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Plan Underway to Build 9 New Quays in Basra’s Umm Qasr

Plan Underway to Build 9 New Quays in Basra’s Umm Qasr

Basra, 31 May 2010 – Aswat Al Iraq

A plan is underway to build nine new quays in Basra’s Umm Qasr port in light of a surge in the number of ships arriving at Iraqi ports, the Iraq Ports Company director revealed on Sunday.

“A project was put up to build four quays while a company offered to set up new quays more in Umm Qasr,” Salah Abboud said in a press conference in Basra.

“Works are going on to refurbish Umm Qasr and improve its navigational depths to received different cargo ships,” he added.

Umm Qasr’s current number of quays is 21.

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Dutch Delegation to Visit Basra to Discuss Investment Opportunities

Dutch Delegation to Visit Basra to Discuss Investment Opportunities

Basra, 28 May 2010 – Aswat Al Iraq

A Dutch business delegation will visit Basra next July to discuss investment opportunities in the province, the Governor of Basra said on Thursday.

“An agreement has been reached with official Dutch authorities to send a delegation of 30 businessmen and traders to Basra to review the investment opportunities and economic capabilities in the province,” Shaltagh Abboud al-Mayah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The visit aims to attract Dutch companies to launch investment projects in the province,” he added.

“A conference has been held recently in the Iraqi embassy in Netherlands to support the investment process in Basra,” the governor noted.

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Basra Endorses 49 Service Projects

The Basra Provincial Council on Saturday endorsed 49 service projects in the fields of health and water at a total cost of 130 billion Iraqi dinars (ID), financed from oil proceeds and border outlet revenues in the province, according to the council’s deputy chairman.

“The council approved 27 water projects at 88.6 billion dinars and 22 projects in the health domain at 42.6 billion dinars,” Ahmed al-Seleity told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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Western Diplomats Assure Commitment to Boost Oil Output in Basra

Western Diplomats Assure Commitment to Boost Oil Output in Basra

US Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill said Tuesday the international community was committed to helping Iraq increase its oil production.

Hill, on a visit to Basra within a delegation of British, Dutch, Japanese and Italian diplomats as well as executives from international oil companies, said the US and other countries sought to speed up the development of the oil sector in Basra to achieve develoment and create jobs for Iraqis.

The representative of Shell said the company planned to drill 15 oil wells in southern Iraqi Majnoon field in next two years, while Italy’s Eni said it would increase production of Zubair oil field to 250,000 barrels per day (bpd), a statement by the US embassy in Baghdad said.

Hill, according to the statement, said oil of Iraq belonged to the Iraqis.

The Japanese charge d’affaires said Japanese companies were looking forward for a speedy formation of the government in Iraq to seriously consider investments in Iraq

Kuwait News Agency

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International Fair in Basra

International Fair in Basra

An international fair for food and agricultural products opened on Monday at Basra’s International Airport.

“The fair will last for four days,” a local source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He noted that 150 local and foreign firms are participating in the fair.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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Lebanese, Turkish Discuss Housing in Basra

A group of eight Lebanese and Turkish firms on Monday discussed with Basra’s governor new housing compounds in the province.

“We discussed housing projects in the province,” the Basra governor Shaltagh al-Mayiah told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He noted that the Basra Local Authority encourages Arab and foreign companies to invest in the province.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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Power Station Rehabilitated in Basra

Power Station Rehabilitated in Basra

Work has been completed to reinstate a power station in Basra province.

“The project was finalized in two months,” a local media source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He noted that the project’s cost totaledID913 million.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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Indians Discuss Investment in Basra

Indians Discuss Investment in Basra

Indian Charge d’ Affaires in Baghdad discussed on Monday with Basra deputy governor ways of boosting investment cooperation and the possibility to open an Indian consulate in the province, according to an official spokesman of the deputy governor.

“Deputy Governor Nezar Rabia al-Jaberi discussed on Monday (May 24) with Indian Charge d’ Affaires in Baghdad, Abdulmajied Badr, ways to strengthen economic and commercial relations between Basra and India,” Nazem al-Jaberi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The meeting tackled the possibility to open an Indian consulate in Basra as well as historic relations between the two sides,” he added.

“The Indian diplomat expressed his country’s desire to implement investment projects in Basra, mainly in oil and reconstruction” he noted.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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