Tag Archives | Sulaymaniyah

US Firm to Lobby on behalf of KRI’s PAM Media

By John Lee. Public strategy firm Mercury has been chosen to lobby on behalf of Sulaymaniyah-based PAM Media in the United States. PAM Media is a production company that produces advertisements for commercial products or services; it is owned by Nalia Media Corporation (NMC), which also owns NRT TV. Documents lodged with the US Senate […]

Iraqi Kurdistan: a Roman Amphitheatre to Enhance Local Culture

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In an estimated three months’ time the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah will have its own version of Rome’s Colosseum. An arena for theatre and other kinds of entertainment that […]

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 […]

Water Supply to be Upgraded in Sulaymaniyah

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people. “The Governorate and people of Sulaimaniyah have generously welcomed and supported displaced and refugee families,” said UNDP Resident Representative and UN […]

Kurdish PUK, Gorran Parties Strike Deal

By Mohammed al Salih for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A deal between two main Iraqi Kurdish political parties, Gorran and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), is expected to increase tensions and lead to further fragmentation and destabilization of Iraqi […]

Voice of America Journalist Beaten in Iraq

Voice of America (VOA) journalists were beaten and harassed by authorities in Pakistan and Iraq earlier this week. “I am appalled that these VOA journalists, who were only doing their job of reporting accurate information, were beaten and harassed by security forces,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said. “Intimidation only generates an opposite effect. VOA will […]

Refugee Radio Station Making Waves In Iraqi Kurdistan

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Four displaced women from Iraq and Syria, now based in Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan, are running a radio show for other displaced people in the area. Four displaced young women are […]

$375m Financing Deal for Power Sector

By John Lee. Dimitris Tsitsiragos, the Vice President of the World Bank‘s private sector investment arm, told Reuters on Thursday that the bank had arranged $375 million in financing for an Iraqi power company. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a debt and equity package of $250 million, with another $125 million from Lebanon’s […]

Germany Donates EUR 4m to Boost Community Policing

The Federal Republic of Germany has donated EUR 4 million to IOM Iraq to support its “Strengthening Community Policing in Iraq” project between March 2016 and December 2017. By supporting community policing in Iraq, IOM enhances overall efforts to advance democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iraq in liberated areas. Community-policing models […]

Qaiwan secures $105m Loans for Iraq Power Plant

By John Lee. Kurdistan’s Qaiwan Group has secured two loans totalling $105 million to refinance part of the firm’s investment in the 442-MW Bazian Power Plant (pictured). According to a report from Trade Arabia, Deutsche Bank has arranged an eight-year $75-million buyer credit, along with the Dubai branch of Lebanon’s Bankmed. The finance is being […]