Iraq to Launch Passengers Train to Turkey

The Iraqi Transportation Ministry has decided to launch a passengers’ train every week to Turkey through Syria. “The first trip will be made on Feb. 16, 2010,” the Ministry said in a release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that prices will vary from 25 to 35 Euros.

Baghdad Mayor Urges Iraqi Businessmen to Contribute to Reconstruction

The mayor of Baghdad has called on Iraqi businessmen to participate in the reconstruction process of the capital Baghdad. “This came during the mayor’s meeting with a number of businessmen from the Iraqi National Business Council…,” according to a statement released by the mayoralty and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The mayor has called […]

3 New Drinking Water Units in Basra

Three new drinking water units, funded by the Iraqi government’s Basra rebuilding and development committee, have been launched in Basra on Thursday. “The three units’ total capacity is 400 cubic meters per hour,” Rasheed al-Fahad, the committee’s spokesperson, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the cost of the three units was around ID3 […]

First Power Pylon Arrives in Basra in February

The governor of Basra, Shaltagh Abboud, discussed with the director of a Turkish manufacturer of electricity pylons the necessary procedures for the arrival of power-generating pylons in the province, according to a local official source on Thursday. “The pylons, scheduled to start to arrive in February, would be linked to the national power grid in […]

Big Residential Compound in Diala – Source

Diala Investment Commission gave permission to construct a big residential compound in eastern Baaquba city, the commission’s head said on Wednesday. “The compound will consist of 3,000 apartments,” Mijwil Mehdi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the compound’s total cost will be around $247 million. “Interested citizen need to pay $40–$50 thousand to […]

Industry Ministry Achieves Sales of $29.8m

The Iraqi Industry Ministry achieved sales of around $29.8 million from contracts with the Trade Ministry and other governmental and non-governmental institutions. This came in a release on Tuesday issued by the Industry Ministry and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. But the statement did not specify the time limit spent to accomplish the amount, […]

Chemical Industries Company Achieves Record Production in 2009

The Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Minerals said on Monday that the state-run al-Sawari Company for Chemical Industries has reached its highest production levels in 2009. The company has signed a contract with the Ministry of Water Resources to build three boats, according to a ministry statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It has […]

Halting License Granted to Stone Bakeries

The State Company of Processing Grains affiliated to Ministry of Trade has decided to transfer one of Baghdad's mills to Salah el- Din province, also it decided to halt granting stone bakery's license. A statement issued by Media National Center quoted a source in the Ministry of Trade saying" Acting DG of the State Company […]

U.S. Forces Hands over Basra Airport’s Runway to Iraqi Authorities

U.S. troops handed over the runway of the Basra airport to the Iraqi authorities, the airport’s director said on Monday. “U.S. troops handed over the runway to the Iraqi authorities, which is the last part of transferring the entire airport to the Iraqi civilian authorities,” Abulamir Mattar told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “Receiving the runway […]

Mosul's Dam and Fears of Collapse Returns

Fears rise again regarding the collapse of Mosul's Dam and its passive impacts on the area amid serious attempts to contain the crisis and other governmental efforts to solve it. In a press conference held yesterday, Minister of Planning and Developmental Cooperation Ali Ghalib Baban said" there are projects and offers presented by international firms […]