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Japan supporting Women and Girls in Iraq

UNFPA Welcomes the Generous Donation from the Government of Japan to Meet the Needs of Women and Girls in Iraq As the current humanitarian crisis in Iraq enters its fourth year, women and girls are facing extraordinary vulnerabilities related to their inability to access to minimum reproductive health services, and extraordinary Gender Based Violence (GBV) […]

Japan to Resume Lending to Iraq

By John Lee. Nikkei Asian Review reports that state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the country’s two leading commercial banks — Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking — are preparing to make Japan’s first loan to Iraq in 31 years. The consortium will support an Iraqi government power project with a […]

Japan supporting Community Police Centers in Kurdistan

Japan supports the construction and rehabilitation of the Community Police Centers in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Thirty community police centers were handed over today to the Police Directorate of Kurdistan Regional Government’s Ministry of Interior, as part of the continuing support from the Government of Japan to Iraq. The project, “Improving the Impact, Effectiveness, […]

Oil Discovered at Block 10

By John Lee. Russia’s Lukoil and Japan’s Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate. The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within […]

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 […]