By John Lee. A Kuwaiti businessman is reportedly planning to grow 100,000 date palms and build a nature reserve complete with ostriches and deer in southern Badia, 150 km from the city of Basra. According to Reuters, Abdul-Aziz al-Babtain is investing $58 million in the project, which will see the palms grown over the next […]
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By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] (pictured) has announced the construction of a tourism and entertainment resort in Basra, to “honor and appreciate its role to support the national economy as a generous oil governorate.” The $234-million Muftiya City project has been awarded to an international holding company he named as […]
The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced that Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has joined the Council. BGT is one of Iraq’s premier container and multi-purpose cargo handling facility, with a team of high-performing Iraqi and International port professionals who deliver customer-focused, high productivity and congestion-free port services to Iraq’s economy. Situated in Umm Qasr, […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Basra moggies set paw in Iraq’s first cat hotel: View on YouTube
A customised Damen cutter suction dredger, type CSD500, has been named by her owner, Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), at the Damen Dredging yard in the Netherlands. Immediately after the ceremony, the dredger was made ready for transport and towed to Rotterdam, from where it was shipped to Port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. The dredger’s first […]
By John Lee. Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corporation Berhad (WSC) has announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Wasco Engineering International Ltd (WEIL) has been awarded a contract by Basrah Gas Company (BGC) for the design, packaging and sale of gas compressor packages and associated plant and site facilities. The contract is valued at $34.6 million. The […]
By John Lee. Platts reports that Iraq plans to launch a new Basrah Medium crude oil grade “whenever logistics allow,” to provide “more stability” in existing grades. It quotes Ali Nazar al-Shatari, the Deputy Director General of the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) as saying the new grade will have an API gravity of 29-30 degrees, […]
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Saleem al-Wazzan. As Saudis Prepare To Open Basra Consulate, Iran Opens Border To Iraqis Iraqis can now visit a special visa-free zone in neighbouring Iran, over the border from […]
By John Lee. Saudi Arabia will reportedly re-open its consulate in Basra within two weeks. Al Arabiya says that the consulate closed in 1990 during the second Gulf war. (Source: Al Arabiya) (Picture: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi meeting Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, 19th June 2017)
Swiss-based Mövenpick has signed a deal to manage a five-star, 152-key hotel in Basra, Iraq”s economic capital and a regional oil and gas hub. The Mövenpick Hotel Basra is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2018. Located in the center of Basra, within the commercial district of Al Baradi’yah and 25km west of […]
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A soil barrier built to protect Basra’s farms and oil fields from polluted water flushed out of Iran is leaking. It’s the latest in a long list of water woes […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To the sound of drums and trumpets, an Iraqi groom and his bride this week stepped hand-in-hand onto a speed boat on the river in Basra to celebrate: Click here to view on YouTube.