Tag Archives | Thi-Qar

New Partnership to Revitalise Smallholder Agriculture

In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana. The delegation was welcomed […]

Oil Minister calls for Investment in Nasiriya Refinery

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi (Allibi) has called for local and international companies to invest in the Nasiriya Refinery project in Thi-Qar province. He also called the concerned authorities to solve all the administrative hindrances which might delay the project in order to award it to the companies which are going to […]

Iraq sets up Dhi Qar Oil Company

By John Lee. Iraq has this week established the Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC), which will take over responsibility for the Nassiriya and Garraf oil fields. The South Oil Company (SOC) has been renamed the Basra Oil Company (BOC), following the transfer of the Dhi Qar assets to the new company. (Source: Reuters)

IBBC and the Southern Governorates

By Robert Tollast. The following opinions are the author’s only, and do not necessarily represent the views of Iraq Business News. Despite the grim headlines, the main challenge for doing business in many parts of Iraq is not really security, it is still bureaucracy and a lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for different […]

Dhi Qar Signs MoU with Korean Firms for Infrastructure

The local government in Dhi Qar province has signed a memorandum of understanding with a number of Korean companies in various fields, notably investment, infrastructure, and construction of residential complexes. The head of Dhi Qar province Council, Hamid Naeem Gizi said in a statement: “After series of meetings with a group of Korean companies , […]

Iraq’s Failing Construction Projects

By Wassim Bassem for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime following the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, there have been hundreds of failed and delayed construction and development projects in the country. A few months after […]

Ergil Complete Gharraf Maintainance

By Simon Kent. Turkish oil and gas services company Ergil have announced the completion of a project with Petronas, to provide pipeline maintenance via “pigging” at the Gharraf oil field in Thi Qar province. Gharraf is operated by Petronas, Japex and North Oil Company, and the services Ergil provided installing “pig launchers” and “pig receivers” […]

Baghdad Devolves Powers to Thi Qar Province

By Simon Kent. 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. Around a fortnight ago, in the southern Iraqi province of Dhi Qar, the Iraqi government ceremonially handed over many of its powers to the local authorities. It’s […]

The Foundations of Thi Qar

By Robert Tollast, Iraq analyst with The Brecon Group. Standing on the Ziggurat, an impressive religious temple from the Sumerian period which was largely restored in the 1980s, you can still see solidified tar seeping out from the several thousand year old brickwork. In fact “qar” in the province’s name refers to tar that was […]

Oil Minister Announces 3 New Companies

By John Lee. Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) has announced the establishment of three new oil companies. The Dhi Qar Oil Company has been set up to put the extraction and production of oil from fields in Dhi Qar under their direct supervision of the people of the province. This […]

Iran to Open Office in Thi Qar

By John Lee. The Governor of Thi Qar [Dhi Qar], Yehya ala-Nasiri, has told Aswat Al Iraq that Iran proposes opening an representative office in the province, to facilitate the work of Iranian companies in the area. The proposal was made following a meeting with the Iranian consul in Basra province, Hameed Reza Mukhtas Abadi. […]