The radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has reportedly returned to Iran, as our security expert John Drake had predicted – John also reports that the past week has been one of the most violent of recent times in Iraq.
Nevertheless, several major international deals have been finalised in rhe past days, including:
- the agreement to build new pipelines through Syria – tenders to follow shortly;
- the appointment of the Dutch company Van Oord to dredge the waters off the coast; and,
- the awarding of the contract for the Baghdad metro to France's Alstom.
At a more modest level, Iraq Business News is delighted to announce a deal of its own: It is to be the Official Digital Media Sponsor for the Basra Oil & Gas Conference 2011 - undoubtedly the up and coming O&G event in Iraq.
Whether you are in the oil and gas business, or any of the other sectors that are key to Iraq's redevelopment, Upper Quartile and AAIB have the experience to assist your business in the country. For more information please contact Gavin Jones or Adrian Shaw.