Tag Archives | Thi-Qar

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. […]

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Dhi Qar to Invest $430m in Power Projects

By John Lee. The Dhi Qar governorate intends to invest 500 billion Iraqi dinars ($430 million) in power projects in the next three years, according to a report from Emirates 24/7. Shanan Al Zamli, chairman of the electricity committee in the governing council, told al-Sumaria that the investment will add 2,000 MW to its generating capacity, […]

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Schneider to Build Dhi Qar Power Plant

By John Lee. French company Schneider Electric has won a contract to build a power plant in Iraq. The 64MW plant will be built in the Nasir district in northern Dhi Qar province, near the stadium in the area. Schneider employs more than 140,000 people in over 100 countries. Last year revenues were $32bn. (Source: […]

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Gharraf Oil Starts Field Production

By John Lee. The Gharraf [Garraf] oil field in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] province, 85km north of the City of Nasiriyah, produced its first commercial output of oil on 31st August. Iraq’s Ministry of Oil said the flow rate was 35,000 barrels a day, and peak production of 230,000 bpd was expected in 2017. Japan […]

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US Firm Wins $60m Affordable Housing Project in Thi Qar

By John Lee. The Thi Qar Investment Commission has approved an Investment License for a $60 million (USD) affordable housing project being developed by Iraq Dream Homes, LLC, a U.S. affordable housing development firm. The housing project “An Nasiriyah Dream Homes-Phase I” consists of 400 units of single-family affordable homes in a master-planned, sustainable community […]

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Samawa BDC Goes to University

By John Lee. The Samawa Business Development Center (SBDC) continues to expand the range of services it provides in Muthanna Province to meet the needs of government and businesses alike. Initially benefitting from grants and support provided by the Dhi Qar and Muthana Provincial Reconstruction Team and the USAID-Tijara program, the SBDC has grown from […]

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Iraq to Create Dhi-Qar Oil Company?

By John Lee. The Iraqi province of Dhi Qar (Thi Qar) may get it’s own oil company, according to a report from AIN. The Deputy Prime Minister with responsibility for Energy Affairs, Hussein al-Shahristani (pictured), discussed the issue with the Deputy Chairman of Dhi-Qar Provincial Council, Hadi Mohan, at his office in Baghdad. Shahristani instructed to […]

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US Company Investigates Opportunities in Thi Qar

A US company named as “EBM” is said to be considering investment in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] province, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Luay Kheirallla, the director of Thi Qar Investment Commission, said that the company visited the area to investigate investment opportunities in fields of housing and tourism. (Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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$199 Million to Build 2,000 New Homes

The Iraqi government has awarded contracts worth $199 million to two construction companies  to build 2,000 homes in the southern provinces of Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] and Muthanna, reports Bloomberg. Markez Inc., an Iraqi-American company incorporated in Maryland, but with no contact address on its website, secured a $139 million deal to build 1,000 homes […]

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850 New Houses for Dhi Qar

Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] Investment Commission has granted a new investment licence to build 850-housing units in Shatra, in the north of Nassiriya city. The project, to be implemented by an Iraqi company, will cost $150 million [180 billion Iraqi dinars]. Another housing complex with a costing $16.5 million, and a $15 million shopping mall […]

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Entico Corporation Prepares its Third Iraqi Summit

The Entico Corporation is pleased to announce the Maysan and Thi Qar Reconstruction & Investment Summit on the 12th and 13th of May at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The event will be held under the patronage of H.E. Dr Khudier AlKuzai, Vice President of Iraq. The southern Iraqi provinces of Maysan and Thi […]

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Iraq Apprentices Increase Employers’ Revenue

The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) reports that 93% of entrepreneurs involved in its pilot apprenticeship scheme in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] Governorate reported satisfaction with it, according to survey results assessing the scheme’s overall economic benefit and impact. Other preliminary findings are similarly positive: 69% of trainer employers reported that they increased […]

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