Archive | Iraq Public Works News

Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities in Iraq’s public works.

Iraq’s Mosul Dam Lake Shrinking

The reservoir impounded by Iraq’s Mosul Dam has shrunk 60 percent in surface area from the late 1990s to present day, according to a report from the World Resources Institute (WRI): There are several factors behind this trend, including poor water resource management by the Iraqi government and intense regional droughts. But it’s Turkey’s Southeast […]

Video: Faw Peninsula faces Environmental Catastrophe

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Environmentalists say Iraq’s once fertile Faw Peninsula is facing catastrophe. The region has seen a major collapse in its fishing and farming industries due to drought and decades of wars. Al Jazeera‘s Imran […]

Biwater, Wood Partnership to Improve Iraq’s Water Infrastructure

A strategic partnership has been established between Biwater and Wood to work together in Iraq to address acute water shortages, beginning with the supply of water to the Basrah region. This important agreement between two leading UK infrastructure firms, demonstrates the scale of international interest and support in Iraq’s extensive infrastructure reconstruction efforts, and follows […]

AMAR Foundation Strenghtens Financial Committee

The Board of the AMAR International Charitable Foundation is to expand and strengthen its Finance Committee. It will now be chaired by leading financial businessman and AMAR supporter, Mr Michael Boardman. The present Chairman, Mr Chris Frost is standing down, but will continue to advise AMAR in a different capacity. Jonathan Ayres, the Chief Financial Officer […]

Kirkuk Garbage Collection Contract Revoked

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has freportedly revoked a contract with a Kurdish-owned garbage removal firm in Kirkuk, resulting in a garbage crisis in the oil-rich province. The owner of the business, Khalid Shinke, told Kurdistan 24 that the Iraqi government canceled the contract with his company on 28th February, leading to the suspension […]

2018 Humanitarian Plans for Iraq Launched

On 6 March, the Government of Iraq as well as the United Nations and its partners launched their 2018 plans for Iraq – the Plan for Relief, Shelter and Stabilization of Displaced People, and the Humanitarian Response Plan. With the end of large-scale military offensives in late 2017, many families have been returning and are […]

Video: Donors pledge more than $300m to Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is hoping for more concrete pledges from international donors on the second day of a conference on rebuilding cities and infrastructure shattered by the conflict with ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq […]

$210m Project to Improve Baghdad Water

Iraq: 5 Million Residents in Baghdad to Benefit from Improved Water Supply and Wastewater Services A US$210 million World Bank project will improve the quality of drinking water supply and wastewater services to 5 million residents in Baghdad who suffer from water shortages and the outbreak of waterborne diseases due to inadequate infrastructure, rapid population […]

$210m UK Support for GE Power Deal

The UK’s Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion, Baroness Rona Fairhead (pictured), has announced $210.8 million in support from UK Export Finance (UKEF) for the second project agreed under the UK-Iraq infrastructure Memorandum of Understanding. The contracts with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq, valued at $220 million, will see GE Global Services UK upgrade […]

4 Metropolitan Transport Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included four subway and metropolitan rail projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: 1. Baghdad Metro The project consist of two lines with total […]

Road Projects available for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) has included several road projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: Rehabilitation and development of the existing roads Construction of highways next to the existing […]