Tag Archives | sanitation

Kirkuk Garbage Collection Contract Revoked

By John Lee. The Iraqi government has freportedly revoked a contract with a Kurdish-owned garbage removal firm in Kirkuk, resulting in a garbage crisis in the oil-rich province. The owner of the business, Khalid Shinke, told Kurdistan 24 that the Iraqi government canceled the contract with his company on 28th February, leading to the suspension […]

10,000 Volunteers join “Clean Missan in One Day” Campaign

In one day, Missan had a make over with the support from the EU and UNDP through “Clean Missan in One Day Campaign” More than 10,000 volunteers have participated in “Clean Missan in One Day” Campaign. Volunteers were university and high school students, NGOs, community leaders and members of Missan local Government. Around 500 tons […]

Biwater wins $1.2bn Kurdistan Water Contract

British water engineering company Biwater has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract by the Kurdistan Regional Government to meet vital water supply and sanitation needs. Biwater have been contracted to deliver water and wastewater treatment solutions for the cities of Erbil and Sulaimani in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Works will alleviate the current strain […]

AWI Wins Baghdad Waste Removal Contract

By John Lee. Ability with Innovation (AWI) has announced that it has been awarded a contract by PAE Government Services for its equipment lease services to support their BLiSS project in Baghdad, Iraq. AWI will provide bulk waste removal service at Baghdad Embassy Compound (BEC) as second provider. AWI will supply and deliver dump trucks […]

Funding Shortage Closes UN Water, Sanitation

With more than 74,000 new people displaced by fighting on the move in Iraq, the United Nations humanitarian wing has warned that overall, some 40 per cent of critically needed life-saving water and sanitation programmes will be forced to shut down by the end of the month due to lack of funding. “New displacements, dynamic […]

UNICEF, EU Fund Water Conservation Project

The UNICEF Water and Sanitation (WASH) programme, with financial support from the European Union (EU) has started the implementation of a public awareness project to promote efficient water use and improved hygiene practices in Iraq. The project will engage 10 million Iraqis with messages on effective water conservation, water handling at the household level and […]

Baghdad Launches Infrastructure Projects

By John Lee. Al Shorfa has reported an announcement by the provincial governor of Baghdad Riyadh al-Adhadh that infrastructure projects worth 200 billion dinars ($172 million) will be launched shortly in the towns surrounding Baghdad. While the provincial governor announced the news, it is notable that Baghdad’s controversial mayor Naim Abub al-Kaabi  has come under fire in […]

AnaeCo, Repindo, sign MOU for Basra Waste Project

AnaeCo and Repindo Resources have signed a MOU to cooperatively explore the implementation of AnaeCo’s DiCOM™ Alternative Waste Technology (AWT) at a suitable site in Basra. Under the terms of the MOU the parties will consider the technical and commercial feasibility of deploying AnaeCo’s patented DiCOM™ solution, under licence in Basra. AnaeCo would manage the […]

Shriram, Mokul bag $230m Basra Contract

By John Lee. A joint venture between the Indian companies Shriram EPC Limited (SEPC) and the Mokul Group has bagged an order worth $230 million for the supply and laying of basic sanitary systems in Basra. Shriram EPC, which is part of Shriram Group, is an integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management services […]

Basra Welcomes Plans for $100m Waste Plant

The Basra Investment Commission has approved a $100 million waste plant to be built by Dow Chemical‘s Kuwait branch, according to AKnews. The company, which already has plants in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, will enter Basra and invest in water purification projects and will consider providing environmental solutions, professional consultation and technical services. Waste […]

KRG to Launch Major Sanitation Programme

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is embarking on a water supply and sewerage programme worth $910 million USD (1 billion IQD), according to AKnews. Samir Abdullah [Samir Abdullah Mustafa, Samir Akrawi], Minister of Municipalities and Tourism (pictured), told a press conference that the Goptapa-Chamchamal water project will supply drinking water for 300,000 people in central […]