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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 […]

Iraq still needs Massive Int’l Support

Crisis-torn Iraq still needs ‘continuous and massive’ international support, Security Council told With Iraq facing “one of the most difficult phases in its modern history,” the Government, its leadership and, most of all, Iraqis themselves, will need “continuous and massive” support and assistance from the international community, the top United Nations official in the country […]

Funding Shortage Closes UN Water, Sanitation

With more than 74,000 new people displaced by fighting on the move in Iraq, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned that overall, some 40 per cent of critically needed life-saving water and sanitation programmes will be forced to shut down by the end of the month due to lack of funding. “New displacements, dynamic […]

Electricity Crisis means Lights Out for Iraqis, Again

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Never-ending Electricity Crisis means Lights Out for Iraqis, Again Electricity generators have often saved Iraqis from summer temperatures that can reach 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit). Yet, they have also become a symbol […]

Al-Jadiryia Water Reservoir is Opened

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has opened the new Al-Jadiriya Water Reservoir. This project coincided with opening another project in the area of Kasra Wa Attash. According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, the capacity of the two projects is “150 000 cubic meters”. Al-Abadi emphasized the importance of […]

Extended Partnership to Improve Electricity in Kurdistan

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Electricity and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have extended their partnership to improve the electricity sector. UNDP will play a pivotal role in updating the region’s master plan and strengthening the institutional capacity of the regional government by establishing a training centre in Erbil. UNDP will continue to help […]

IS Closes Ramadi Dam

By John Lee. Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants reportedly closed Ramadi Dam on Tuesday, cutting the supply of water flow to areas controlled by the Iraqi security forces east of the city. The dam is on the Euphrates River, north of the city. The action is expected to cause further civilian displacement of civilians […]