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Meet the Influencers at IBBC Spring Conference

Advertising Feature IBBC Spring Conference 2017 Iraq: Rising Confidence Monday 3 April at Mansion House, London Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, IBBC President, the Executive Committee and Council Members, are pleased to invite you to the IBBC Spring Conference to be held on Monday 3 April 2017 at the prestigious Mansion House in London. The conference is […]

Technip wins Basra Refinery Contract

By John Lee. France’s Technip, in partnership with UNICO, a Japanese engineering consultant, has been awarded a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract on a reimbursable basis, for the upgrading of the Basra refinery. This contract, awarded by Ministry of Oil’s South Refineries Company (SRC), covers the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and warranty management phase […]

Basra Lab achieves ISO/IEC Accreditation

RSK’s combined geotechnical-chemical laboratory just outside Basra has achieved accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the international standard for competence of testing laboratories. The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation, which was awarded by the Gulf Cooperation Council Accreditation Centre, an accredited body of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) in March 2015, specifies the general requirements required for a […]

Iraq, UK Firms Start Dhi Qar Housing Project

By John Lee. The foundation stone has been laid for a $92-million (108-billion-Iraqi-dinar) project to build 716 apartments in Dhi Qar, following the resolution of land disputes in the area. The Kashmara-1 project is being undertaken by the Al Mansour Company for Constructional Contracts, an affiliate of Iraq’s construction and housing ministry, and the UK’s […]

Erbil Business Conference Highlights Open markets

The first day of the Erbil Business Conference highlighted the interest of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to attract investment and to operate within the principles of open markets whilst battling the perception that it is a dangerous place to operate. The Conference started with a speech by the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan, Nerchivan […]

UK Hails Courage of Peshmerga

In the context of his visit to Britain, Minister Falah Mustafa, the Head of KRG Foreign Relations met with Tobias Ellwood, Middle East Minister at the Foreign Office, and during their meeting both sides discussed the current situation in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq and the threats of the terrorist organization of Daesh. The Head […]

British Charity Opens Clinic for Refugees

British Charity Opens Medical Clinic for Iraqi Refugees in Najaf The British-Iraqi charity, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation, has opened a clinic in the Iraqi city of Najaf to give medical assistance to the 70,000 refugees who fled to the region from the Islamic State (ISIL/Daesh). The majority of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are […]

Baroness Nicholson leads Meetings with Iraqi Ministers

Baroness Nicholson and a delegation of Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) members had a meeting in Baghdad with Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Rowsch Shaways, followed by an exchange of views with Iraq’s Minister of Oil, HE Adel Abdul-Mehdi. The meetings were extremely informative and Minister Abdul-Mehdi made a point in welcoming and encouraging further […]

KRG PM meets Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, yesterday received the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, accompanied by Nadhim Zahawi, member of the British Parliament and a number of British businessmen. Mr. Johnson expressed his pleasure for visiting the Kurdistan Region and witness personally the developments that have been achieved, and observe the progress made by the […]

UK Forges Closer Ties with Iraqi Kurdistan

Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, UK Trade Envoy for Iraq and Iraq Britain Business Council’s (IBBC) Chairman, highlighted on Tuesday the fact that “despite the heavy competition from major industrial countries such as Turkey, China and South Korea there are plenty of contracts and good partnerships being forged by British companies in the Iraq’s Kurdistan […]