By John Lee. Saudi Arabia will reportedly re-open its consulate in Basra within two weeks. Al Arabiya says that the consulate closed in 1990 during the second Gulf war. (Source: Al Arabiya) (Picture: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi meeting Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, 19th June 2017)
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By John Lee. Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has included the "Grand Port of Al Faw" in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: Project cost: $6 billion Location: Basra Design capacity: Phase one 2018: […]
On Thursday 12th October a delegation of IBBC Members, led by Baroness Nicholson, Honorary President, met with H. E. Mr Asaad A., the recently appointed Governor of Basrah. The meeting took place in the Governor’s office, included a Lunch and lasted until the early evening. The Governor presented his plans for Basrah and asked the […]
Enabling children to grow, develop skills and remain safe “Every day on my way home from school, my friends and I spend our afternoon playing at the playground,” said Mahdi, 11, from Al Nashwa sub-district of Basra, South of Iraq. In 2015, and under the UNDP-Shell Partnership, four playgrounds were constructed between Basra’s sub-districts of […]
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It was a strange way for the Basra orthopaedic doctor to find out he was dead. “One of my patients came to see me for a routine check-up, something he […]
By John Lee. Russia's Lukoil and Japan's Inpex have successfully completed the testing of the first exploratory well, Eridu 1, at Block 10 in Basra governorate. The well recorded a daily flow rate of more than 1,000 cubic meters of sweet oil from Mishrif horizon, confirming geological expectations of a large hydrocarbon field presence within […]
This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Religious Extremists Bomb Cafes In Basra Because They Employ Women In Basra a series of cafes and venues have been bombed. Such a security breach is rare in this part […]
Iraq’s youngest airline, FlyBaghdad, is in talks to start flying to Dubai and plans to launch European routes in early 2016, according to a report from Gulf News. The airline’s Regional Commercial Manager, Mohammad Abdali, told the news agency that the Iraqi-owned airline started domestic flights to Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Najaf and Basra from its hub […]
It is expected that the project of Basra’s Big Port will cost around $80 billion, and will be executed by an Iraqi-U.S. firm in four years according to Italian designs.
The establishment of the platforms export is being implemented with , Foster Wheeler, a British company for consulting and engineering, he added that the Ministry of Oil has decided "not to divide the project into two phases and agreed to create a full form of its importance."