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GE, Siemens Electricity Deals “in Doubt”

By John Lee. The Financial Times has reported that the recently-agreed electricity deals with Siemens and General Electric (GE) are not certain to be approved. It quotes Minister for Electricity Luay Al-Khatteeb (pictured) as saying: “I don’t have financial allocations or the processes available at hand, it doesn’t allow me to cherry-pick the right consultancies […]

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IBBC signs MoU with the German Counterpart

IBBC signs Memorandum of Understanding with the German Liaison Office for Commerce & Industry The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) and the German Liaison Office for Industry and Commerce in Iraq (DWI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase cooperation between the organisations to support and grow trade between the UK, Europe and […]

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UK announces $43m Iraq Aid Package

A new UK aid package is to help the Government of Iraq to reinvigorate its economy and rebuild hospitals, schools and other vital infrastructure, allowing Iraqis displaced by conflict to return home and restart their lives, UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced during a four-day visit to Iraq. The UK is the […]

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“Discussions Ongoing” between Siemens and Iraq

By John Lee. Talks are reported to be continuing between Germany’s Siemens and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity regarding a major investment in the country’s electricity infrastructure. Lisa Davis (pictured), CEO of the Siemens Gas and Power Operating Company, and member of the corporation’s managing board, told The National last week that “discussions are ongoing”, […]

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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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