Tag Archives | Dhi Qar

Oil Minister calls for Investment in Nasiriya Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) has called for local and international companies to invest in the Nasiriya Refinery project in Thi-Qar province. He also called the concerned authorities to solve all the administrative hindrances which might delay the project in order to award it to the companies which are going to […]

Remembering the Jews of Dhi Qar in City’s Architecture

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. The Iraqi Jews of Dhi Qar were once an important part of the province’s social fabric. Despite controversial claims on land they left behind, older locals still remember their neighbours […]

UK Company Sponsors Ur Archaeological Project

By John Lee. Kirintec, a UK-based supplier of tactical equipment for anti-terror solutions in the security and defence industry, has announced that it is sponsoring the Ur Region Archaeological Project in Iraq, led by Dr Jane Moon. Founder and Managing Director Roy Peers-Smith commented: “We feel privileged to share the story so far and wait […]

Can Iraq curb Tribal Disputes?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tribal struggles are weakening Iraq’s efforts to battle the Islamic State, which has occupied large parts of the country since June 2014. It seems Iraqis, who often complained that former President Saddam Hussein’s regime involved them in […]

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

Dhi Qar Signs MoU with Korean Firms for Infrastructure

The local government in Dhi Qar province has signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of Korean companies in various fields, notably investment, infrastructure, and construction of residential complexes. The head of Dhi Qar province Council, Hamid Naeem Gizi said in a statement: “After series of meetings with a group of Korean companies , […]

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 […]

Baghdad Devolves Powers to Thi Qar Province

By Simon Kent. 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. Around a fortnight ago, in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar, the Iraqi government ceremonially handed over many of its powers to the local authorities. It’s […]

Iraq, UK Firms Start Dhi Qar Housing Project

By John Lee. The foundation stone has been laid for a $92-million (108-billion-Iraqi-dinar) project to build 716 apartments in Dhi Qar, following the resolution of land disputes in the area. The Kashmara-1 project is being undertaken by the Al Mansour Company for Constructional Contracts, an affiliate of Iraq’s construction and housing ministry, and the UK’s […]

Oil Minister Announces 3 New Companies

By John Lee. Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) has announced the establishment of three new oil companies. The Dhi Qar Oil Company has been set up to put the extraction and production of oil from fields in Dhi Qar under their direct supervision of the people of the province. This […]

Iran to Open Office in Thi Qar

By John Lee. The Governor of Thi Qar [Dhi Qar], Yehya ala-Nasiri, has told Aswat Al Iraq that Iran proposes opening an representative office in the province, to facilitate the work of Iranian companies in the area. The proposal was made following a meeting with the Iranian consul in Basra province, Hameed Reza Mukhtas Abadi. […]