Archive | Construction & Engineering In Iraq

Iraq Business News brings you the latest information on developments and opportunities in the construction & engineering industries in Iraq.

Turkey, Iraq plan new Border Crossing, Rail Link

By John Lee. Iraqi Transport Minister, Nasser Hussain Bandar Al-Shibli, has said that Iraq and Turkey will prioritise the opening of a new border crossing and rail link between the two countries. The statement follows a meeting on Thursday with Turkey's Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu. He said both parties have "defined practical […]

New ILO-EU-UNESCO Collaboration in Iraq

Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration The International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the European Union (EU) have launched a new collaboration that will support internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members to access immediate, short-term decent employment in the […]

Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad

By Omar Sirri, 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. Destructive creations: social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad This working paper examines social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad by zooming in on two of the […]

Iraqi Cabinet approves New "Alternative Energy" Power Plants

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has agreed to approve a recommendation from the National Investment Commission (NIC) for the Ministry of Electricity to proceed with an investment project for the construction of seven "alternative energy" power plants. The new power stations are to be built in Karbala, Wasit, Babylon, and Al-Muthanna provinces. (Source: Govt […]

Anbar Reconstruction spawns Debate on Autonomy

By John Lee. Construction projects in Anbar province have created jobs, and provincial capital Ramadi could soon have Iraq's largest shopping mall, according to a report from Al Jazeera. It adds that the push for more investment underpins the province's ambitions for greater autonomy. Click here to read the full article. (Source: al Jazeera)

UK National Charged with Bribery in Iraq Reconstruction

United Kingdom National Charged with Bribery and Kickback Scheme Involving Iraqi Reconstruction Contracts A United Kingdom national is charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery for his role in a scheme involving the award of millions of dollars of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reconstruction contracts in Iraq, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael […]

Belgium Provides Additional $1.8m for UNMAS Iraq

Belgium Provides Additional USD 1.8 Million for UNMAS Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1.5 million (approximately USD 1.8 million) from the Government of Belgium that will play a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Iraq to assist those impacted by explosive […]

Iraqi Elections Postponed

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has voted to postpone early elections from June to 10th October. A statement from Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said the delay was due to "important technical reasons", which he did not specify. Cabinet Spokesperson, the Minister of Culture Hassan Nadhem (pictured), said the Iraqi Government will provide all the […]