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France Opens New Consulate in Southern Iraq

The French Ambassador in Iraq, Boris Bouillon, announced the opening of a new consulate in the southern city of Nassiriya which is hoped to encourage French investment in Iraq. France has appointed Adel el-Kenzawy, a businessman of French-Iraqi nationality, as its consul in al-Naseriyah, Boillon told the German Press Agency. The new consulate is a […]

Chess or Dominos? The Next Moves in Iraq’s Political Game

By Dr Michael Knights, Vice President and lead Iraq analyst at Olive Group. On 1 October, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki received the endorsement of just over 140 parliamentarians, drawing close to the 163 votes needed to be re-appointed. I’m on record as predicting that this step will most likely bring about a new Maliki-led government, […]

BREAKING NEWS – New Opportunities at Giant Rumaila Oilfield

As our weekly newsletter goes to press, BP has just announced a major new event for contractors interested in its giant Rumaila oilfield. There will be opportunities in the areas of: Engineering and Project Management Services (EPMS); Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC); and Construction. This is hugely significant to the development of Iraq's economy, as […]

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BP Presentation on Rumaila Oilfield

Further to BP's Share Fair event for contractors interested in working at the giant Rumaila oilfield, the consortium partners have prepared a very informative presentation on the project. Please maximise your browser window and click on the following pages to view the company's plans for what will be the world's second largest producing oilfield:

11 New Investment Permits Worth $243m in Baghdad

Baghdad Investment Commission has granted 11 new permits to invest $243 million [290 billion Iraqi dinars] in different sectors of the Iraqi capital. “The investments will embrace the sectors of housing, commerce, tourism, and industries,” the commission said in a press release on Wednesday, according to Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It explained that the commission […]

First Kurdistan–Korean Business Forum Gets Off to Flying Start

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials hosted a delegation of prominent South Korean companies on Wednesday in the first meeting of the Kurdistan-Korean Business Forum. South Korea’s Ambassador Suk Bum Park, Chairman of the Investment Board Minister Herish Muharam, and Head of the KRG Department of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir presided over the forum […]

Sonoro Signs Asphalt License Agreement

Sonoro announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sonoro Energy Iraq, and its partner, Berkeley Petroleum Mesopotamia Asphalts Limited (together, the "Licensee"), have signed an Asphalt License Agreement (the "Agreement") with the Al-Salah ad Din Provincial Government in the Republic of Iraq. The Salah ad Din Province lies just to the North of Baghdad and lies […]

$100m Turkish Poultry Project in Diwaniya

A Turkish company has expressed readiness to rehabilitate a poultry project in Diwaniya at a cost of $100 million [117 billion Iraqi dinars]. This came during a meeting the chairman of the agriculture and water resources committee in Diwaniya, Baqer Ali al-Shaalan, held on Wednesday (Oct. 6) with a delegation of a Turkish company. “Talks […]

Mines Advisory Group’s Iraq Report, August 2010

MAG (pronounced "Mag") – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. Summary of outputs: • MAG teams released 303,874 m2 of land through a combination of electronic, hand mechanical, MDD clearance and area reduction • MAG teams removed and […]