Archive | Construction & Engineering In Iraq

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

Alstom signs Letter of Intent for Baghdad Elevated Train

Alstom and the Iraqi Ministry of Transport sign a Letter of Intent for the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train An Alstom-led Consortium, together with its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a Letter of Intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework for all the appropriate steps to accelerate the […]

Cabinet commits resources to Dhi Qar province

The Iraqi Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting in the city Nasiriyah in Dhi Qar province on Monday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. At the start of the meeting, the Prime Minister said that the people of Dhi Qar had sacrificed much for Iraq, but they have suffered from the consequences of past marginalisation. […]

Iraqi to Build Nuclear Reactors, Combat Electricity Woes

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. New Iraqi committee to build nuclear reactors, combat electricity woes Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered on Sept. 24 the formation of a committee tasked with overseeing the building of […]

JGC signs Contract for Basra Refinery Upgrade

By John Lee. Yesterday (Thursday), the South Refineries Company (SRC) and Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MOO) signed the contract with Japan's JGC Corporation to start construction of a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Complex at Basrah Refinery. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan project. The […]

A Thousand New School Buildings for Iraq?

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi met on Monday with government officials to discuss steps to build a thousand new school buildings throughout Iraq. Mr. Al-Kadhimi said that, "education is the real weapon with which nations arm themselves, in addition to the health system". The Prime Minister was also briefed on ten models […]

EBRD Considering Iraqi Membership

By John Lee. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is reportedly considering a request from Iraq to become a member. A decision is expected to be made within three weeks. The EBRD was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since played a historic […]

Security Council Extends UNITAD Mandate

Security Council Unanimously Extends UNITAD Mandate The Security Council decided unanimously today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD) until 18 September 2021. The extension, reflected in resolution S/RES/2544 (2020), was made at the request of the Government of Iraq. Special Adviser and […]

Iraq launches Plan for Climate Change Resilience

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience The Government of Iraq, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has launched a process to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to build the country's resilience to climate change. The NAP process aims to reduce vulnerability to the negative impacts of climate change, […]

Opportunity to Support Iraq's Street Children

From the Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF). Dear ICF friends, Our annual "In Their Shoes" 5K race weekend in Washington DC draws dignitaries, diplomats, veterans and business-people, families, and the media. This year we are doing things a little differently, and you can join us online for our first INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL EVENT.  Run, walk, bike or swim to help us meet […]

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Rasmi Al Jabri, 1939 - 2020

By Christophe Michels, Managing Director of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). Engineer Rasmi Al Jabri passed away suddenly yesterday on a walk outside his home in Erbil. He will be missed by his family, his tribe and his many friends, colleagues and admirers. Rasmi was born 1939 in the city of Qurnah in Southern Iraq, where […]