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PM visits China as Business Relationship Strengthens

By John Lee. Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi arrived on Thursday morning in the Chinese city of Hebei to participate in the World Conference on Industrialization. The visit follows the granting of two major contracts in Iraq to Chinese companies in recent weeks: China Construction Third Engineering Bureau will reportedly implement civil engineering projects and […]

New Pipeline to Transport Iraqi Oil to Turkey

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  New pipeline in works to transport Iraqi oil to Turkey Ankara and Baghdad are working toward building a new oil pipeline with the capacity to transport one million barrels per day from Iraq’s […]

PM Rejects Resignation of Health Minister

By John Lee. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has reportedly rejected the resignation of the health minister Ala Al Alwan (pictured). Citing problems with blackmail and corruption, it was the minister’s second attempt to resign, having been persuaded to remain after a previous attempt in March. More here. […]

New Swedish Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. Foreign Minister Mohamad A. Alhakim has received a copy of the credentials of Swedish Ambassador to Iraq Mr. Lars Ronnås. The two sides discussed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them to serve the interests of the two friendly peoples. Minister Alhakim expressed Baghdad’s aspiration for a greater role for Sweden in […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Associate Humanitarian Liaison Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Programme Manager (Cash for Work), IOM – International Organization for Migration Consultant-Concessional Finance Expert, IOM – International Organization for Migration RRU Team Leader, IOM – International Organization for Migration International Consultant […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Education Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Feedback and Response Mechanism Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Humanitarian Access and Security Assistant, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Project Assistant, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Research Assistant (field coordination and administration), […]

ASEC to run Qarachog Cement Plant

By John Lee. The Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) has reportedly signed a three-year agreement with Iraq’s KAR Group for the operation and maintenance of the Qarachough [Qarachog] Cement Plant near Erbil. According to World Cement, the plant has a capacity of 1.9 million tonnes per year. (Source: World Cement)

UK announces New Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. The UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has announced that Mr Stephen Hickey has been appointed as British Ambassador to Iraq. He succeeds Mr Jon Wilks CMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Hickey will take up his appointment during November 2019. He has most recently served in New […]

Siemens and Orascom to rebuild Baiji Power Plant

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens and Egypt’s Orascom Construction signed an agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in northern Iraq. The plants will have a combined generation capacity of 1.6 gigawatts (GW) when completed and are a major step in Siemens’ roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power […]

Iraq signs deal to Import Electricity from Gulf States

Iraq has signed a landmark deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a power line to import 500 megawatts of electricity by 2020, local reports said on Sunday. According to the Iraqi Electricity Ministry, the 300-kilometre line will run from Kuwait to Iraq’s southern port of Faw and be financed by the GCC. Electricity […]

Boskalis to build Oil Export Island in Gulf

By John Lee. Dutch company Royal Boskalis Westminster has signed a ‘memorandum of principles’ to construct an industrial island for the Basra Oil Company (BOC) in Iraq’s territorial waters in the Gulf. Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban said the project will add export capacity of 3 million barrels per day (bpd). The Dutch Ambassador to […]