Work on Haifa-bagdad Rail Line Starts in Fortnight

Work on the proposed Haifa-Bagdad railway, which will link Egypt and British India by rail via Haifa, will start within a fortnight it is learned here today in connection with the arrival of 80 British engineers from India. They are leaving shortly for Haifa where work on the project, which together with the Mosul pipe-line will entail an expenditure of $100,000,000, will start.

Late in September the British Colonial Office issued a statement granting assistance from the Colonial Development Fund towards the cost of a detailed survey to be undertaken in connection with the Haifa-Bagdad railway. It is believed that the 80 engineers are about to start on this survey.

The Mosul pipe line, which will carry the oil from the Mosul fields in Iraq, is to have its Mediterranean terminus at Haifa. The proposed railway is expected to parallel the pipe line.

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