Amanat Baghdad's Engineering Department said Monday (August 13th) that 15 bridges worth $300 million will be built in Baghdad to improve traffic conditions and urban planning.
"An agreement was reached with 33 Iraqi, Turkish and Italian companies to start the project within 30 days," Eng. Talib Nejim al-Maamouri, head of the Engineering Department, told Al-Shorfa.
Al-Maamouri said the bridges will be built in both al-Rasafa and al-Karkh in Baghdad and will include bridges on the Tigris River to link both sides of the capital to each other.
"The new bridges will help ease traffic, revitalise trade in the capital and bring more beauty to it," he said.
Al-Maamouri said the project will be completed within two and half years.