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RSK Hiring Iraqi Staff

Just a year after it opened, the RSK combined geotechnical–environmental laboratory outside Basra, Iraq, is aiming to expand its services and recruit more young scientists to augment its staff of nearly 20. The RSK Iraq laboratory, which has been operational since May 2014, is the first combined geoenvironmental laboratory in Iraq to achieve this International […]

Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Political Independence Doesn’t Pay: Basra’s Beleaguered Governor Under Fire As they have done with the pictures of his predecessors, the protestors in Iraq’s southern Basra province were so angry they […]

Basra has Money to Spend on Infrastructure

By John Lee. The Governor of Basra, Majid Al-Nasrawi [Alnasrawi] (pictured), has called on Filipino companies to invest in the province. During a meeting with the country’s Chargé d’Affaires, Elmer Cato, he stressed that Basra and the rest of southern Iraq remain safe for investors. Citing the example of the Manila-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. […]

Penspen Expands in Iraq

Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and management services to the energy industry, has underlined its commitment to growth in the Middle East with three new appointments and investment in a new office in Iraq. Ahmed Al-Dadah and Na’el Barghouthi have this month joined the company from other engineering providers, whilst Michael Simm, EVP […]

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) […]