Tag Archives | Sadr City

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 […]

Sadr City Reconstruction to Employ 100,000

A major project for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of west Baghdad’s al-Sadr City will employ between 75,000 and 100,000 people during its implementation period, and another 50,000, Baghdad’s Mayor, Sabir al-Issawi said on Wednesday. According to the report from Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Issawi stressed that the project would comprise the construction of several multi-storey […]

Turks Win $11.3 Billion Sadr City Project

We reported last week on the multi-billion dollar tender process to re-build Sadr City in Baghdad; we can now report that the contract has been won by a consortium of Turkish companies. The project involves the construction of a modern city of 75,000 housing units to accommodate up to 600,000 people, and the group offered […]