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Iraq Exports Take a Dip

Iraq’s oil exports slipped slightly last month to 1.926 million barrels per day from 1.977 million bpd the month before, an official at the State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) said today. Exports up to 30 January had averaged 1.98 million bpd. The SOMO official, who asked not to be identified, did not give a reason […]

Power Transformation Station in Basra

A new power transformation station will be established in the city of Basra within 23 months, an official of the local council’s electricity department said on Wednesday. “The new station, which is being built near al-Zubair Bridge, west of Basra, will have a production capacity of 400 KV,” Ziyad Ali Fadel told Aswat al-Iraq news […]

Two Investment Opportunities in Basra

There are two big investment opportunities to construct two major gas-driven power plants in Basra, the Basra Investment Commission said in a release on Monday. “The first plant will have a capacity of 1,250 Mwatt, while the second one will be able to generate 1,350 Mwatts of electricity,” said the release received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

Preparations for Holding Turkish Fair in Basra

A delegation from the Turkish companies discussed on Monday with Basra’s governor the final preparations for holding the international Turkish fair in the province, a media official said. “A delegation from the Turkish Ramsey Group held on Monday (Jan. 25) a meeting with Basra Governor, Shaltagh Abboud al-Mayah, on the final arrangements for its permanent […]

Basra-Istanbul Airway to Open Soon

The Basra-Istanbul airway will be opened early next month, the deputy head of Basra’s investment commission said on Monday. “Flights will be available between Basra Airport and Turkey,” Jalal Tema al-Nouri told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The step comes following talks with the commercial attaché in the Turkish embassy, Saeed Faeq, Nouri explained. The Shiite […]

3 New Drinking Water Units in Basra

Three new drinking water units, funded by the Iraqi government’s Basra rebuilding and development committee, have been launched in Basra on Thursday. “The three units’ total capacity is 400 cubic meters per hour,” Rasheed al-Fahad, the committee’s spokesperson, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the cost of the three units was around ID3 […]

First Power Pylon Arrives in Basra in February

The governor of Basra, Shaltagh Abboud, discussed with the director of a Turkish manufacturer of electricity pylons the necessary procedures for the arrival of power-generating pylons in the province, according to a local official source on Thursday. “The pylons, scheduled to start to arrive in February, would be linked to the national power grid in […]

$18 Million Electricity Projects in Basra – Official

U.S. reconstruction team has started implementing electricity projects in Basra with a total cost of $18.8 million to save energy and reduce the power cut, a general manager of Basra electricity said on Friday. “The projects include extending 14 cables with11kV power at a cost of $5.4 million to save power through the national net,” […]

7 Power Networks Opened in Basra

Seven power networks were inaugurated in different areas of Basra province on Sunday after their refurbishment was finalized at 2.95 billion Iraqi dinars ($2.5 million), according to the official from the company carrying out the project. “The first network was set up in al-Saad neighborhood in al-Qurna, (100 km) northern Basra, the second on al-Qa’ed […]

U.S. Reconstruction Team Conducts Electricity Project in Basra

The U.S. reconstruction team in Basra has carried out an electricity project in the province at a total cost of $363,500 U.S. dollars, the team’s head said on Sunday. “The project included the establishment of a high and low pressure networks in al-Qibla area (western Basra),” the head of the U.S. reconstruction team in the […]

PRT Will Have No Big Projects in Basra in 2010 – Gov.

The U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team (P.R.T) will have no big projects in Basra in 2010, Gov. Shaltagh al-Mayiah said on Thursday. “They will be preparing to depart,” Gov. al-Mayiah said in a press conference in Basra attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the P.R.T’s role in Basra will be limited to consultancy. […]

$24m to Build Sewage Network in Basra

The U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team has embarked on a $24.400 million project to remove unhealthy water and build a sanitary sewage network in the southern Iraq city of Basra, the PRT chief said on Thursday. “Two networks costing $22.200 million will be erected in the areas of al-Abbas and al-Qibla to serve about 40,000 local […]