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Iraq’s Environment Faces Grim Reckoning

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq has been involved in many wars, but soon it will have to turn its attention to yet another front or risk being overwhelmed by an environmental crisis. Two coinciding […]

Water Supply to be Upgraded in Sulaymaniyah

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people. “The Governorate and people of Sulaimaniyah have generously welcomed and supported displaced and refugee families,” said UNDP Resident Representative and UN […]

Power Supply Cut pending Payment of Debts

By John Lee. The Turkish company Karadeniz Holding has reportedly stopped supplying electricity from its three generating ships loctated in the ports of Khor al-Zubair, Umm Qasr and Abu Flous. Local media report that the move is due to the non-payment of debts to the company by the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity. The company had […]

Cleaning Campaign collects Garbage from Kurdistan

More than 2,500 tonnes of garbage were collected yesterday from the Governorates of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq- Erbil, Sulaimaniyah, Duhok and Halabja- as a result of the Let us Clean Kurdistan in One-Day campaign funded by the European Union. With the objective of raising awareness on conservation of the environment, the campaign was supported […]

AMAR Chairman welcomes Marshes’ Heritage Award

A senior British politician who has fought for more than two decades to save Iraq’s fabled marshlands today welcomed a United Nations’ decision to make the region a World Heritage Site. Baroness (Emma) Nicholson of Winterbourne began her campaign after Saddam Hussein ordered his army to attack the marsh people and destroy their habitat by […]

RiTS Vision for a Better Iraq

By Aziz Al Nassiri. The idea of the RiTS Hexagon vision is to offer well-thought-through project concepts to deal with some of the most pressing problems Iraq faces today. The country’s leadership has been good with identifying the objectives, however not very good with specifying strategies to help achieve these objectives. Hence our projects are […]

Turkish Power Ships Resume work in Basra

By John Lee. Power supply ships have reportedly returned to work in Basra following threats from the governor to expel them. The ships, reportedly owned by the Turkish-based Karadeniz Holding, had stopped production for several hours due to unpaid debts of $85 million owed to them by the Ministry of Electricity. The Turkish company supplies […]

The Young Iraqi Artists Replacing Rubbish With Beauty

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. Up to 150 volunteers are painting landscapes and other pictures on Baghdad’s walls. Some say such efforts are useless in violent Iraq but others insist it’s a worthwhile exercise. A […]

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Iraq Asks UNESCO to Save Southern Marshes

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. Iraqis are seeking protection from UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee for their southern marshes. But the issue is not just environmental; it’s also about international water politics. When the UNESCO World […]