After two decades of war, Iraq embraces brighter future with Chinese companies’ efforts, commitment in reconstruction

Exactly two decades after a US-led invasion was launched, Iraq is undergoing tremendous reconstruction on the ruins of war as it tries to heal the wounds from the past.

In recent years, many Chinese companies have gone to Iraq to join in reconstruction efforts. For these Chinese constructors, this is much more than just a job opportunity or business project, but is a chance to make a meaningful contribution to the local people who have gone through the pain of war…

…Once known as the “Venice of the Middle East,” Basra has since lost its former prosperity. As the only hub connecting the Persian Gulf and the inland water system in Iraq, the city is eager to return to its former glory in development.

Large construction projects are underway in the city, with sea vessels assisting in various projects.

Among them are Tianshan and Tianbai, two dredging vessels from China. This is the first phase in the dredging project for Iraq’s new port in Fao. Employees of the Tianjin Dredging Co, a subsidiary of the China Communication Construction Co, work alongside locals on the site to pave the way for the arrival and docking of future vessels…

…The total area of the harbor basin being dredged is about 3.3 million square meters, and the total engineering volume is about 48 million cubic meters. It is scheduled to be completed in July 2025, at which point the port is expected to be the largest in the Middle East and should help reverse the challenge of Iraq’s short coastline and poor port throughput.

Revelation 16:12
The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.

Romans 5:8
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Author: Fire Lily

God has given me grace upon grace. All I want to do is serve the One who loves me so much.

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