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US awards $500,000 to Preserve Badinan Gate in Amedi

By John Lee. During his visit to Amedi, US Consul General Rob Waller announced that the U.S. Department of State has awarded a $500,000 grant to preserve and protect Badinan Gate. A statement from the US Embassy said the US government is determined to help the IKR preserve and restore its remarkable cultural heritage, and […]

$600m needed for 2021 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan

On Wednesday, the Iraqi Minister of Planning H.E. Dr. Khalid Batal Najim Abdullah, and the Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, released the 2021 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to assist 1.5 million vulnerable people in Iraq. H.E. Dr. Abdullah said: "The HRP will complement the Government of Iraq's own initiatives to help the people of Iraq […]

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 […]

ALIPH to help Rescue the Arch of Ctesiphon

ALIPH and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture join forces to rescue the Arch of Ctesiphon, the world's largest brick vault constructed until modern times The International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities have announced urgent stabilization measures to protect the endangered Arch […]

Iraq "makes major progress" in Closing IDP Camps

By Gilgamesh Nabeel for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq makes major progress in closing camps for the displaced After six years of displacement, Iraq has closed around 62% of its remaining camps for internally displaced persons over […]

Contract for Garbage Containers in Diyala

By John Lee. Al-Mruoj Al-Badhaa Company has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the supply and delivery of steel garbage containers for Al-Mansouriya sub-district in Diyala Governorate. The contract is valued at $151,000. (Source: UNGM)

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. […]

Fixing Iraq's Power Sector

By Luay al-Khatteeb for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's long-running electricity dilemma is now a daily source of public misery. The struggle of the power generation and distribution system to keep up with relentless demand […]

GE Wins $1.2bn Iraq Electricity Contracts

From GE: With growing demand for electricity, especially to meet the requirements during peak summer, the Government of Iraq is accelerating its focus on strengthening the nation's power infrastructure through two new agreements signed with GE. A long-term partner committed to meeting the future electricity needs of the nation, GE signed the agreements, valued at […]