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New Bridge in Najaf

Najaf Governor Adnan al-Zorfi laid on Thursday the foundation stone of a new bridge in the province, a local official said. “The total cost of the bridge is ID23.9 billion,” Eng. Husham Mohammed Mahmoud, the director of Najaf Municipality, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the project will be finished in 27 months. […]

$22m Loans from Agriculture Ministry

The ministry of agriculture announced on Wednesday that it agreed to give loans with more than 26 billion Iraqis dinars ($22m) for irrigation projects and to finance small farmers. “Agriculture Minister, Akram al-Hakim, agreed to give 1953 loans totalling more than 26 billion dinars,” said a ministry’s statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The […]

More than $250m Allocated to Basra Infrastructure

Basra province is to allocate ID200 billion ($170m) to upgrading the province’s sewerage systems, and a  further ID100 ($85m) billion to its electricity supply. “Basra will get revenues from oil exports and border crossings,” Basra Governor Shaltagh Abod said in a press conference on Wednesday, attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the […]

Foreign Investments Include Agriculture

Foreign investments do not include only industrial and oil projects in Iraq. Iraq’s Agriculture Ministry is offering land to foreign investors in order to improve the agricultural sector in the country. ( Al SumariaTV )

Kuwait Airways Welcomes Meeting

Kuwait Airways welcomed meetings with Iraqi Airways' officials Tuesday, categorically denying any prior knowledge of an ongoing visit by an Iraqi delegation to Kuwait. The Kuwaiti national carrier made the welcome in a press release to KUNA to comment on a recent local news report suggesting that its officials had declined to meet their Iraqi […]

Artesian Wells for Waset

The General Committee of Groundwater Resources in the Water Resources Ministry announced on Tuesday that it has started a project to dig 65 artesian wells in Waset this year. The project costs between 15 and 18 million dinar per well, the committee said. Groundwater committee started the process needed to dig artesian wells in eastern […]

ISX Higher at 96.7

The Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) index went up on Wednesday by 0.2% to close at 96.7 points. Thesession saw shares of 36 out of a total 82 electronically-registered firms exchanging hands. Shares of 13 companies went up, 15 down and eight retaining their previous rates as more than 4.824 billion shares were traded at 12.202 […]