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Community Development Centre and Park opened in Erbil

To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened today in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil – Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by the United […]

GE signs Power Deal in Iraq

By John Lee. General Electric (GE) has signed a “strategic framework agreement” with Iraq’s Oil Ministry on Sunday. The projects are planned to generate more than 400 megawatts of power for oil installations by summer. Other initiatives are to maintain existing generating infrastructure and reduce gas flaring from oil fields. The ministry did not specify […]

Iran Ready to Start Gas Delivery to Iraq

A senior Iranian oil official said the country has started pumping gas into a pipeline that the Islamic Republic plans to use for exports of natural gas to Iraq. “The pipeline is complete on the Iranian side and will be soon inaugurated by senior Iranian officials to start pumping gas into Iraq,” Managing Director of […]

Netherlands Funds Stabilization in Newly Liberated Areas

The Netherlands is giving $5.69 million (€5 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support stabilization in areas newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Dutch contribution will be allocated in two installments to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which channels fast-track support to liberated areas […]

S. Korea offers $7m in Aid to Iraq

By John Lee. South Korea has offered US$7 million to help resolve the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. A statement on Thursday from Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said: “Our government decided to provide assistance following a comprehensive review of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, the international community’s call for aid and other countries’ provision of aid.” South […]

Qaiwan secures $105m Loans for Iraq Power Plant

By John Lee. Kurdistan’s Qaiwan Group has secured two loans totalling $105 million to refinance part of the firm’s investment in the 442-MW Bazian Power Plant (pictured). According to a report from Trade Arabia, Deutsche Bank has arranged an eight-year $75-million buyer credit, along with the Dubai branch of Lebanon’s Bankmed. The finance is being […]

ABB wins $100m Order Supporting Iraq Power Infrastructure

Switzerland’s ABB has won an order worth around $100 million from Mass Global Holding to deliver a gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation that will help integrate 3,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generated by a combined cycle power plant, utilizing Iraq’s natural gas resources. The government is rebuilding the country, investing in national housing programs and has […]

Iraq signs Contract with Italian firm to Consolidate Mosul dam

The Iraqi authorities have signed a contract with Italy’s Trevi construction company to consolidate the Mosul dam, reported the Italian Foreign Ministry. The contract was signed following intense negotiations between the company and the Iraqi authorities in Baghdad. Under the contract, the Trevi Group will carry out consolidation work on the dam, as agreed during […]