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Iraq to remove Impediments to Infrastructure Investment

By John Lee. Iraqi President Barham Salih has told an international conference in Rome that Iraq will remove any impediments to Iraqi and foreign private sector companies, as well as international financial institutions, donor countries and sovereign wealth funds, to invest in major infrastructure projects in the country. He added that these projects may include […]

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Barzani opens Zakho Tunnel, promises more Infrastructure Projects

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani opened Zakho Tunnel in a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers, members of Parliament, the Republic of Turkey’s Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, and a number of KRG officials. In a speech during the ceremony, Prime Minister Barzani said: “Opening of this tunnel on this important international highway that links the […]

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A Stabilization Milestone is reached in Fallujah

Marking a key milestone in Fallujah’s recovery, the Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened Al Azrakiyah Water Treatment Plant, which provides safe water to more than 60% of the city. The rehabilitation of the plant was one of the key projects requested by the Anbar Command Cell, which is responsible […]

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Japan Implements Water, Sewerage Projects

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, has received Mr. Akihiko Tanaka, head of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan’s Ambassador to Iraq. Mr. Tanaka expressed his appreciation for the assistance that Kurdistan Regional Government, KRG, provides to the agency during the implementation of their projects in the Region. He briefed the Prime Minister about […]

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Al-Abadi Receives World Bank Director

By John Lee. Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi recently received in his office the director of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Farid Belhaj, and the Special Representative of the World Bank Mission in Iraq, Mr. Robert Bu Jodah. The meeting discussed the challenges of Iraq’s economy caused by the […]

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Iraq Leads Region with $519bn in Planned Projects

By John Lee. Iraq is now among the biggest spenders in the Middle East when it comes to planned or under-way infrastructure projects, rivalling the expenditure of Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to the MEED’s Gulf Project’s Index. Iraq’s southern neighbours are spending $1.o5 trillion and $713bn respectively,but Iraq’s rising expenditure on energy projects […]

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Romanian Company Wins Iraqi Rail Contract

By Matthew Gayle. The Iraqi government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Romanian railcar producer Astra to establish a joint railway company based in Iraq. According to Al-Shorfa, the Iraqi-Romanian company, which will specialize in producing trains, will be based in al-Samawa, southern Iraq. The company will also focus on rehabilitating the train […]

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