Tag Archives | Kurdistan News

The latest news from Kurdistan – security updates, reconstruction and more – brought to you by Iraq Business News.

Gazprom Updates on Iraq Ops

By John Lee. In a Management Report released to the markets, Gazprom gave the following update on its operations in Iraq: The Badrah field (pictured) (30% held by Gazprom Neft Group): In 2015 production was 1.4 million tons of oil, a level sufficient for the project to pay back. The Garmian block in Iraq (Kurdistan) […]

$375m Financing Deal for Power Sector

By John Lee. Dimitris Tsitsiragos, the Vice President of the World Bank‘s private sector investment arm, told Reuters on Thursday that the bank had arranged $375 million in financing for an Iraqi power company. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a debt and equity package of $250 million, with another $125 million from Lebanon’s […]

Erbil launches Provincial Development Strategy

Erbil marks the launch of its Provincial Development Strategy 2016-2018 with a breathtaking audiovisual performance at the historic Citadel At an official ceremony at Erbil’s historic Citadel, the Governorate of Erbil launched its Provincial Development Strategy. The ceremony was presided over by H.E. Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, and attended […]

Reforms in Building Systems for Kurdistan

Ministerial meeting assesses reforms in building systems for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The progress achieved under the project Establishing a Building Control Regime for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), was discussed in a ministerial meeting […]

Why Kurds are United in Baghdad and Divided in Erbil

By Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The ongoing reform push by Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has brought about a sense of unity in the Kurdish ranks, unseen for the past couple of years. When Abadi […]

DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 20.11 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government for March crude oil deliveries to the export and local markets from the Tawke field under the payment arrangement announced earlier this year. The funds, to be shared pro-rata by DNO and partner Genel Energy […]

Kurdistan Opens .KRD Domain

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Department of Information Technology (DIT) has announced that Kurdistan’s top level domain, “.KRD” is available for public registration. The Department encourages brands, organizations and individuals to take this opportunity to register the names that are important to them. “In an era of increasing global connectivity and emergence of billions of new […]

KRG Oil Exports Average 327k bpd for March

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has published its monthly crude oil export report for March 2016. The report details: All oil export volumes through the KRG-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline; all crude oil cargoes lifted from Ceyhan by the buyers; and the revenues received on account by the KRG during the month. The KRG exported 10,148,487 […]

Kurdish Yazidi Activist Wins “Int’l Women of Courage Award”

By John Lee. US Secretary of State John Kerry has awarded an ‘International Women of Courage Award’ to a Kurdish Yazidi activist. At a ceremony on Tuesday, Nagham Nawzat Hasan was one of 14 women from fourteen different countries who were honoured for their outstanding roles in their communities as activists, humanitarians and reformers. Yezidi […]

Massoud Barzani vows to Fight Corruption

By Amberin Zaman, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Massoud Barzani vows to fight corruption with same dedication as KRG has fought IS These are critical times in the quasi-independent Kurdish entity in Iraq better known as the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, or […]