Tag Archives | Sulaymaniyah

Taiwan signs MOU with Sulaimaniyah Chamber

By John Lee. The government-sponsored Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sulaimaniyah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) in a bid to promote bilateral trade. Taiwan News says the document was signed by SCCI President Sirwan Mohammed Mahmood and TAITRA Executive Vice President Leonor F. […]

Entrepreneurs ready for Hackathon Weekend in Sulaimani

Hackasuly, the largest international hackathon in Iraq, brings the coding community together over a weekend to work in teams and turn their ideas into technological solutions on September 5th – 7th. This year, the organisers are accepting projects in three different and exciting tracks: AI & Data Science E-Society Fintech The goal is to help […]

Sulaimani “First in Iraq” to Separate Recycling

By John Lee. The Mayor’s office of Sulaimani has said it will initiate a recycling program, separating trash from recyclable material. According to Kurdistan24, the move will see three garbage bins placed inside the building of the Mayor’s office: one for food waste, one for plastics, and the other for glass items. More here. (Source: […]

Scottish Sweet Company booming in Iraq

By John Lee. A Scottish sweet manufacturer is reportedly seeing sales of its fudge and toffee surge in Iraqi Kurdistan. According to a BBC report, Golden Casket linked up with Sulaymaniyah-based businessman Farhad Haseb to sell the confectionery to upmarket stores in Erbil and Dohuk, as well as other towns and cities in the region. […]

FAO inaugurates its new offices in Sulaymaniya

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, inaugurated its new office In Sulaymaniya [Slemani] under the patronage of the First Lady of Iraq – Ms. Serbagh Saleh; and with the participation of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas; FAO Representative a.i. for Iraq Mr. René Verduijn; the […]

Euphrates Advisors and AUIS announce new Scholarship

Euphrates Advisors LLC and AUIS announce establishment of Euphrates Fund Scholarship Euphrates Advisors LLC and American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) announced today the establishment of the Euphrates Fund Scholarship (EFS), a generous grant that will cover the tuition of one University student each year. Euphrates Advisors is an investment firm that manages the Euphrates […]

Turkey to Lift Ban on Flights to Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Turkey’s ban on flights to Sulaymaniyah, in Iraqi Kurdistan, will reportedly be lifted. The country’s Transport Minister, Cahit Turhann told Anadolu Agency: “Turkish Airlines will resume its flights from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah [on Friday], seven flights a week.” According to Rudaw, Ankara has delayed the resumption of flights until Saturday due to technical […]

Hopes that Turkey will Lift Ban Sulaymaniyah Flights

By John Lee. Authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are said to be hopeful that a meeting later this month between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi President Barham Salih will lead to Turkey lifting its ban on international flights crossing its airspace to land at Sulaymaniyah Airport (pictured). According to a report from Ahval News, Turkey […]

Applications Open for Start-Up Incubator

Applications are now open for the Five One Labs Incubator in Sulaimani. The Startup Incubator is a three-month, full-time program for entrepreneurs looking to work intensively to launch their businesses. The program will run from mid-September through mid-December and will end with a Demo Day in December. More information here. (Source: Five One Labs)

New Power Plant inaugurated in Sulaymaniyah

Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani inaugurated a new power station in Sulaymaniyah. In a speech during the ceremony, Prime Minister Barzani thanked South Korea for helping build the plant, which generates 400 KV electric power.   He also said that despite major challenges, the KRG has taken serious steps ahead, and it allocated significant […]