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Iraq Business News brings you the latest news on developments and opportunities in Iraq’s public works.

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the local environment […]

Green Initiative to start in Mosul

Mosul Eye Association will commence its seminal Green Mosul Initiative November 24 in a special opening ceremony at the Northern Technical University. Together with students, civil activists, university heads, government officials and guests from the international community, the association will begin planting more than 5,000 trees across 12 locations of public use in Mosul City […]

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities

Realities of Climate-Induced Migration in Iraq's Southern Cities: New IOM Report Environmental degradation over the last 10 years has severely damaged Iraq's agricultural sector. Worsening water scarcity and quality has left the sector unable to support sufficient and sustainable livelihoods, particularly in rural areas, where it has long been the main workforce employer. This has […]

Plans to Improve Billing of Utilities in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's National Data Center Department, in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, has held a meeting to discuss a system for controlling data on water and electricity lists and linking them to the actual property occupant. Importantly, the meeting included discussion of electronic payment and collection mechanisms. The meeting was […]

Additional US Funding for Cultural Renovations in Erbil

By John Lee. The Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Jennifer Gavito, and Consul General Robert Palladino joined Erbil's Governor, Umed Khoshnaw, to announce additional U.S. funding for further renovations of the Hamam, and to create a children's center at the Erbil Citadel. U.S. funding to the Erbil Citadel now totals $1.5 […]

$890m for Reconstruction in Dhi Qar

By John Lee. Iraq has approved a reconstruction programme in Dhi Qar governorate valued 1.3 trillion Iraqi dinars ($890 million). Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi said that electricity supply would be given priority, adding that 20 cities in the province will also be expanded. Included in the more than 100 projects is the Al-Islah-Jbayish water project, […]

Improved Basic Services in Western Anbar

Western Anbar communities see improved basic services with the completion of USAID-funded projects The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce the reopening of five facilities in western Anbar to provide essential services to more than 210,000 residents. UNDP rehabilitated these facilities with funding from […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]

Expanding Basic Services to Poor Neighbourhoods in Basra

The European Union supports UN-Habitat to expand basic services to poor neighbourhoods in Basra City The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of access to safe potable water, sanitation, waste management, and hygienic conditions to prevent and protect human health during disease outbreaks. Nearly 1.8 billion people world-wide live in inadequate housing, in overcrowded […]

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]