Iraq to Join EITI

The administrative board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has unanimously agreed to accept Iraq as a member, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil said on Thursday. The administrative board, comprised of 20 members, includes representatives of the permanent states, civil society organizations and extractive companies, according to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

Iraq Plans to Slice Three Zeros off Currency Notes

Iraq plans to knock three zeros off the nominal value of bank notes to facilitate currency transactions, a central bank official said on Thursday. Iraq is trying to revamp its economy and boost oil production after the effects of the war with crude deals that may vault it to one of the world’s top oil […]

Iraq on Road to Stamping out Oil Graft

Iraq took a step towards leaving its reputation for corruption and the misuse of oil cash behind today, as the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) board accepted its bid to become a candidate member. Iraq now has two years to implement EITI standards in financial reporting within its oil sector. It must also undergo validation […]

New Infrastructure in Wassit

Six projects involving roads, bridges and a water unit, have been approved for Wassit province. Total value is approximately $26m. Additionally, the provincial council has signed a contract with a number of foreign companies to build housing units for teachers.

Korean Company Wins $3bn Contract in Basra

South Korea’s STX Heavy Industries has signed a $3bn deal to build a steel plant and gas-fired power station in Basra. The power plant will have a capacity of 500MW, while the steel plant should output 3m tons annually. The Iraqi State Company for Iron and Steel will take charge of operating the plant after […]

Al- Ajili / Cooperation with Hawaii University

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Abd Thiab al- Ajili has confirmed that Iraqi Higher Education is looking forward to expanding cooperation with international universities with the  aim of making use of their expertise in developing the educational sector and other institutions in the country. During his meeting with number of professors in Hawaii […]