The Basra Investment Commission has announced that it has granted 19 approvals for investment projects valued at $174m [204 billion Iraqi dinars].
The projects are in the areas of industry, trade, agriculture and tourism.
In a statement issued by the commission, Eng. Haidar Ali Fadhil said that these approvals will create hundreds of jobs, and will improve the economic life of the province.
The industrial sector got three projects, tourism six, agriculture two, and the services sector with three.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)