Al-Maliki agrees to allocate 25 billion dinars to open the closed border crossing with Iran for 34 years

Posted by on Mar 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Alsumaria news Diyala The Governor of Diyala Amer Salman Al-majmaie, Tuesday, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to allocate 25 billion to speed up the reopening the closed border crossing with Iran for 34 years. Al-majmaie, said in an interview for “alsumaria news”, “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed to allocate 25 billion dinars to finance the service projects within the crossing Sumar-Mandali (124 km North East of Baquba) between Iraq and Iran in order to speed up the file reopened to commercial and economic activities after the 34-year-old closure”.

The academicians to “reopen the crossing Sumar-Mandali will positively on Northeastern Diyala and provides thousands of jobs for the unemployed, in addition to its positive impact on improving economic and trade between Iraq and Iran.” The Directorate of the Mandali in Diyala province revealed, (October 22, 2013), decision of the Central Government to wait to open a border crossing with Iran for unknown reasons, stressed the importance of reopening the crossing and its positive impact on the local economy are active.

 

The crossing (Sumar-Mandali) of border with Iran closed since nearly 30 years against the backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, and has not been reopened since. Diyala province has a border crossing with Iran called region, occupying a strategic importance due to the large commercial convoys flowing from both sides, as well as one of the main border crossings through which visitors enter the Holy to Iraq and a lot of goods.

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