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Transportation Sector in Iraq: Roads and Railways Transportation and mobility are pathways to urbanization, as addressing mobility challenges are key to accessing healthcare, education, and services, as well as promoting trade and commerce. The road network and the railway system in Iraq have been in existence since the rule of the Ottoman Empire during the […]
By John Lee. The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has called on licensed banks to facilitate those wishing to obtain loans from the Renewable Energy Initiative. It said that borrowers have a right to choose the lending bank without the need to transfer their salary to that bank. (Source: CBI)
UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]
By John Lee. The Chairman of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce has been quoted as saying that trade between the two countries will hit $10 billion by the end of the current Iranian year, on 20th March 2023. This is up from an estimated $9 billion in the past year. Yahya Al-e Es'hagh reportedly […]
By John Lee. The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Alina L. Romanowski, and members of the Embassy's Economic Section welcomed diplomats from 11 embassies and international organizations to the U.S. Embassy on Tuesday. The meeting intended to focus efforts on increasing trade and investment in Iraq. In a statement after the meeting, the U.S. Mission to […]
By John Lee. GE Gas Power has signed an agreement with Taurus Arm, owner of the 500 megawatts (MW) Bazyan Power Plant, to provide parts, repairs, and services for two 9F.04 gas turbines at the facility for a period of 16 years. The turbines were supplied by GE to Taurus Arm in 2021 under a […]
By John Lee. The Information and Communications Technology Association of Jordan ([email protected]) has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding with Jordan's Iraqi Business Council (IBC), to strengthen cooperation between the two sides and support efforts to find new markets for their member companies. According to the state-run Petra News Agency, the two sides will seek […]
By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, received the new Special Representative of the World Bank in Iraq, Mr. Richard Abdelnour and his accompanying delegation, on Sunday. During the meeting, they discussed aspects of joint cooperation between the two sides in various economic and development issues, especially with regard to the […]
By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced a new tendering process for medicines. According to a statement from the KRG, the new system will stabilise the price of 230 different medications. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani commented: "Through transparent contracts, we will provide our citizens with better quality medicine at a lower […]
The Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has announced the appointment of Mr Monjed Salha to the role of General Manager. In this role he will lead the operations of IBBC and take responsibility for IBBC Membership development and Membership Value. IBBC is under going strategic development, to remain continuously relevant to its members and to […]
Iraq's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Fuad Hussein, has received a copy of the credentials of Ms Jessica Svärdström, Sweden's new ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relations between Baghdad and Stockholm, and ways to enhance them to realise the interests of the two friendly peoples. The Minister wished the ambassador […]