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Amara Dam Finished

The Iraqi Water Resources Ministry has completed the Amara dam project in Missan province. “The project is important because it controls and distributes the Tigris River water throughout the province,” the Ministry said in a release on Thursday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. (Aswat Al Iraq)

French Ambassador Reveals His Country’s Plans to Fund Service Projects in Iraq

French ambassador in Baghdad, Boris Bwalun, revealed on Monday his country’s plans to finance projects in sectors of energy, water, agriculture and transport; to facilitate the establishment of infrastructure in Iraq. The ambassador said in a press conference in Baghdad said that “the French Development Agency signed in November 2009 an official agreement for her […]

Prime Minister Inaugurates Projects for Water Desalination in Faw

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki opened a project for water desalination in Faw, south of Basra, during his recent visit to the governorate. Energy project is estimated at 800 cubic meters per hour, according to the governor of Basra Chiltag Abboud Mayah. He said that the project was funded by the Ministry of Municipalities and Public […]

Iraqi Oil ‘a Complete Game-Changer’

The New York Times reports on how terrorist attempts to derail the auctions of Iraqi oilfield development rights have failed, and the process went ahead as planned. “The terrorists tried to send a message to the oil companies through the bombings,” the oil minister, Hussain al-Shahristani, declared on Iraqi television. “But this message was not […]

6 Service Projects in Karbala

Six service projects with a total cost of 2.548 billion Iraqi dinars (roughly $2 million) were approved for implementation, according to a local official on Sunday. “The projects will be hopefully finalized by local firms in six months’ time,” Abbas Nasser Hassani, the Karbala Provincial Council’s Reconstruction & Strategic Planning Committee Chairman, told Aswat al-Iraq […]

Solar-powered Drinking Water Stations for Wassit

Twenty-four solar-powered potable water stations will be built in a number of villages in  Wassit, “The stations, with a capacity of 1-5 cubic meters per hour, will be established in 14 districts and towns,” Majed al-Atabi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He added that the stations will save a lot of electricity, as they rely […]

Power Pylons to Up Capacity to 363 MW

An agreement has been reached on Friday with a Turkish exporter of ready-to-use power pylons to increase capacity from 240 to 363 megawatt (MW) in Basra, according to the provincial council’s electricity committee chairman. “The capacity of one pylon, due to arrive in the port of Umm Qasr soon, will be upped from 105 to […]

Five-year Development Plan Completed

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning has finalised its development plan for the years 2010-2014, focusing on the oil and electricity sectors as a first priority, but extending as far as agricultural and rural development. The program includes more than 2,700 projects worth nearly $186bn. (Sources: Aswat Al Iraq, Iraq Directory)

Cabinet Approves Law to Maintain Irrigation Networks

The Iraqi Council of Ministers has approved an amendment to the law no. 12 of 1995 related to the maintenance of irrigation networks. “The decision comes to show the government’s determination to preserve irrigation networks,” Dr. Ali al-Dabbagh, the official spokesperson for the Iraqi government, said in a release on Monday. He said that the […]

ID1.2b to Stretch Power to 10 Villages North of Arbil

The sum of 1.2 billion Iraqi dinars was appropriated to extend electricity services to 10 villages in the district of Rawndoz, north of Arbil, according to the Mayor Sirwan Sereni on Sunday. “The sum is allocated from the Provincial Development Budget (PDB) for Arbil to set a project that involves the installation of 1020 power […]

$11.640m Service Projects in Arbil

Several service projects will be launched in the town of Badawa, eastern Arbil, including road surfacing and sewage and drinking water networks at a cost of more than $11 million, Arbil Governor Nawzad Hadi said on Saturday. “A local contractor embarked on a project to pave roads about eight kilometers long, an extension of a […]