Archive | 28th May 2012

Four 'Forgotten' Power Generators Found in Iraqi Port

Jawad al-Bazouni, an MP for the National Alliance, has told Aswat al-Iraq that four power generators were found forgotten in storage at the Khor al Zubair port. After receiving information about them, Bazouni found them during a tour of the port. Following inspection, it was found that three of the generators entered Iraq in 2005 but […]

Kurdistan Bans Importation of Certain Fruits and Veg

Kurdistan's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has announced a ban on importation of certain fruits and vegetables from next month, according to AKnews. The Marketing Director at the ministry, Nouri Ismael, said that this comes as a result of the region achieving self-sufficiency in these agricultural products. Peppers will be banned permanently, while cucumbers, […]

Seminar sets out how Kurdish Students are Supported in UK

Students on the Kurdistan Regional Government’s scholarship programme in the UK last week made presentations about their academic research and heard about the support that the KRG UK Representation provides to students at a seminar hosted by the Kurdistan Medical and Scientific Federation. The KMSF hosted the event at Aston University in Birmingham in what […]

Dunia Weekly Iraq Market Tracker

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Iraq Signs 100,000-Home Contract With Hanwha

According to a report from Bloomberg, Iraq has signed the contract with South Korea’s Hanwha Engineering & Construction to build 100,000 residential units in Baghdad. Salah Abdul Razzaq, Baghdad’s governor, said more than 30,000 people are registered for the units so far, adding that the project will secure 100,000 jobs. Previous reports put the value […]

Iraq begins Paying Warka Bank Depositors

The Central Bank of Iraq (ICB) said on Monday that it has begun to pay the small depositors in Warka Ahli Bank for Investment, reports AKnews. Following a financial crisis, the bank was placed under ‘guardianship’ in March. The Deputy governor of the bank, Muzher Mohammed Saleh said: "There is payment for small depositors in […]

Dutch Delegation Visits Basra and Kurdistan

A high-profile Dutch business delegation, led by Dutch charge d' affaires Lars Tomers, visited the headquarters of Basra Investment Commission on Friday to discuss the investment plan in Basra and the possibilities for Dutch companies. They agreed to hold another meeting in June, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Meanwhile, AKnews reports that a 25-member business and […]

US Dep Sec of State Meets Iraqi Acting Min of Defense

On Wednesday, May 23, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns met with Iraqi Acting Minister of Defense Saadoun al-Dulaymi (pictured), at the Department of State to discuss issues of mutual interest and our shared commitment towards a long-term partnership under the Strategic Framework Agreement. Minister Dulaymi is in Washington leading the Iraqi delegation for inaugural […]

Hawrami: Exxon Mobil still Operating in Kurdistan

Kurdistan's minister for natural resources, Ashti Hawrami (pictured), has said that Exxon Mobil is still operating in oil fields in the Kurdistan Region. According to the report from AKnews, his statement came in response to a remark by the Iraqi Oil Minister, Abdul-Kareem al-Luaibi [Elaibi], who told Arabic Sabah newspaper that the US company has suspended […]

Taji Power Plant Goes Online

Iraq’s future is a 168 megawatt brighter today as the Ministry of Electricity and the Emirati firm Uruk Engineering & Contracting announced that the Taji Power Plant Project is now online and operational. The Ministry of Electricity had launched a “fast track” program for its power generation projects following the announcement; and the Taji development […]