Baghdad, August 20 / August (Rn) – The head of government of the Technical Committee that visited Kuwait last week, today, he had not been discussed with the Kuwaiti side on the crisis in the port of Mubarak, but has been viewed on the details of the establishment of the port.
Basra ports And Iraq had sent a panel of technical experts early last week to prepare a detailed report on the Port Mubarak and its negative effects, if any, on the navigation of Iraq, while Kuwait said before leaving the Iraqi delegation is ready to provide all kinds of help to complete its work.
And put Kuwait last April the foundation stone for the construction of the port, “Mubarak the Great” in the Bubiyan Island, which lies in the far north-west Persian Gulf, and is the second largest island in the Gulf (890 square kilometers) after the Iranian island of Qeshm.
Baghdad has seen and other Iraqi cities to protest the project because of the Kuwaiti Macalt by the Iraqi Government that will stop traffic in Iraq.
Following threats of “Hezbollah Iraq” posted on the Web sites to hit the port of Kuwait in case it was built, the lining troops near the Kuwaiti island of Bubiyan for fear of attacks from some of the groups “extremist.”
The chief adviser Thamer Ghadban told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the technical committee, which included a large number of experts the affairs of navigation and ports did not discuss with the Kuwaiti side to stop the port or suspension of, but was briefed on the stages of its work and its impact on ports of Iraq.”
“The Committee was briefed on the ground port of Mubarak Al-Kabeer and found that there is a response from the Kuwaiti side to resolve the issue through dialogue Port Mubarak and not influence the other Iraqi ports.”
He explained that the Technical Committee will provide a detailed and comprehensive report on the location of the port of Mubarak Al-Kabeer to take appropriate decisions. “
And threatened Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, earlier this month, Kuwait’s resort to the United Nations in case of the Technical Committee discovered the existence of economic damage and shipping to Iraq by the location of the port of Kuwait Mubarak.
According to Iraqi experts that the port will make the Kuwaiti coast extends over a distance of 500 km, while the coast of Iraq would be limited in the area of 50 km, warning that the project could cause a new political crisis between the two neighboring countries on the grounds that it would lead to “strangle” the only sea port of Iraq.
Iraq and form an emergency committee and the ministerial visit to Kuwait to end the problem of the port adjacent to the waterway, Iraq’s Persian Gulf.
The objection to the Iraq re-construction of the port of Kuwait tension between the two sides, after the relatively improved relations during the last period.
The Ministry of Transport on August 7 / August it will begin the implementation of the port of Faw in 2012 after the major design of the port by a group of Italian companies.
The Parliamentary Service Commission has been accused in the July 14 last both Iran and Kuwait to continue to hinder the implementation of the port of Faw for economic reasons, asserting the same time double the strategy of the Ministry of Transport in the implementation of mega projects that enhance the economic reality of the country.