Tag Archives | Duhok

Nineveh-Duhok Customs Post Removed

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has reportedly removed the Fayida customs post between Mosul and Duhok province on Tuesday, following a parliamentary vote that deemed the customs points illegal and ordered their removal. According to Rudaw, the checkpoint, along with two others established by former Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi between Sulaimani and Kirkuk and […]

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Iraqi Journalist “Beaten by Party Officials”

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Kurdistan Journalists Union (KJU) have condemned the brutal attack on a journalist by armed militia from the ruling party in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On 15 January, Iraqi journalist Karwan Haji, working for Afro and Kanky-Lash newspapers, was brutally attacked by armed militia from the […]

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Duhok launches Provincial Development Strategy

The Governorate of Duhok launched its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 in a ceremony organized in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Union (EU), and NOREL non-governmental organization. Conceptualized with the support of UNDP’s EU funded Local Area Development Programme (LADP), the Strategy seeks progress in six areas: Multi-sector economy, geographical location, […]

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PM Barzani Opens Deralok Hydropower Project

In a ceremony attended by Japanese new Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Fumio Iwai, KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated the 36 megawatt hydropower project near Deralok town in Duhok Governorate. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) within the framework of Japan’s loan to Iraq. Earlier last week, Prime Minister Barzani […]

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First Secondary School for Syrian Refugees

UNESCO and IRC open the First Secondary School for Syrian Refugees in Domiz Camp In another major initiative to respond to the Syrian refugees’ crisis in Iraq and to help provide decent learning opportunities for the thousands of young people in the camps, UNESCO and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) held today a ceremony to […]

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Genel Energy, DNO Deal for Summail Gas

By John Lee. Genel Energy and DNO International have signed a Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government to supply gas from the Summail field in the Dohuk licence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The gas will partially displace diesel currently used to generate electricity in a 500 MW power plant […]

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8,000 New Houses for Zakho

The Duhok Investment Commission has licensed two housing projects comprising over 8,000 residential units in the distrit of Zakho (pictured), on the Turkish border, according to AKnews. The agency reports that Kurdistan has a shortage of 100,000 housing units, but this project is expected to meet all the requirements of Zakho. The two projects will […]

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Iraq Taxi Drivers Protest Against Fuel Oil Prices

Dozens of taxi drivers in Duhok demonstrated this week asking for an increase in their allocation of fuel, and for the provision of better quality fuel. As a result, Duhok’s Governor confirmed that taxi drivers’ allocations will be increased. One protester, Khalil Mohammad (40), told Alsumaria News that as oil prices increased, taxi drivers were […]

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Kurdistan to Get Additional 500MW Early 2011

The Spokesman of Kurdistan Electricity Ministry declared that the completion of Dohuk’s power generating station will cover the power requirements of Kurdistan. Dohuk’s 500 megawatt power generating station is comprised of four units, each producing 125 megawatts, Diyar Baban told AKnews on Thursday One of the units is expected to be ready by the end […]

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