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Cabinet approves Draft Law on Public-Private Partnership

The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mr. Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. It approved: the recommendation of the Ministerial Energy Council on the service contract for Al-Mansuriyah oil field in Diyala province; a draft law on public-private partnership to strengthen cooperation between government agencies and the […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]

Euro-Med highlights Kidnapping of Iraqi Academic

The Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor denounced the kidnapping of a civil activist and prominent academic in Basra province in Iraq, as well as the arrest campaigns carried out by the Iraqi security services against activists leading peaceful protests against corruption in the country. According to local sources, Kazem Al-Sahlani was kidnapped because of his prominent […]

Basra Protests Build as Sub-standard Services Persist

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Basra protests build in Iraq as sub-standard services persist In an exclusive interview with Al-Monitor, Iraqi Minister of Electricity Luay al-Khatteeb talked about the situation of Iraq’s electricity sector amid tense […]

Cancer hits Iraqi oil city of Basra

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Cancer hits residents of Iraqi oil city of Basra The deputy governor of Basra province, Zahra al-Bijari, claimed June 6 that cancer rates have been growing dramatically in the province as a […]

Video: Years of Conflict hit Health Services in Basra

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have led to, what the government admits, a crisis […]

Rocket attack on Oil Workers’ Camp

By John Lee. A rocket has hit a residential and oil operations headquarters near Basra city, wounding three workers at an Iraqi drilling company. The short-range Katyusha missile hit a compound in Burjesia which is used by several international oil companies (IOCs), including ExxonMobil. Oil production and exports are not expected to be affected. (Sources: […]

$1bn Japanese Financing for Basrah Refinery

JICA to Support Iraq’s Reconstruction and Revitalization through Upgrade of Basrah Refinery Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement for Iraq On 16 June, 2019, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Iraqi Government signed a loan agreement at Ministry of Finance in Baghdad. The ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan amounting to JPY 110,000 million […]

Careem extends service to Basra

By John Lee. Ride-hailing service Careem has reportedly started operations in Basra. According to The National, the company, which currently operates in Baghdad and Najaf, also has a pilot project in Erbil. Careem entered the Iraqi market in January 2018, and was bought by Uber for $3.1 billion in March 2019. (Source: The National)

Capstone Wins Order for Microturbines in Basra

US-based Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq: CPST) has announced today that it has secured an order for two C600 Signature Series microturbines to provide 1.2 megawatts (MW) of energy to power a triethylene glycol (TEG) dehydration facility in the Basra region of Southern Iraq. The order also includes Capstone’s new self-cleaning pulse filtration system which will […]