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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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. The Al Rashid Revival: Volunteers Come Together to Re-Open Historic Baghdad Theatre Rows of empty seats coated in dust are the first thing one sees upon entering Baghdad’s Al Rashid […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Embassy of the United States of America has released a fact sheet on the Mosul Dam, offering a detailed overview of the risk of a potential failure and, as a contingency, recommendations for how residents in Iraq should respond in the event of an emergency. Mosul Dam faces a serious and unprecedented risk of […]
From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Engineers say the Mosul dam in northern Iraq is the world’s most dangerous – despite millions of dollars that have been spent to strengthen it. They need more cash – after discovering that […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq announced on Tuesday that it has awarded Italian firm Trevi a contract to repair and maintain the country’s largest dam, which is in danger of catastrophic collapse.