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Has the Race to Rebuild Syria Begun?

By Adnan Haj Omar, Editor-in-Chief of Arabisk London Magazine. The operations to annihilate ISIL once and for all have finally reached their last stage. The latest round of peace talks in Astana has resulted in the finalisation of a de-escalation zone. The Kurdish issue has become a common denominator and a priority to be addressed […]

$400m for Reconstruction of Mosul and Newly Liberated Areas

The World Bank has approved a US$400 million financial assistance package today to support the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of priority infrastructure to restore delivery of public services in areas of Iraq newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The package represents an additional financing to the Iraq Emergency Operation for […]

Norway increases Support for Iraq by $2.6m

“The fight against Isil in Iraq is being won. Some 90 % of the areas previously held by Isil have been liberated, and over two million internally displaced Iraqis have returned home. These people are in a very vulnerable situation. It is vital that access to schools, hospitals and other basic services is restored as […]

Gulf Companies looking to Participate in Iraq Reconstruction

An official in the Arabian Gulf has stated that construction companies and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) look forward to participating in reconstruction projects in Iraq, stressing that it has the potential to qualify for this role. Abdul Rahim Naqi, secretary-general of the Council of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stated […]

World Bank gives $200m for Stability in Liberated Areas

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced that the World Bank has allocated $200 million to implement an emergency project to support stability in the liberated areas. An official spokesman for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs stated: “The World Bank has allocated $200 million for the implementation of the emergency project to […]

Iraq’s Reconstruction Costs put at $150bn

Reconstruction in Iraq could cost nearly $150 billion covering areas damaged by the war over the past three years, an Iraqi newspaper reported on September 7. The World Bank has made a preliminary assessment of rebuilding costs at the request of Iraq’s Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, according to the Arabic language […]

Fallujah needs $2bn for Reconstruction

Fallujah city in Anbar province needs $2 billion for reconstruction, the city’s mayor said on August 10. Eissa al-Sayer told Aljournal News website that securing the amount at present would be difficult given the government’s focus on military operations against IS, adding that world donors should focus donations on service projects rather than the infrastructure. […]

Reconstruction a Priority in Coming 5-Yr Plan

The Iraqi-Czech Economic Forum was held in Baghdad on Sunday, 30.07.17 according to the invitation forwarded by the Iraqi deputy speaker of Parliament, Dr. Humam Hamoodi and with the attendance of public and private sectors representatives of the two sides. The conference started with a welcome speech by Dr. Sami AL- Araji, Chairman of the […]

Economic Consequences post Mosul

By Ahmed Tabaqchali (pictured), CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Iraq’s war against terror is far from over, the conclusion of the Mosul offensive should mark the high point in the cost of […]