Tag Archives | Sulaymaniya

New Iraq Broadband Route expected This Year

By John Lee. IQ Networks, a wholesale internet provider based in Sulaymaniya, expects to open a $100-million (120-billion-Iraqi-dinar) broadband cable from Turkey to Iraq’s Gulf coast by the end of this year. Reuters reports that, after spending an extra $30 million to replace lines and equipment overrun by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL), the company […]

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Faruk Group, Acibadem Sign Medical City Deal

A cooperation agreement has been signed with the Acıbadem Healthcare Group towards the management and operations of the Medical City complex, established by the Faruk Group to provide modern healthcare services. As per the agreement made by Faruk Mustafa Rasool, Chairman of the Board of Faruk Group, and Mr Mehmet Ali Aydınlar, Chairman of the […]

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Gebr Pfeiffer Wins New Iraq Order

By John Lee. The German company Gebr Pfeiffer has received another order from China-based Sinoma (Suzhou) Construction Co Ltd for a cement raw material grinding mill in Sulaymaniya. According to a report from Global Cement, the “MPS 5000 B” vertical roller mill has a capacity of 500tph at a product fineness of 10 per cent […]

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Kurdistan to Build $5.9m Dam in Sulaimaniya

KRG’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has signed a contract to build a dam in the Qaradakh parish of Sulaimaniya, reports AKnews. The Chami Smora project will cost 6.96 billion IQD (approx. $5.9 million), and the companies Birkar and Zhina Gharib have undertaken to complete it within 820 days. The dam will be 20 meters […]

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Industrial Town to be Built in Sulaimaniya

A 3,000 acre industrial town is to be built in the Arbat district of Sulaymaniyah Governorate, according to a report from AKnews. Sulaymaniyah Investment Commission met with a number of private companies this week to discuss the master plan for “The Industrial Town of Arbat District”, which will involve an initial investment of $3 billion […]

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Polluted Waterways could End Agriculture around Sulaymaniyah

Once the farms around the city of Sulaymaniyah provided all of the fruit and vegetables locals needed. Now climate change, pollution and illegal dumping in local waterways are forcing farmers out. “We can no longer grow vegetables here, that time has come to an end,” lamented farmer Mohammed Aziz. “The water is so dirty that […]

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New 4-Star Hotel for Sulaymaniya

Faruk Group Holding, a group of companies with a diversified range of interests including telecommunications, cement manufacturing, hotels, medical services, properties, construction and IT, recently announced the upcoming launch of the first international boutique hotel, Copthorne Hotel, Baranan in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq. The Copthorne Hotel Baranan is a four-star hotel located in the tourist district of […]

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Protester Killed, TV Station Torched

Hundreds of protesters inspired by unrest around the Arab world took to the streets of the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya on Sunday and at least 48 people were injured, according to Reuters. Associated Press reports at least one person killed overnight. A source told Iraq Business News that a massive demonstration is planned for […]

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New Chinese Cement Factory for Sulaymaniyah

Sinoma (Suzhou) Construction Company, a subsidiary of the Chinese Sinoma International Engineering, has signed a $112.5-million deal with Iraq-based investment firm Mass Iraq for the construction of a cement plant. Both parties will build a cement plant with an annual capacity of 5,300 tons per day in Sulaymaniyah. The scope of the deal includes the […]

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Weekly Security Update for 15th December 2010

Overview Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week for the third week in a row. However, conditions have started to deteriorate once again with a rise in attacks since Sunday, particularly in the central provinces and Baghdad. The number of terrorist attacks is likely to increase further over the coming days, despite numerous police […]

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