Tag Archives | Diwaniyah

Efforts to Privatize Electricity face Resistance

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In a meeting held Feb. 21, Najaf’s provincial council followed in the footsteps of Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Wasit and Diwaniyah and voted against the privatization of the electricity sector in […]

The Young Iraqi Behind ‘The Better Facebook’

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. Sajad Saadi has dreams of becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, the now-seriously wealthy American who helped found Facebook while he was at university. And to get that particular party started, […]

Oil Pipeline Sabotaged in Diwaniya

By John Lee. An oil pipeline passing through the governorate of Diwaniya has reportedly been sabotaged by an explosion, the first event of its kind in the province. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the explosion was made by dynamite underneath the pipeline that runs from Basra to Baghdad. The explosion took place in Saniya area, 12 […]

Elsewedy Electric Signs $169m Power Plant Deal

Elsewedy Electric (SWDY), the leading wire cable and integrated energy solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, through one of its subsidiaries, announces the signing of a US$ 169 Million contract in Iraq with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to build and operate a new power plant in Diwaniya, with four 125 MW General […]

Details Nearly Finalised for Diwaniya Housing Project

By Padraig O’Hannelly. Early last year, Iraq Business News interviewed Mohammed Alkhouzai, the head AMH Group, which, which along with a consortium of multinational companies was preparing to break ground on an exciting new project to build more than 10,000 housing units in Diwaniya. I spoke recently with Mr Alkhouzai, who confirmed that they are […]

UAE’s IIAJ Wins $245m Diwaniya Housing Project

Bloomberg reports that Iraq has agreed a $245 million contract with IIAJ Ltd, of the the United Arab Emirates, to build 1,083 housing units in Diwaniya. The al-Zahra residential compound is to be completed within two years on the southwestern side of Diwaniya city, a spokesman for the Diwaniya Investment Commission told the news agency. The […]

Iraq to Export Electricity Next Year?

Iraq’s electricity problem could be solved by the end of the 2013, according to Iraq’s deputy prime-minister with responsibility for energy. Husain al-Shahristani (pictured) told local reporters, “this year power output will reach 9,000 megawatts and skyrocket to 20,000 megawatts in 2013”. AKnews reports that he made the remarks as he inaugurated a new 400MW […]

Italian Firm Wins $247m Iraq Housing Deal

Bloomberg reports that Italy’s Consorzio Stabile Italia 2010 won a $247 million contract to build 2,000 homes in Diwaniya. The project is to be completed within three years on the southwestern side of Diwaniya city, Majid al-Mehanna, spokesman for the Diwaniya Investment Commission, told the agency on Wednesday. He added that the province needs 100,000 […]

Diwaniya Provides Free Fuel for Private Generators

The province of Diwaniya is reportedly supplying the owners of private electric generators with free fuel for three months, in order to provide services during summer season. AIN reports that the fuel will be distributed according to the capacity of the generator, and supplies will be adjusted as required. Summer is a particularly difficult time […]

New $249m Housing Deal in Diwaniya

Bloomberg reports that Iraq’s Kayar Group and Jawaharat Alrawabi have signed a $249 million (290 billion Iraqi dinar) contract to build 3,827 housing units in the south of Diwaniya city. Ahmed Hisham, president of the Diwaniya Investment Commission told the agency: “We are also styuding designs for other companies to build 15,000 residential units. Some […]

Second Unit of Diwaniya Refinery Opened

Iraq’s Oil Minster, Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi], has opened the second unit of the Diwaniya refinery, which will produce 10,000 bpd, raising the total production to 20,000 bpd. The year-long project cost 63 billion dinars [$53 million] and was carried out in cooperation with the ministry of industry & minerals. The plant will produce: Naphtha: […]