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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)

Austrian Firm Wins Water Pump Order

By John Lee. Austrian-based Andritz has won a contract to supply 121 pumps and 18 booster stations for a new drinking water treatment plant in Samawa, Iraq, on behalf of PWT Wasser- und Abwassertechnik, Germany. The new plant will pump up 220,000 m³ of water from a branch of the river Euphrates, which will then […]

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 […]

Archaeological Digs Continue despite Security Chaos

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. At the beginning of February, a British archaeological excavation mission unveiled at the ruins of Ur a large trade center that is the oldest in the world, going back to the Old Babylonian period […]

Solar Energy to Meet Electricity Needs?

By John Lee. Iraq’s Electricity Minister, Qassem Fahdawi [Qassim al-Fahdawi] (pictured), has reportedly said that his ministry is looking to invest in solar energy projects, in an attempt to solve the continuing shortage of electricity. He said the country produces only about 11,000 MW of power, but needs 21,000 MW. According to Kuwait’s KUNA news […]

$1.5m Support for Humanitarian Coordination

The Federal Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) and Kurdistan Regional Government’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) today met in Erbil to discuss how to effectively reach to more than 3 million displaced Iraqis in the country, as funding is drying up. The United Kingdom and UN Development Programme (UNDP) also signed […]