Middle East Economic Survey


No 27



Najaf Monorail To Be Built By Canadas TransGlobim

Canadian consortium TransGlobim International has been awarded a $600mn contract to build Iraqs first monorail, in the city of Najaf. The system is intended to decrease congestion in the city, which is a major holy site for Shi'ite Muslims. The monorail will be 37km long and link the Imam Ali, Kufa and Sahla mosques of Najaf with two bus depots, with work expected to be completed over 24...