Trade Ministry to Import 209,000 Tons of Rice

The Iraqi Trade Ministry announced on Wednesday that it signed four contracts to import 209 thousand tons of rice from the U.S, Pakistan, Vietnam, and Thailand. “Contracted FOB per ton prices varies from $423 to $534,” the Ministry said in a release on Wednesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Iraq consumes more than 90 […]

24 hour Traffic Lights

The Director-General of Kindi State Company, Engineer Yousef Hussein Yousef, said that his company has developed a system of traffic light signals which work on power and solar energy, which enable it to work for 24 hours without interruption. This system is distinguished by low price, compared to imported ones, with little consumption of electrical […]

Basra a Focus for Sweden and Norway

Delegations from the embassies of Sweden and Norway met with the governor of Basra last week to discuss investment opportunities in the province, according to Aswat Al Iraq. The joint delegation, led by the Swedish ambassador to Iraq, expressed the readiness of companies from both countries to contribute to large projects in the province. (Source: […]

Jobs at Karbala Airport

Al-Furat al-Awsat Airport in Karbala will provide thousands of job opportunities in the province, the Iraqi Transport Minister Amir Abdiljabbar said on Tuesday. “Iraqis will be proud of the airport,” Abdiljabbar said in a speech for the occasion of planting the airport’s foundation stone. He said that the detailed design of the airport was made […]

Conference on Technical Education in Duhuk

The first scientific conference on vocational education in the northern Kurdistan region will be held in Duhuk in October, a local official said on Tuesday. “We have agreed to organize the first scientific conference on vocational education in Iraq’s Kurdistan region at the Technical Institute in Duhuk on October 20, 21,” the assistant chairman of […]

Water Project Opened in Ninewa

The Ministry of Housing and Construction on Tuesday opened a big water project that supplies the western part of Ninewa province with drinking water. “The project has a design capacity of 10 thousand cubic meters per hour,” Yelmaz Abbas, an official from the Ministry, said in a speech for the occasion. He said that the […]

Work Starts on Oldest Bridge in Hindiya

Maintenance work has begun on Karbala’s oldest bridge, which was built during the royal era, the head of the city’s provincial council said on Tuesday. “On Tuesday, technical teams and engineers from a local company started maintenance work on the old Tuweireg Bridge in al-Hindiya district (20 km east of Karbala),” Mohammed Hameed al-Moussawi told […]

Baghdad’s Investment Budget to Reach $1bn in 2010

The investment budget of the capital Baghdad will reach $1 billion U.S. dollars in 2010, Baghdad’s governor said on Tuesday. “Forty percent of this budget will be used to cover the projects that were implemented in the province in 2008 and 2009,” a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency quoted Governor Salah Abdulrazzaq as […]

Kurdistan Postpones Budget

The Kurdistan parliament’s chairmanship decided on Tuesday to postpone discussing the region’s 2010 budget until the end of the coming parliamentary elections. “The parliament decided today (March 2) to resume discussing the 2010 budget after the end of the coming elections,” Ismail Kalali told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. (Aswat Al Iraq)

Oil Deals Vital to PM’s Campaign

Backed by armed bodyguards, international oil executives have flocked to Basra to survey their potentially lucrative prizes: the fields that they hope will one day be pumping out dramatically greater amounts of cheap, plentiful crude. For their companies, the fields that they won the rights to develop in two biddings rounds last year are their […]

Drilling Contract in Rumaila

Iraq announced a $318 million contract with a unit of Turkish Petroleum to drill 45 wells in the supergiant Rumaila oilfield as the country strives to regain and even surpass pre-war production levels. Britain’s BP and China’s China National Petroleum Corp signed a 20-year contract to develop the Rumaila field in southern Iraq, which alone […]