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Japan approves $100m Loan to Iraq

Japan has approved a loan of about $100 million to support humanitarian, counter-terrorism and infrastructure projects in Iraq, a Japanese embassy statement said on Tuesday. In January, Japan approved loans worth $240 million to Iraq to rebuild damaged electricity infrastructure in areas recaptured from Islamic State. Iraq’s government income, which comes almost exclusively from oil […]

IOM Business Support Programmes Assist Displaced Iraqis

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s work in community stabilization is assisting Iraqis affected by displacement and conflict to generate their own income and engage in meaningful work. This past week, IOM provided 47 displaced Iraqis with business support packages in Risafa, Baghdad. This livelihood assistance was funded by the Government of Canada and supported […]

Japan agrees $240m Loan to Iraqi Electricity Sector

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Japan has agreed to lend Iraq up to 27.2 billion yen ($240 million) to rebuild damaged electricity infrastructure, especially in areas recaptured from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). It also intends to approve another loan worth 21.5 billion yen to repair a thermal power station in […]

Japan Opens Consulate in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura and his accompanying delegation. In the meeting, attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, the Japanese Minister reaffirmed his country’s position to further strengthen its relations with the Kurdistan Region, by opening its consulate in Erbil on Wednesday. […]

Japan Funds Clean Water in Baghdad

Over 400,000 people including displaced receive clean water in Baghdad thanks to generous funding from Japan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Baghdad have completed the rehabilitation of the primary water supply infrastructure in Al Nahrawan District, where water shortages and lack of clean water have exposed displaced people and the […]

Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Sirwan River

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iranian Dam Threatens Iraqi Kurdistan’s Legendary Sirwan River When neighbouring Iran tested their new dam recently, levels on an important Iraqi Kurdish river dropped four meters. Locals fear when the […]

New Oil Bidding Round Postponed to Mid-2017

By John Lee. The Ministry of Oil is to postpone a bidding round for 12 small- and medium-sized oil fields, following criticism of the plans by experts including IBN Expert Blogger Ahmed Mousa Jiyad. In a statement, the Ministry’s Petroleum Contracts and Licensing Directorate (PCLD) said: “Following to the previous Ministry of Oil Announcement dated […]

Toyota, UNDP Launch Training and Jobs Programme for IDPs

UNDP and Toyota capacitate displaced Iraqis to join the workforce and contribute to rebuilding the business environment The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Toyota Iraq launched a flagship job placement and vocational training programme to provide young, displaced Iraqis with access to sustainable income opportunities. This comes nearly four months after both parties signed […]

New Oil Development Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has requested proposals from international oil companies interestsed in developing a number of small- and medium-sized oil fields. The fields concerned are: Sindebad (Basra governorate); Umm Qasr [Um Qaser] (Basra governorate); Rachi (Basra governorate); Abu Khema (Basra governorate); Kumait (Missan governorate); Noor (Missan governorate); Umara (Missan governorate); Dema […]

Water Supply to be Upgraded in Sulaymaniyah

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people. “The Governorate and people of Sulaimaniyah have generously welcomed and supported displaced and refugee families,” said UNDP Resident Representative and UN […]

Over $2bn in New Money for People of Iraq

Statement by the Co-Hosts Canada, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, The Netherlands, and the United States at the July 20 Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for […]