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PM Barzani Opens Deralok Hydropower Project

In a ceremony attended by Japanese new Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Fumio Iwai, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated the 36 megawatt hydropower project near Deralok town in Duhok Governorate. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) within the framework of Japan’s loan to Iraq. Earlier last week, Prime Minister Barzani […]

Japan Lends Funding for Water Treatment

By Simon Kent. Japan will extend a loan worth “billions” of Yen to construct a water treatment facility in Samawah, southern Iraq. According to the Japan Today, the southern city of 300,000 people currently lacks adequate treatment facilities. Between 2003-04 a contingent of Japanese troops were stationed in the city, and the new loan represents […]

Energy Cmte Discusses New Projects

By John Lee. The Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi chaired a meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Energy (pictured) on Monday. The meeting discussed the status of power supply and the importance of working to improve it, including a proposed project for 400 KV electric transmission lines on deferred payment basis; a program of maintenance, […]

Neglect eats away Historical City of Uruk

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The current situation of archaeological sites in Iraq is saddening. These sites are neglected, abandoned, lack organized protection, and are covered by sand and exposed to tampering by modernists and thieves. Al-Monitor visited the […]

Korea Supports newly liberated areas in Iraq

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a $1 million partnership agreement to support stabilization and recovery in areas liberated from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances […]

AWI Wins Baghdad Waste Removal Contract

By John Lee. Ability with Innovation (AWI) has announced that it has been awarded a contract by PAE Government Services for its equipment lease services to support their BLiSS project in Baghdad, Iraq. AWI will provide bulk waste removal service at Baghdad Embassy Compound (BEC) as second provider. AWI will supply and deliver dump trucks […]

Investment Opportunity in New Baghdad Power Plant

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has invited investment in a new power station at al-Yusufiyah, in Baghdad. The contract for the 1200-1400 MW plant will be granted on a build, own and operate basis. Further details are available from the Ministry of Electricity: [email protected] (Source: National Investment Commission) (Electricity image via Shutterstock)

Japan Considers Water Projects in Basra

By John Lee. On Thursday the Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi held a meeting in his office with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to discuss projects to provide drinking water to the province of Basra. During the meeting, there was a follow-up on the water desalination project in al-Hartha in Basra. Dr. Abadi stressed […]

NGOs in Kurdistan to Consolidate Cooperation

The KRG Department of Foreign Relations (DFR), in coordination with the KRG Department of non-Governmental Organization (DNGO) and the KRG Joint Crisis Coordination Center (JCC) has hosted a special session to discuss cooperation between relevant KRG authorities and the active International non-Governmental Organizations (INGO) in the Kurdistan Region. Minister Falah Mustafa, Head of the KRG […]