Budget Should Be Ready 3 Months Ahead of FY – Think-tank

The government should submit the budget three months before the beginning of fiscal year (FY), the Iraqi Institute for Economic Reform recommended on Saturday. “The recommendations will be submitted to government and parliament to adopt them,” Manaf al-Saaigh, the Institute’s director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the recommendations stressed that international transparency […]

Iraq VP Urges Civil Society Organizations to Help Achieve Sustained Development

Iraq Vice President Adel Abdulmahdi has stressed the role of civil society organizations in achieving a long-term sustained development in the country. This came during his speech at a development conference held in Diwaniya, which was attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Cash and financial capabilities must be developed to achieve a real sustained development […]

Works Resume on First Fibre-Optic Communications Network in Thi-Qar

The Thi-Qar post and communications department announced on Thursday that works would resume on the Access Network project of the first optic-fiber communications network in the province, stalled due to budget cuts. “The local administration in Thi-Qar approved resumption of the project after the company that implements the project agreed to receive its dues in […]

Iran and Iraq to Launch Tourist Shipping Line

A tourist shipping line will soon be launched between the Iranian port of Khorramshahr and the Iraqi port of Basra. During the Iraqi delegation’s visit to Khuzestan province the governor generals of Basra and Khuzestan agreed to launch the Tourist shipping line, Islamic Republic of Iran News Network reported. The two sides also signed some […]

Prime Minister Maliki’s Visit to Karnbala Results in Three Projects; Two of Them to the Value 25 Billion Dinars

Governor of Karbala said the short visit of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to the city on Sunday, resulted in three important projects the cost of two of them amounting to 25.315 billion dinars (more than 22 million U.S. dollars). The architect Amal al din alhir , that Al-Maliki “laying the foundation for two important projects […]

10 Thousand Part-time Jobs during Election

The Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs announced that 10,000 part-time jobs have been offered in coordination with the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) in Iraq. A source from the Ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that the information presented by each unemployed candidate has been checked by the Ministry.

Middle East Firms Build Up Operations in Iraq

While Western firms notch up high-profile deals in Iraq, smaller regional companies from Iran to Turkey are quietly building a broader Iraqi presence by pumping billions of dollars into housing and other projects. Pledges by companies to invest in Iraq are suddenly taking off as violence falls sharply and the government seeks help to rebuild […]

Contract with UAE Firm to Build Highest Hotel in Karbala

The Al-Ataba al-Hussayniya (Hussein Mosque) Board has signed a contract with a firm from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a five-star two-tower tourist hotel with a capacity of 3,000 guests, the board’s relations director said on Sunday. “The mosque’s board secretary, Sheikh Abdulmahdi al-Karbalaie, signed the contract with the chairman of the UAE […]

Governor of Basra Discusses Infrastructure Rehabilitation with the British Department of Development

Governor of Basra, Cltag Abboud Mayah, during a meeting with British Program Director in the Department for International Development Sue Vardel, on Thursday, discusses participation in rehabilitation of infrastructure in Basra, according to a statement issued by the conservative media. According to the statement, the meeting is “to discuss the participation of the British Department […]

Youth Ministry Assigned to Construct Sports Halls

The Iraqi cabinet has assigned the Ministry of Youth and Sports to sign contracts to construct 10 sports halls during the current year, an official spokesperson for the government said. “The government’s approval reflects its keenness to support sports in the country…,” Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The […]

Iraq to Counter “Lies” and Show Successes via YouTube

Iraq’s government launched its first channel on Google Inc’s video website YouTube on Wednesday, which the prime minister said would allow the country to counter media “lies” and showcase its successes. Nuri al-Maliki, whose Shi’ite Muslim-led government is seeking re-election in national polls in early 2010, said the YouTube channel would help dispel the “lies […]