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Modernization of Public Administration “is KRG priority”

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated the new building of Kurdistan Institute of Public Administration (KIPA) on Tuesday. In a speech, Prime Minister Barzani stated, he hopes that KIPA “will continue to work diligently to provide the much needed services of building the capacities of Kurdistan Regional Government’s civil servants.” Below is the transcript of […]

KOGAS Recoups Investment in Zubair

By John Lee. The state-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) has said that it has recouped its $2.49 billion investment in the Zubair oil field in southern Iraq. According to a report from Yonhap, the company has recovered $2.53 million as of December, which exceeds its initial outlay. The oilfield is currently producing around 360,000 barrels […]

South Korea Provides Food for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea that will provide food assistance for some 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for two months. Song Woong-Yeob (pictured), Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iraq, said: “In the aftermath of conflict, […]

Korea’s Support is Helping Iraqi Returnees

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is […]

Petrofac Wins Iraq Contract with KOGAS

UK-based Petrofac has been awarded a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) modification contract for the KOGAS AKKAS B.V. Nasiriya Gas Treatment Plant (GTP) in southern Iraq. Petrofac’s scope of work includes the modification and application of an existing field design to meet the needs of the Nasiriya GTP, and an estimation for the engineering, procurement […]

Iraq is Iran’s 2nd Biggest Non-Oil Customer

By John Lee. Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPOI) has issued data showing that five countries — China, Iraq, UAE, South Korea and India — accounted for 68.7 percent of Iran’s total non-oil exports in the first five months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20-Aug. 22). Its non-oil exports (including gas condensate) fell 5 percent […]

S. Korea to Train Public Employees in Iraq

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Park Young-Kyu, the Consul General of Korea, and his accompanying delegation, in Erbil. Mr. Park conveyed a letter from Mr. Moon Jae-In, President of the Republic of Korea, inviting stronger relations between Erbil and Seoul. He expressed Korea’s readiness to cooperate with the Kurdistan Region on technology development and […]

LG opens Biggest Overseas Brand Shop in Iraq

By John Lee. South Korean electronics maker LG Electronics has reportedly opened its largest overseas brand shop in Iraq. The two-floor shop covers 870 square meters in the main commercial district of Erbil. Around 200 government and media officials attended an opening ceremony, according to a report from Nation Multimedia. (Source: Nation Multimedia)

Korea wins $100m Contract for Vote-Counting Machines

By John Lee. South Korea’s Miru Systems has signed a $100-million deal to supply vote-counting machines to Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). According to a report from Yonhap, Baghdad is reportedly considering using Miru’s vote-counting equipment and solutions in the September local elections for the first time, ahead of a parliamentary vote planned for next […]

S. Korea Eager to Support Iraq

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has received in his office the South Korea Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Kang Hoin, and his delegation, to discuss cooperation in transportation, training, energy and infrastructure. Minister Hion expressed his eagerness to support Iraq in its post-Daesh development program, adding that because South Korea has the […]

S Korea keen to Improve Ties with Iraq

By John Lee. South Korea’s Acting President and Prime Minister has asked for Iraq’s cooperation in bolstering economic cooperation. During a meeting with Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari in Seoul on Monday, Hwang Kyo-ahn (pictured) said: “The two countries have developed their cooperative ties based on a long history of cooperation and a mutually complementary […]