay ahead of trends for the next half-century, will be home to a multitude of industries. By capitalizing on local and imported resources, we aim to fulfill domestic needs.”

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