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Q&A: Farhan Muhssin al-Fartousi, head of the General Company for Ports of Iraq

Recent progress in the long-delayed Grand Fao Port project is raising Iraq's hopes of becoming a major international commerce hub.
Farhan Muhssin al-Fartousi, the director general of the state-owned General Company for Ports of Iraq. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Iraq is making headway on the Grand Fao port project, with five new berths due to be operational by October, according to Farhan Muhssin al-Fartousi, the director general of the state-owned General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI).

The ambitious project aims to turn this Gulf port into one of the world’s largest commerce hubs, but it has been plagued by delays since work began more than a decade ago.

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