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Flagship Partnership to Revive Southern Iraq

The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern Iraq The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate, which is not just oil-rich but needs to […]

IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion

The 5-Miles IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion The opening ceremony of new shops managed by internally displaced persons in the popular al-Asri market, 5 miles off the city of Basra, marks a story of success. Following a fire in a community of displaced people in Tannoma District, 300 families (2,000 people) […]

UNESCO opens New School for IDPs

UNESCO and its partners celebrated with students and teachers the opening of the newly constructed Migrant Birds Intermediate School for internally displaced persons at Al-Souq Al Asry Camp in Basrah, Iraq. The opening of the school in Al Souq Al Asry camp shortly follows the opening of the Baharka Secondary School and the Dawodiyah Secondary […]

IHEC Rejects Basra Autonomy Bid

By John Lee. Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has reportedly rejected a request for referendum to make Basra an autonomous region. Anadolu Agency reports that Commission said it had received an official request from Basra city that included the signatures of 44,366 citizens, but the lists were missing the signatories’ identification numbers and ration […]

Technip wins Basra Refinery Contract

By John Lee. France’s Technip, in partnership with UNICO, a Japanese engineering consultant, has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract on a reimbursable basis, for the upgrading of the Basra refinery. This contract, awarded by Ministry of Oil’s South Refineries Company (SRC), covers the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and warranty management phase […]

Oil Exports via Ceyhan hit 420,000 bpd

By John Lee. Exports of Kurdish and Kirkuk oil through the Turkish port of Ceyhan have reportedly risen to 420,000 bpd. According to BasNews, this is up from 270,000 bpd in March. 2.5 million bpd were exported through Basra, giving a total of 2.92 million bpd, down from the March record of 2.98 million bpd. […]

Basra Lab achieves ISO/IEC Accreditation

RSK’s combined geotechnical-chemical laboratory just outside Basra has achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for competence of testing laboratories. The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation, which was awarded by the Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Centre, an accredited body of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) in March 2015, specifies the general requirements required for a […]

Iran could Supply Gas to Kuwait via Iraq

By John Lee. The managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said it is possible for Iran to export natural gas to Kuwait through Iraq. Hamid Reza Araqi was quoted as saying that the pipeline which is being built to export gas to Iraq could be used for this purpose also. Iran […]