KRG Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Erbil is the fourth largest city in Iraq (population: approx. 1.5 million) after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul. The city is located in Iraqi Kurdistan (north of Iraq) and is the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The purpose of the project is the realization of a Light Rail Transit (LRT) public transport system to service the city and to provide an efficient solution to the mobility problems within the existing urban area. The key objectives to be attained through planning and implementation of the public transport system are to:
• Improve the mobility of citizens, ease interconnection, and decrease travel costs and time;
• Improve living within the city by increasing public transport flow while diminishing private automobile traffic;
• Decrease transportation costs by a rationalization of the system and a reduction of the management and maintenance expenditures
• In general, increase the social welfare of the population.