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Expanding Basic Services to Poor Neighbourhoods in Basra

The European Union supports UN-Habitat to expand basic services to poor neighbourhoods in Basra City The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of access to safe potable water, sanitation, waste management, and hygienic conditions to prevent and protect human health during disease outbreaks. Nearly 1.8 billion people world-wide live in inadequate housing, in overcrowded […]

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Japan extends $300m Loan for Basra Refinery

By John Lee. Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motegi Toshimitsu, visited Iraq on Saturday, meeting with Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and President Barham Salih. Minister Motegi announced that Japan intends to extend the "Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project (Phase 3)" Yen loan project (up to the amount of 32.7 billion yen) [$300 […]

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Conference on Investment in Basra

By John Lee. The First International Conference for Investment has been held in Basra, in the presence and participation of the Chairwoman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Suha Dawood Najar [Suha Dawud Elias Al-Najjar], under the slogan (For Basra, where the future is made). In her speech at the opening of the conference, she […]

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Basra Gateway Terminal achieves New Milestone

By John Lee. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) has announced that it has recently handled its three millionth TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping container). The milestone was achieved during the handling of Evergreen's Ever Uranus and coincided with BGT's seventh year of operations. Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), which is […]

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Water Governance in Basra

By Michael Mason, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water Governance in Basra In summer 2018 protests erupted in Basra amidst a water contamination crisis, with over 100,000 admitted to hospital by […]

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Iraq to Invest $3bn in Basra Gas Company

By John Lee. Iraq's Oil Minister, Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail (pictured), has said that Iraq will invest $3 billion in the Basra Gas Company (BGC) over the next five years, as it pushes ahead with plans to increase gas production. The money will fund projects intended to increase BGC's gas production capacity from 1,000 to 1,400 […]

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Iraqi Cabinet Approves Basra-Shalamcheh Rail Link

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has approved the construction of the new railway between Basra and Shalamcheh [Shalamijah, Shalamjah], on the Iranian border. The line forms the Iraqi leg of the rail link between Basra and the Iranian city of Khoramshahr. According to previous information from the Iranian Tasnim news agency, the $150-million project […]

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Axens to support Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project

By John Lee. French-based Axens -- part of the IFP Energies Nouvelles group -- has said it is pleased to continue working with JGC Corporation on the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi laid the foundation stone for the $4bn-project. In a statement, the company said: Part of Iraq's Ministry […]

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Basra-Aqaba Pipeline may be extended into Egypt

By John Lee. Iraqi and Egyptian officials have discussed the possibility of extending the Basra-Aqaba pipeline to Egypt. The matter was discussed at a meeting on Wednesday between Iraq's Oil Minister Ihssan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail the Egyptian Ambassador to Iraq. A press release after the meeting said that extending the pipeline into Egypt would be "an […]

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