Tag Archives | Darbandikhan

The River Where Sewage and Drinking Water Mix

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. By Dashty Ali. Dealing With The Iraqi River Where Sewage And Drinking Water Mix Every day litres of waste water and even sewage end up in the rivers and lakes, […]

No Dams Damaged in Yesterday’s Earthquake

By John Lee. The Supreme National Committee for Water has confirmed that no dams were damaged in yesterday’s earthquake. Following a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, the committee siad it has been instructed to continue monitoring Darbandakhan dam to ensure the safety of its basic structure. (Source: Media Office of the Prime […]

Gazprom ‘Forced to Quit Halabja Block’

By John Lee. Rudaw reports that Russia’s Gazprom Neft has been forced to halt operations at its Halabja block following demonstrations by hundreds of protestors from 34 villages around the town of Darbandikhan. According to the report, the protesters have given the oil company until 20th October to stop all exploration activity, claiming that “scientific […]

$40m Renovation of Kurdistan Hydroelectric Dams

Two hydro-electric plants in Sulaimaniya province of Iraqi Kurdistan are being renovated at a cost of $40 million [48 billion Iraqi dinars], according to a report from AKnews. Sirwan Mohammed Mahmoud, the media and relations director at Sulaimaniya electricity office, told the agency that the budget to renovate Darbanikhan (pictured) and Dokan dams comes from […]