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MAN Energy Solutions Cements Iraqi Deals

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully commissioned six MAN 18V32/40 engines in a cement factory in Samawa, Iraq, and delivered five more engines of the same type to a freshwater-treatment plant in Basra. “The country’s infrastructure has suffered greatly from armed conflict in the past and the re-electrification of Iraq is pivotal for further growth and […]

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Germany Enhances Support for Community Policing in Iraq

This week the German Federal Foreign Office bolstered IOM’s Community Policing (CP) programme in Iraq by providing an additional 1.7 million Euros, raising Germany’s total contributions to this important effort to 5.7 million Euros. IOM’s CP programme aims to contribute to enhanced security and stability in Iraq, by facilitating dialogue between communities and law enforcement […]

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Germany gives another EUR 22m for Stabilization in Iraq

The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contributed an additional EUR 22 million to the UNDP Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas of Iraq liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the Ministry’s contribution to EUR 80.2 million and the total support from the […]

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Cash-for-Work Project in Halabja

Cash-for-Work project in Halabja paves a safer and easier road to school for local children 42 host community members, IDPs and refugees employed to restore roads and walkways that will enable safe access to schools and markets for families in Halabja. To neighbours in the communities of Azadi and Sirwan, in northern Iraq, paved roads […]

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Local Police Service Road Map Inaugurated

Ministry of Interior officially inaugurates the Local Police Service Road Map On 12 November 2018 Lt. Gen. Moafaq Abdulhadi Tawfik, Deputy Minister for Police Affairs Agency officially inaugurated the Local Police Service Road Map of Iraq at the Ministry of Interior, in a ceremony held in the Agency headquarters in Baghdad. The overall objectives of […]

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UNDP, Germany support the Criminal Reform Process

UNDP and Germany support the Reform Process on the Conduct of Criminal Investigations in Iraq On 7 November 2018 the German Ambassador to Iraq, Dr Cyrill Nunn received in the German Embassy UNDP-Iraq Country Office representatives and Iraqi representatives of the Higher Judicial Council, the Ministry of the Interior and the Office of the National […]

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Siemens, GE must share Iraq Electricity Deal

By John Lee. Both Germany’s Siemens and US-based GE have signed deals with the Iraqi government on Sunday to provide major additional power generating capacity to Iraq. Following a hotly-contested competition, the two rivals are to share the work, with GE supplying 14 Gigawatts (GW), and Siemens 11 GW. (Sources: GE, Siemens)

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Siemens Wins 11GW Iraq Power Contract

Siemens in landmark MoU to repower Iraq, support economic prosperity Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq have entered a milestone agreement to seek the implementation of the company’s roadmap for repowering Iraq. Signed by Qasim Al-Fahdawi, Minister of Electricity, and Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of Siemens AG, the Memorandum […]

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Siemens may have to share $15bn Power Deal with GE

By John Lee. Germany’s Siemens may have to share a $15-billion contract to supply power-generation equipment to Iraq with US rival General Electric (GE). The Financial Times reports that although it appeared that Siemens would win the deal, the Trump administration successfully intervened on behalf of GE. Last month German business newspaper Handelsblatt reported that […]

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12 Projects to Improve Essential Services in Iraq

The Federal Republic of Germany, UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP), along with the administrative authorities of Halabja and Sulaimaniyah Governorates and Garmiyan and Raparin Administrations today initiated 12 projects to improve essential services for an estimated 680,000 people. The projects target critical needs in the electricity, water, roads, and sewerage sectors and […]

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Trade Bank in talks to Buy a Gulf Lender

By John Lee. The state-owned Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) is reported to be in talks to buy a Gulf bank with branches in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar. Chairman Faisal al-Haimus told Reuters that talks are underway and the purchase is expected to be completed in six to eight months. The name […]

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German-Owned Security Printing Plant opens in Baghdad

The Iraqi Ministry of Interior has commissioned German-based Veridos to build and operate factory for the production of Iraqi security documents. According to a statement from the company, it will provide Iraq with secure national ID cards and a reliable, consistent national register. The entire production process of the documents will be in Iraqi hands. […]

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