Tag Archives | Sulaymaniyah

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 […]

Sulaymaniyah Museum Opens its Renovated Halls

The Sulaymaniyah Museum inaugurated a first section of its renovated exhibition halls displaying part of its rare and precious collection of historical objects embedded with ancient scripts. The “In Writing” exhibition comes as a new milestone in the modernization project of the museum, which was initiated in 2010 with the technical support of UNESCO. The […]

American University of Iraq Seeks New President

By John Lee. The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, invites nominations and applications for the position of President. AUIS is a private, non-profit higher education institution founded in 2007 to provide a student-centered American-style education that embodies the philosophy, standards, and teaching practices of the American higher education model. AUIS admits all qualified students regardless […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Security Update for 7th December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, many are worried at the possibility of increased militancy over the coming year in Iraq. Levels of violence rose over the past week with the highest number of casualties recorded in six months. As warned, terrorists targeted Shi’ah worshippers gathering to commemorate Ashura, with a number of attacks in […]