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Old April 5th, 2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Najaf monorail project

Najaf has an MoU for a monorail project to be built by some dodgy nigerian "company" TransGlobim ...

http://www.globim.com/gallery.html

ah. you couldn't make it up. I wonder how much the nigerians will scam out of them before they realise they've been had.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #2
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Is this a joke !! what on earth are they thinking !

I'm crossing my fingers for a late "April's Fools" joke sheytan lol
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Old April 5th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #3
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OH btw, it doesn't say anything about a monorail, It just says railroads
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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ya. its a monorail and its no joke... (its from last summer).

http://radionawa.com/(X(1)A(uzgeofzJ...731&LinkID=105

http://www.investorsiraq.com/showthread.php?t=138902 hahaha. here they call it a "canadian" company, because the nigerian one-man-show resides in canada

blah blah....

its only an MoU which means nothing in Iraq. I just hope they don't put up any cash any time soon.

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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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مشروع قطار معلق بـ 300 مليون دولار يربط الاماكن المقدسة في النجف بمطارها ومرائبها
مشروع قطار معلق بـ 300 مليون دولار يربط الاماكن المقدسة في النجف بمطارها ومرائبها

المشاهدات : 153

وقعت محافظة النجف الاشرف عقدا مع شركة كندية لانشاء قطار معلق يربط الاماكن المقدسة في النجف والكوفة بمطار النجف ومرائب النقل .

وقال فاضل الفضل مدير هيئة استثمار النجف في تصريح لمراسل موقع نون ( بحضور محافظ النجف وعدد من المسئولين تم يوم الاحد الماضي توقيع عقد مع شركة كندية على تنفيذ مشروع قطار كهربائي معلق يربط الأماكن المقدسة في قضائي النجف والكوفة بمرائب النقل والمطار بكلفة 300 مليون دولار عل ان ينجز خلال عامين من تاريخ توقيع العقد..

موضحا بقوله : ان هيئة الاستثمار وقعت العقد مع شركة ترانس كلوبم الكندية المتخصصة في مجال النقل لإنشاء جسر معلق أحادي السكة هو الأول من نوعه في العراق والمنطقة ، وان المشروع ينفذ على مرحلتين الأولى لربط مسجد السهلة ومسجد الكوفة الذي يبعد مسافة واحد كيلومتر عنه ومرقد الإمام علي عليه السلام والكراج الشمالي والجنوبي في قضاء النجف.

اما المرحلة الثانية فتتتضمن ربط المشروع بمطار النجف الدولي ومنطقة الفرات الأوسط لأهميتها من الناحية السياحة الدينية..

وستوفر المرحلة الاول منه 1500 فرصة عمل فضلا عن تسهيل نقل الزوار وفك الاختناقات المرورية التي تشهدها المحافظة في الزيارات المليونية )

موقع نون خاص
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:28 PM   #6
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this company "globim"

they bought their domain name in 2004.
http://www.whois.net/whois/globim.com

and they don't even have their own servers... its with a third party registrar....

iraqis are a joke

the above "example" is repeated across the entire range of "contracts" and "MoUs" signed by investment authorities across the country...

good LUCK!!!
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #7
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Najaf is one of the risky place during the war... aside from Taiji and Basrah. Hope for coming years, this place will become the tourist one...
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Old April 5th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #8
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Najaf is one of the risky place during the war... aside from Taiji and Basrah. Hope for coming years, this place will become the tourist one...
hmmmm... depends on your perspective (i guess you were with the americans in their various bases, as opposed to being "in the cities"?). Najaf's been pretty quiet with the exception of that "ruffle" in 2004. why do you say that?

certainly walk in the park compared to diyala, anbar, samarra, nineweh and basra...
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:56 PM   #9
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I'm confused shouldn't they have some sort of bidding round before they contract out such a huge project.


As you said, if this is just a MoU then it's no big deal.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #10
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NAJAF | Najaf Monorail | PROPOSAL

Najaf Monorail To Be Built By Canada’s TransGlobim

Canadian consortium TransGlobim International has been awarded a $600mn contract to build Iraq’s 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 months following surveying. The monorail is one of a number of major transport projects planned since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. In January, the Iraqi Ministry of Transport announced plans to construct a $3bn rail network around Baghdad, including a 112km loop line and two new passenger stations (MEES, 1 February).

http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidv5...20TransGlobim/


Najaf, Iraq Monorail Sytem
Najaf is a city in Iraq about 160 km south of Baghdad and is the second largest city in Iraq with an estimated population in 2008 of 1.2 million. Najaf is one of the holiest cities of Shia Islam as it is the home to the shrine of Imam Ali, Prophet Muhammad's martyred son-in-law. It is also the center of Shia political power in Iraq. The shrine of Imam Ali is the third holiest in the world for Shia Muslims and a major place of pilgrimage. The population of Iraq is estimated at 30 million and the major cities are Baghdad to the north and Basra to the south of Najaf. The main group within Iraq are the Shias who comprise 65% of the population. Up to 15 percent of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims are Shi'ite and over 60 million reside in neighbouring Iran who plan to increase the number of pilgrims visiting Holy Shi'ite sites in Iraq each year to 3 million.

