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Indicted Firm Wins Extension of Iraq Contract

The Defense Department is being forced to extend multimillion-dollar contracts for services in Iraq, including one with a firm under criminal indictment, because losing bidders have legally challenged the companies selected as replacements, according to a report from the Washington Post. The Kuwaiti firm Agility, charged in November 2009 with overbilling food contracts worth $8.5 […]

Iraq Microfinance Celebrates Innovative Loan Products

USAID-Tijara’s Inclusive Financial Services Stakeholders’ Conference began with a pledge to provide greater financial services to people living below Iraq’s poverty line of $2.20 a day and ended with a celebration of innovative loan products that have created or sustained 203,500 jobs since 2003. Participants at the Nov. 28-30 symposium in Erbil debated new Iraqi […]

Iraq Tenders for Supply of Foodstuffs

The Iraqi State Foodstuffs Company has just issued new tenders for the supply of  various food products. Please click on the items below for details: Vegetable Ghee Sunflower Oil Baby Milk Powder In parallel, the Grain Board has issued tenders for the supply of 100,000 tonnes of wheat and 30,000 tonnes of rice: Wheat Rice

Engineer to Pay $22m for Iraq Bribery

Scottish engineer Weir Group (LSE: WEIR) has agreed to plead guilty to two charges of breaching UN sanctions in connection with a number of UN sanctioned Oil for Food programme contracts awarded between 2000 and 2002. Following the guilty plea, the Company will be subject to a confiscation order in respect of its benefit from […]

Heritage Oil - Preditor or Prey?

Rumours continue to fly regarding the fate of Heritage Oil (LSE: HOIL), the oil explorer with operations in Iraqi Kurdistan (pictured), which is said to be the target of takeover bid. The British Daily Mail newspaper reported last week that Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company, Petronas, was interested in the company, but Petronas denied […]

Turks Win $11.3 Billion Sadr City Project

We reported last week on the multi-billion dollar tender process to re-build Sadr City in Baghdad; we can now report that the contract has been won by a consortium of Turkish companies. The project involves the construction of a modern city of 75,000 housing units to accommodate up to 600,000 people, and the group offered […]

Basra Sport City to Host Gulf Cup of Nations

Basra Council has formed a committee to monitor progress of the building work on Basra's new Sports City, which is hoped to host the 21st Gulf Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2013. The media director of the council, Hashem Liyabi, told AKnews, that the decision came after getting the official approval to hold the […]

Iraq Requests Bids to Build 4 Large Power Plants

The Iraqi government has asked for bids to build four large power plants in southern Iraqi governorates that could boost its power generating capacity by 2,750 megawatts, a spokesman for the electricity ministry, Mussab al-Mudaris, said on Monday. "The ministry will announce provisions of new tenders to build four gas power stations during a roadshow […]

WorleyParsons Wins Rumaila Oilfield Contract

Australian engineering contractor WorleyParsons (WOR.AU) has won a contract to carry out engineering and design work at BP's giant Rumaila oilfield in southern Iraq. Sources familiar with the deal said the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract was awarded to WorleyParsons by the consortium which includes Iraq's state-run South Oil Company, BP and China National […]