The Ninewa Investment Commission has granted 28 investment permits for investments totalling "more than $1 billion" [1.2 trillion Iraqi dinars] in the province.
"The permits were granted to local businessmen to invest in the fields of agriculture, industry, tourism, health and education," a source from the commission told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
He explained that international firms from Spain, China, Poland, Canada, South Africa, France, Britain, Holland, and Turkey are interested in investing in Ninewa, but that they are sensitive to security problems.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)
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