Tag Archives | Wasit

Farmers Compensated for Oil Works in Wassit

By John Lee. The Iraqi Oil Ministry has announced that it has paid compensation of more than 3 million Iraqi dinars ($2.6 million) to farmers whose lands were damaged their lands because of oil projects in Wassit province. The amounts relate to the years from 2012 to early 2015, and were paid to 618 farmers. […]

France Considers Projects in Wassit

By John Lee. The French Consul General has reportedly said the French companies are interested in investing in Wassit Wasit] on a deferred payment basis. The Governor of Wassit province, Malik Khalaf, told AIN that during a visit to the province the Consul General discussed infrastructure projects including the building of roads and bridges, the […]

Teeling Updates on Petrel Resources

By John Lee. As part of his statement to the AGM of Petrel Resources, Executive Chairman John Teeling made the following comment on the company’s operations in Iraq: “Petrel has a 5% full free carry on the interests held by Oryx in the Wasit province of Iraq. “This is held via a 20% shareholding in […]

Development Work to Begin in Kut

By John Lee. A Malaysian firm has won a 71-billion Iraqi dinar ($61-million) contract to develop the southern area of Kut in Wasit [Wassit] province, according to a report from Al-Shorfa. Wasit governor Mahmoud Talal said: “The contract includes developing and rehabilitating the southern neighbourhoods of town by developing and paving streets and implementing water, […]

Petrel Jumps on Iraq Acquisition

By John Lee. Shares in Irish-based explorer Petrel Resources were up as much as 20 percent in early trading on Wednesday following the announcement that the company has agreed to acquire a 20 percent shareholding in Amira Hydrocarbons Wasit B.V. (“Amira”), which is the holder of a 25 per cent carried interest in certain oil […]

Serbia Eyes Investments in Wassit

By John Lee. The Serbian ambassador to Baghdad, Radisav Petrovich, has expressed his country’s desire to invest in Iraq in general, and in Wassit province in particular. At a press conference in the city of Kut, the Ambassador Petrovich said a cooperation agreement will be signed shortly between the two countries. He added that an […]

Environment Ministry Approves 30 Projects

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Environment has approved thirty projects in services, industrial and agricultural fields in Wasit province. Its official spokesperson and the director of environmental information, Amer Ali Hasson, said the projects included seven services projects and 13 industrial projects, in addition to ten agricultural projects. (Source: AIN) (Picture: Iraqi Environment Minister, […]

Iran Starts Electricity Exports to Iraq

Aswat al-Iraq has reported that a new Iranian electricity supply line has started operations, carrying 100 MW of electricity from Iran. The new line is aimed at meeting the 550 MW of power required by Wasit province. The province currently only receives less than 150 MW from Iraq’s national grid, and consequently suffers from regular […]

Australia to Invest $2.5 billion in Iraqi Agriculture

Australia will make an initial investment of $2.5 billion in Iraq’s agriculture sector, according to a report from AKnews. Lyndall Sachs (pictured), Australia’s Ambassador to Iraq, made the statement during a joint press conference with Wasit Governor, Mahdi al-Zubaidi. The government will start with soil reclamation projects in Wasit, Dhi Qar, and Diwaniya provinces, and […]

$30m Residential Project for Wassit

Wasit Investment Commission has approved the construction of 254 houses, at a cost of $30m, in Mowafaqiya district, 30km southwest of Kut. According to the report from AKnews, the ‘Residential Rescue Ship’ housing project, to be launched next week, will provide basic services, including a health center, fire station and shopping centers. A Turkish-Iraqi company […]

Polish Firm Wins $25m Redevelopment Contract in Kut

Local authorities in Wassit have commissioned a Polish company to implement a project to rehabilitate and develop residential areas in the city of Kut, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “The project, which will cost ID30.578 billion [$25.5 million] as part of the provincial development budget (PDB) for 2012, will include the rejuvenation of residential districts, extension […]