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Zubair Oil Production hits 500k bpd

By John Lee. Zubair oilfield has reportedly reached a production level of 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). According to Business Korea, Kogas made the announcement on Thursday, adding that its “second-stage goal” is 700,000 bpd. The project is being developed by Eni (32.81%), Kogas (18.75%), Maysan Oil Company (25%), and South Oil […]

Iraqi Air Force receives more Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received another six new T-50 fighter jets under a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). According to previously-released information, Iraq’s T-50 fleet is planned to grow to 24 by early next year. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)

Korean Support helps Stabilize Newly Liberated Areas

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed partnership agreement today for USD 5M million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channelled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This […]

S Korea wins $500m Deal for Electricity in Iraq

By John Lee. South Korea’s STX Marine Service has reportedly won a contract to restore and operate diesel-fueled electric power plants in Iraq. According to Yonhap, the company said the US$500-million deal will see it four 900-megawatt electricity generation units over five years. It calls for 100 South Korean engineers to be dispatched by STX, […]

Hanwha receives $230m Payment for Bismaya

By John Lee. South Korea’s Hanwha Engineering and Construction (E&C) has said it haws received an additional payment of $230 million from the Iraqi government for work carried out in the first half of this year on the Bismayah New City project in Baghdad. According to the report from Business Korea, the total contract is […]

KOGAS Recoups Investment in Zubair

By John Lee. The state-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has said that it has recouped its $2.49 billion investment in the Zubair oil field in southern Iraq. According to a report from Yonhap, the company has recovered $2.53 million as of December, which exceeds its initial outlay. The oilfield is currently producing around 360,000 barrels […]

South Korea Provides Food for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea that will provide food assistance for some 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for two months. Song Woong-Yeob (pictured), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iraq, said: “In the aftermath of conflict, […]

Korea’s Support is Helping Iraqi Returnees

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is […]

S. Korea to Train Public Employees in Iraq

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Park Young-Kyu, the Consul General of Korea, and his accompanying delegation, in Erbil. Mr. Park conveyed a letter from Mr. Moon Jae-In, President of the Republic of Korea, inviting stronger relations between Erbil and Seoul. He expressed Korea’s readiness to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region on technology development and […]

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