Tag Archives | Al Faw Grand Port

Iraq to Tender $1.3bn Fao Port

By John Lee. Iraq is preparing to tender the $1.3bn contract to deliver the marine works component of the first phase of the new Grand Fao [Faw] Port. Project director Asaad Rashid told MEED’s Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS): “We are evaluating prequalification documents from about 18 consortiums … We shall issue the shortlist for […]

Iraq Shortlists 2 to Build Breakwater

By John Lee. Iraq has announced a shortlist of two companies to build a breakwater for the $6 billion first phase of its Grand Fao port development. The director general of the State Company for Iraqi Ports, Omran Radhi (pictured), told Bloomberg that the Archirodon Construction Company submitted the lowest bid of 204 billion dinars […]

Basra Forms Group to Invest in Faw Port

Basra Provincial Council announced on Tuesday the formation of a group that includes 100 local businesses to invest in Faw Port “to preserve the sovereignty of Iraq”. Council member Walid Qitan said: “The efforts of businessmen in the province resulted in the cooperation of major public companies to invest in Faw Port in order to […]

Foreign Minister Zebari Denies Kuwaiti Bribes

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari denied allegations that he or his ministry had been bribed by Kuwait in order to settle the dispute over Kuwait’s new Mubarak Port, according to a report from AKnews. Although Zebari stated that these allegations would not deserve a response, he labeled the allegations as “fabricated” and “defamatory”. “The Ministry […]

Dr Ali al-Dabbagh Speaks with Iraq Business News

Minister Ali al-Dabbagh, Iraqi Government Spokesman, was interviewed by Padraig O’Hannelly for Iraq Business News at last week’s Iraq Mining 2011 conference in London. In this first part of the interview, Dr al-Dabbagh discusses the controversial Mubarak port: Iraq Business News: Firstly, Dr Ali al-Dabbagh, thank you for agreeing to speak to us. I’d like […]