Tag Archives | Sulaymaniyah

Protests ‘Cost Sulaymaniyah About $1bn’

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region’s Syndicate of Investors [Kurdistan Investors Union] has said that recent violent protests in Sulaymaniyah have cost the province $1 billion. Spokesperson Mala Yasin Mahmoud told BasNews that many strategic projects have been cancelled and foreign investors are leaving because of the protests. “At least 15% of the foreign investments […]

FlyBaghdad has eyes on Dubai, then Europe

Iraq’s youngest airline, FlyBaghdad, is in talks to start flying to Dubai and plans to launch European routes in early 2016, according to a report from Gulf News. The airline’s Regional Commercial Manager, Mohammad Abdali, told the news agency that the Iraqi-owned airline started domestic flights to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Najaf and Basra from its hub […]

Secondary School for IDPs Opens in Sulaimaniyah

UNESCO celebrates opening of Tasloja secondary school for IDPs in Sulaimaniyah UNESCO and its partners celebrated today with students, parents and teachers the opening of the newly constructed Tasloja Secondary School forinternally displaced persons in Sulaimaniyah. The ceremony held today marks the opening of the fifth school constructed by UNESCO within the framework of the […]

TAQA Adjusts Iraq Strategy

By John Lee. In an effort to improve cash flow, the Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) have ended acquisition plans for some projects in Iraq and India.Security does not appear to have been a factor in the company’s decision regarding an Iraq based project. However, the company are taking some precautions with ongoing oil […]

Iraqi Kurdish City on High Alert

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. Iraqi Kurdish City on High Alert, with Jihadi Monitoring and Prayer Groups Banned With extremists moving in next door, the Iraqi Kurdish province of Sulaymaniyah [Slemani] is ramping up security […]

GEA Wins Major Contract from ENKA

Subsequent to ENKA’s contract awards to GEA Heat Exchangers for the Erbil and Sulaymaniyah power stations in the north of Iraq, the leading Turkish construction company ENKA has for the third time made a choice for two air-cooled condensers from GEA Heat Exchangers. As with the two previous power stations, the gas turbine power stations […]

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 […]

Wyndham Opens First Hotel in Iraq

Wyndham Hotel Group, the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,380 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), has announced its entrance into Iraq with the opening of the newly-built, 71-room Ramada Sulaymaniyah Salim Street in Kurdistan. The hotel opened on the same day as the Ramada Plaza Beirut Raouche in Beirut, Lebanon. […]

DoubleTree by Hilton Announces Growth In Kurdistan

Hilton Worldwide today announced its expansion in Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan into the city of Sulaymaniyah following the signing of a management agreement with Kurdonia Company for Tourism & Hospitality Ltd, owned fully by Hiwa Rauf Company. The new build, 223-room DoubleTree by Hilton Sulaymaniyah is expected to open early 2015. The hotel will […]