Tag Archives | construction

Iraq to ask IOCs to Build Housing, Provide Services

Iraq will ask foreign oil companies operating in the country to build housing for Iraqis employed on their projects, the oil ministry in Baghdad said in a statement on January 10. Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi “issued a general notice which commits contracted companies to build modern housing compounds and provide essential services to employees,” the […]

Bloom Delays Housing Project

By Simon Kent. Bloom Properties, subsidiary of Dubai based Abu Dhabi National Holding, has delayed construction of a 40,000 housing unit project in Karbala. The site, dubbed “Shores of Karbala” (pictured: plan of the site) was announced in 2013 with former PM Nouri al Maliki attending a ceremony to mark the signing of the contract, with […]

Basra Plans World’s Tallest Tower

By Simon Kent. Basra provincial council has reportedly hired international consultancy firm Mott MacDonald to finalise plans for a 3500ft, 240 floor building which would be host to business communities, residents and public entertainment. According to designers AMBS Architects, the “city in the sky” is designed to be an “antidote” to modern super towers in […]

Iraq’s Failing Construction Projects

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, there have been hundreds of failed and delayed construction and development projects in the country. A few months after […]

Rif’at al Chadirji Wins Tamayouz Award

By Robert Tollast. Iraqi architect Rif’at al Chadirji has been awarded the 2015 Tamayouz Architectural Lifetime Achievement Award in a ceremony at the University of Coventry, UK. Michael Fitzpatrick, the Dean of Engineering and Computing at the university, presented the award which was announced on line in English and Arabic (video.) The architect and author was […]

The Cure For Iraq’s Economic Woes?

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. A Committee For Reconstruction – The Cure For Iraq’s Economic Woes? Thanks to security problems, political bickering and a lack of vision, there are thousands of development and construction projects […]

Housing Project Completed in Najaf

By John Lee. Iraq’s minister of housing and construction Mohammed al Daraji has announced the completion of a 500 unit housing complex in Najaf, Iraq. Iraq is currently in the middle of a major drive to build 2 million new housing units, and a number of international construction firms are working on projects within Iraq […]

Bloom Properties Win Major Karbala Development

By John Lee. Bloom Properties, the Dubai based multi sector subsidiary of National Holding, has won a major housing development in the Karbala governorate after signing an agreement with the provincial governor Amal al Deen al Hir and the Iraqi National Investment Commission. The 40,000 housing unit development will be constructed in phases over eight […]

Iraq Calls For Foreign Investment For New Housing

By John Lee. Iraq’s housing minister Mohammed al-Darraji says that the country is planning to spend $5bn on new housing units in the next 3 years, but that the required 2.5 million new units will not be complete on time to meet demand, Rebuilding Iraq reports. Currently there will only be 130,000 new units by next year, […]

Construction Booming in Baghdad

By John Lee. The head of the Baghdad Investment Commission (BIC), Shakir al-Zamil [Shaker Shabib] (pictured), said he recently authorized the construction of 2600 housing units for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Azzaman reports him as saying that private and foreign investments are pouring into Baghdad, despite the latest upsurge in violence. He […]