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Duhok launches Provincial Development Strategy

The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization. Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, […]

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Opening of the American University of Duhok

The American University of Duhok has been officially opened in a ceremony held on Tuesday. The ceremony was attended by Kurdistan Region President, Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council and Honorary President of the American University of Duhok, Masrour Barzani, a number of foreign diplomatic representatives and KRG and […]

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First Natural Gas Arrives at Duhok Power Station

The Kurdistan Regional Government has announced the successful delivery via pipeline of the first quantities of natural gas from the gas field at Summail to fuel the Duhok Power Station (pictured). The Summail Gas Field lies within the area of the Duhok Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and is operated by the Norwegian company DNO, which […]

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KRG PM hosts groundbreaking for Duhok International Airport

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new international airport in Duhok. Duhok International Airport will be the third airport in the Kurdistan Region. After its completion in 2015, travellers will have direct international access to each of the Region’s three provinces. Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister highlighted the […]

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KRG PM Barzani Announces Duhok International Airport

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani this week announced that the foundation stone for Duhok International Airport will be laid within two months. The future airport will further strengthen tourism and trade links in Duhok, which is one of Iraq’s most prosperous governorates. The premier’s news came in a statement also unveiling broader […]

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Work to Begin on Duhok Airport in 2 Months

The Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani (pictured), has announced that the foundation stone for the new Duhok Airport will be laid within two months. AKnews reports that he said that his government will soon begin building hospitals in the city, town and districts of Duhok. The news comes after Barzani’s meeting with Duhok governor […]

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11 New Factories Opened in Duhok in 2011

The chief of industrial development in Duhok has said that 11 new factories were opened in the province in 2011, up from seven 2010. According to the report from AKnews, an additional five factories were sanctioned last year but they are yet to open. All the factories are of private sector. There are 546 factories […]

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Duhok Opens $11m Conference Centre

A new $11 million USD (13 billion IQD) conference hall was opened last week in Duhok city, according to AKnews. Bayar Ramzi, director for Cultural Center of Duhok University, told the agency that the design of the conference center was selected by the president of Duhok University for its modern lines. The conference center, intended […]

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We are Committed to Reforms – KRG’s Barzani

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has said the Kurdistan Regional Government is “firmly insistent to implement administrative reforms”. These remarks were part of a speech he made at the ceremony of presention of the ISO certificate to the KRG Ministry of Interior. He said the aim the KRG wants to attain is “to eliminate bureaucracy, red […]

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