On June 20, 2008, Najaf International Airport opened its doors to the first international flights directly into the holy city, a move which will increase the number of pilgrims that visit the Holy city of Najaf and neighbouring Kerbala. Metro Najaf is served by an under-developed and over used road network. There are no major highways within the city except one major artery that links the city to Kerbala in the south and Baghdad to the north. The dominant feature of the economic landscape is tourism, more specifically religious tourism to the Holy Mosque of Imam Ali and to the mosques of Kufa and Sahla.

Currently, Najaf hosts more than 5,000 visitors per day Saturday to Wednesday peaking to 20,000 visitors per day on the weekend (Thursday/Friday). On 20 major nights of the year, the city is host to over one million people per day. The net result is a pilgrim target market of approximately 70 million people annually. The region has enjoyed relative stability compared to city's to the North since the collapse of the pervious regime. This has allowed for rapid economic and employment growth.

In February 2010, the investment commission in Najaf signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a group of Korean and Iraqi companies to extract oil and conduct infrastructure projects worth over $22 billion U.S. dollars in the province. The project is expected to produce 400,000 barrels of oil per day and will provide the province with $400 million a year per Najaf Governor Adnan al-Zurfi.

System Specifications

37 km (of equivalent single track) monorail linking the three major mosques in Najaf; Imam Ali, Kufa, and Sahla, and linking the two main bus depots
Next phase will link the monorail to the new Najaf airport and further extension within the city of Najaf
Project entails finance, survey, design, construction, and operating the line
Concession period - 30 years
All guideway components will be pre-cast and assembled on site
Initially 5-6 minute headway between trains, moving to 2-3 minutes in heavy usage periods
Train capacity 400 to 420 people per train travelling 35 to 80 km/hr depending on station distance
Trains will be powered on a straddle system
Guideway design will accommodate blast protection
Project timelines 24 months to build after completion of survey and design
Total estimated project time: 30 – 36 months

http://www.globim.com/monorail.html
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Old July 14th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #11
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Congrats Najaf, Congrats Iraq!!!!
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Old July 14th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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nigerian scam. see previous threads on this topic.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #13
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oh... who does that!
hahah thanks though for the heads up
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what do you exatcly mean by nigerian scam? TransGlobim International , the news ..? because MEED reported it this week and they are a reliable source.
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Old July 17th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #15
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Imli

Check out their website, its a joke, they have no previous working experience. The owner is a Nigerian and only resides in Canada. The company is quite young and has no previous construction experience.

I'm speaking to my father in law who is connected, inshalla he will be able to expose them. The whole local government is corrupt in Najaf, but in Karbala they are much better.
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some more "details" - and a render... anybody hear news of any actual construction????





Reuters reports that Iraq’s city of Najaf has awarded a Canadian company a $600 million contract to build the country’s first monorail.
Anwar al-Haboobi, a member of the Najaf investment committee, told Reuters the project will be only the second of its kind in the Middle East after Dubai. The contract was awarded to TransGlobim International (Globim), a privately-owned Canadian consortium.
The monorail is one of a number of large-scale infrastructure projects discussed by Iraqi officials since the fall of Saddam Hussein, including a plan for a multi-billion dollar Baghdad metro, none of which has yet been built. Najaf, one of Shi’ite Islam’s holiest sites, hosts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims at rites several times a year, jamming its mediaeval streets.
“This project will ease the transport crisis and the clogged streets in the province, especially during the blessed days of rituals,” Haboobi said.
The Najaf monorail project will be finished in three years and be carried out in two stages, Haboobi said. The Canadian company will build a power plant to run the train, he added.
TransGlobim lists the following specifications:
* 37 km (of equivalent single track) monorail linking the three major mosques in Najaf; Imam Ali, Kufa, and Sahla, and linking the two main bus depots
* Next phase will link the monorail to the new Najaf airport and further extension within the city of Najaf
* Project entails finance, survey, design, construction, and operating the line
* Concession period – 30 years
* All guideway components will be pre-cast and assembled on site
* Initially 5-6 minute headway between trains, moving to 2-3 minutes in heavy usage periods
* Train capacity 400 to 420 people per train travelling 35 to 80 km/hr depending on station distance
* Trains will be powered on a straddle system
* Guideway design will accommodate blast protection
* Project timelines 24 months to build after completion of survey and design
* Total estimated project time: 30 – 36 months
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Old December 1st, 2010, 02:48 AM   #17
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so not a scam after all?!
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Old December 1st, 2010, 02:49 AM   #18
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still a scam in my view!!

but at least we have some renders to dream with now
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Najaf seems to have a lot of scams, its a shame i would like to see this city go far.
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