Tag Archives | Sadr City

Baghdad to Protect Turkish Companies

By Simon Kent. The chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Investment Commission, Shaker al-Zamli, has committed to protecting Turkish commercial interests in Iraq following the ongoing Turkish hostage crisis. Early this month, 17 Turks and a Kurdish man were taken captive by a hitherto unheard of fringe Shi’a group. Two have subsequently been released, and the act has […]

Two Turkish Hostages Released

By Simon Kent. The Turkish government has confirmed that two hostages have been released by the group calling themselves the “Death Division,” who kidnapped the workers in Baghdad early this month, along with 16 other hostages. The two men were said to be in good condition, confirmed by both Turkish and Iraqi authorities, who also […]

Iraq Develops East Baghdad Oilfield

Production at the East Baghdad oilfield has reached 10,000 barrels per day, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “The East Baghdad oilfield is the biggest in Iraq and Iraqi and Jordanian companies are drilling wells in it,” Essam Jihad told the news agency. “The ministry has mapped out a plan to develop it and signed a contract […]

Three Stadiums to Be Built in Baghdad

Three sports stadiums are set to be built in Baghdad under plans announced by Kamel Braihi, the director of the engineering and technical department in Iraq’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, reports AKnews. He said the three stadiums, to be built to international standards, will be constructed in Sadr City, Rusafa and Tajiyyat. The contract for […]

Iranian Company Fails to Complete Power Plant

Iraq’s Electricity Ministry has criticized the Iranian company Sanir [Sunir] for its alleged failure to complete the construction of the Sadr gas power plant in Baghdad, reports AKnews. Ministry spokesman Musab al-Mudarres said that the complex still does not have distribution centers, control centers, management chambers and housing facilities. “The Electricity Ministry did not fail […]

Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]

Broadway Malyan Completes Masterplan for $10bn Sadr City

International architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has delivered the concept masterplan for the ‘10×10’ project in Iraq, involving a 17km² extension of Sadr City, Baghdad, and the creation of New Sadr City. The practice’s masterplan is a major milestone in the realisation of the project, named 10×10 because of its predicted $10 billion […]

Weekly Security Update for 25th May 2011

Overview Levels of violence rose considerably in Iraq last week, making it the worst week so far this year. A spate of bombings in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk left dozens of people dead and injured. The police and military suffered the majority of attacks, but Iraqi oil workers, US soldiers and even three European civilian […]