Updates to traffic infrastructure

Baghdad traffic directorate deploys radar and cameras, announces plan to open license plate factory

BAGHDAD, October 31 — The General Traffic Directorate in Baghdad announced on Tuesday it installed radar sensors and modern cameras at 10 intersections within the Karkh and Rusafa districts of the city, and confirming the inauguration of a license plate manufacturing facility at the beginning of the next year.

Ziad Al-Qaisi, spokesperson for the Directorate, shared in an official statement to Al-Sabah newspaper:

Under the guidance of the Minister of Interior, Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, and under direct supervision from the General Traffic Directorate, for the first time since 2003, a license plate manufacturing facility has been established. This represents a significant achievement during the current government’s tenure.

The facility will produce license plates, eliminating the need for imports, with approximately 75 percent to 80 percent completion, and it is set to open early next year.

The Minister of Interior is highly concerned with the installation of radar and modern cameras. There is close oversight from the General Traffic Directorate and traffic directors in Baghdad and the governorates. Contracts are in place as part of the Ministry of Interior’s plan to install surveillance cameras and speed radar.

There is a joint effort in collaboration with a reputable international company to install surveillance cameras and speed radar in five intersections in the Karkh district and five intersections in Rusafa.

We have initiated the installation of cameras and speed radars at intersections such as Al-Shaab Stadium, Al-Nakheel, Al-Azyaa, and Hamah, in addition to five intersections in the Karkh district. The Directorate has also begun installing smart sensors for traffic congestion, equipped with cameras to capture traffic violations.