British water engineering company Biwater has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the Kurdistan Regional Government to meet vital water supply and sanitation needs. Biwater have been contracted to deliver water and wastewater treatment solutions for the cities of Erbil and Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Works will alleviate the current strain […]
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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued an update on the Iraq situation as at 6th December: KEY FIGURES 82,068 People displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October1 11,705 UNHCR kits of core relief items distributed to families (assisting some 70,000 people) displaced from Mosul and […]
By John Lee. GE, Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) have reportedly signed a financing MoU to accelerate the development of power and infrastructure projects in Iraq. According to TradeArabia, a similar financing agreement with the three entities earlier this year facilitated the completion of the first phase of the ‘Power […]
UNDP helps the Government of Iraq to enhance international cooperation on sustainable management of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers In collaboration with the Government of Iraq (GoI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a 3-day workshop on enhancing international cooperation on sustainable management of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers. Held over the period of 13 to […]
By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works (MMPW) has reportedly appointed Australia-based Protechnique as the main contractor for the $80-million Basra Water Pumping Station, P2R. According to a report from Construction Week Online, it will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the project’s transmission reservoir and transmission pump station; chlorine building; […]
The Iraqi government and humanitarian organizations are currently dealing with the aftermath of Daesh’s “scorched earth” policy in the Qayyarah area, which has posed a twin threat of smoke from oil fires and sulphur dioxide from the Mishraq Sulphur plant, which was set on fire by Daesh but has now been extinguished. At Qayyarah, 19 […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraq, scores of Shiite volunteers devote themselves to bringing food and support to the fighters battling the jihadists of the Islamic State group on Mosul’s southern front.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has inaugurated newly renovated residential units in Anbar University, located in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate. With generous contribution from the Government of Japan, the renovation of the residential units was implemented under the project titled “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.” As other public facilities and […]
A new museum celebrating the rich cultural heritage of southern Iraq has opened its first gallery at a ceremony in Basrah. The gallery, which displays artefacts from the Hellenistic period (c. 300 BC) through to the present, represents the first major milestone in an eight-year project involving the Iraq Ministry of Culture, the State Board […]
GE has signed a multiyear agreement in Iraq with Mass Energy Group Holding. The $520-million contract includes operation and maintenance services as well as GE’s advanced digital industrial solutions for the 3-gigawatt gas-fired Basmaya [Bismaya] Power Plant, 40 kilometers east of Baghdad. This contract represents a continuing effort between Mass Energy Group Holding, the Iraqi […]
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 […]
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 […]