Hybrid Seed Corn Amazes Farmers

Iraqi farmers in Al Anbar Province successfully produced, harvested and sold hybrid seed corn to the Iraqi government late last year. This was the first time since the late 1970s to early 1980s that hybrid corn was produced and sold in Al Anbar Province. This was achieved with the guidance and advice of USDA Provincial […]

36 Primary Schools for Missan

Thirty-six primary schools have been constructed in Missan province to replace mud schools, a local media director said on Tuesday. “A group of local companies have built 36 primary schools to replace mud schools in the province, totaling 60,” Mohammed Hamza Lafta told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Four other schools have reached more than 90 […]

Vegetable Prices Soar - Imports Banned

A government ban on imports of vegetables has led to steep hikes in vegetable prices in the country. The government has issued a list of vegetables which cannot be imported in a bid to encourage farmers. Prices of items not included in the list are stable. A kilogram of tomatoes, a staple for Iraqi cuisine, […]

New Bridge for Pedestrians in Nasseriya

Work has started to construct a bridge for pedestrians in Nasseriya city. “The bridge will cost ID317 million,” Eng. Abdilkareem Qaiss Abdilkareem, the Thi-Qar roads and bridges director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Tuesday. He said that the bridge will be finalized in 150 days. Nasseriya, the capital city of Thi-Qar province, lies 380 […]

Fiber Optic Gateway Operational

Computer Data Networks (CDN ) - Iraq office, a regional Systems Integrator and ISP is pleased to announce that the high speed Fiber Optic connection between Iraq and the rest of the world is now fully operational. In November, Iraq's ITPC and CDN announced signing of the contract under which CDN will operate and market […]

Student cash to be released

The Finance Ministry is preparing to release the financial needs within the High Education ministry’s budget, according to a ministerial statement. “Finance Minister, Baqer al-Zubaidi instructed the accounting department in the ministry to release 100% of the financial needs of university students within the Ministry of High Education,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

Turkey Oil Talks Underway

Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said on Tuesday that a new agreement would be signed with Iraq soon about the Kirkuk-Yumurtalik crude oil pipeline. Speaking to reporters in Ankara, Yildiz said that talks were underway with Iraqi government and Iraqi Petroleum Ministry about the pipeline, and a new agreement would be signed […]

South Refinery Staff to Sit-in Tomorrow

Staff of the South Refineries Company in three southern Iraqi provinces were due to launch a sit-in on Wednesday (March 24) demanding the dismissal of  the refinery’s administration and to release their revenues of previous years. “The sit-in will be conducted at the three provinces of Basra, Missan, and Thi-Qar,” a union source told Aswat […]

Iraq Oil Exports Hit 57.9m Barrels in February

Iraq exported 57.9 million barrels of crude oil in February 2010 at an oil price of $73 a barrel, the Iraqi Ministry of Oil said on Tuesday. “Iraq has made $4.229 billion U.S. dollars in revenues,” according to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. A total of 45.2 million barrels have been […]

Electricity Ministry Produces Lighting Columns

The Iraqi Electricity Ministry has been able to produce lighting columns at competitive pricing. “The prices of produced columns are greatly reduced in comparison to those on the local market,” a media source from the Ministry told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the pillars were produced by the Ministry’s own efforts. ( Aswat […]

100,000 Visitors Per Day at Najaf Book Fair

The Najaf 3rd International Book Fair, that ended on Sunday (March 21) evening, witnessed 100,000 visitors per day. “The fair was open for 10 days,” Ali Jihad Hassani, a source from the fair, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday. He said that all books that were exhibited in the fair had been sold. ( […]