Tag Archives | Babel

Religious Construction 'More Efficient' than Govt Projects

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. Less Corruption, Less Money: In Iraq, Religious Construction Faster, More Efficient Than Government Projects Tourists coming to visit Karbala and Najaf can stop at one of the “visitor cities” built […]

Critical Humanitarian Situation in 3 Southern Provinces

The humanitarian situation of Iraqis recently displaced to the southern governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching critical levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP assists 50,000 displaced families in Basrah, Thi Qar, Qadissiya, Missan, Wassit, Muthanna, Najaf, Kerbala, and Babel. “Despite the dangers and challenges posed […]

11 New Power Projects in Babel

AIN reports that Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has outlined 11 new schemes to expand the electricity network in the Babel province through 2013. The Ministry is reported to have said that it is planning to start five projects that will “extend the sources to feed the minor electricity stations in Babel.” The plans also include […]

Mid-Euphrates Airport Gets Go-Ahead

The Mid-Euphrates provinces of Babel, Karbala and Najaf have reportedly agreed to build a new airport in Babel province. Babel Deputy Governor, Engineer Ali Abdul Siheil, told AIN that the airport will be built by the French Company EDB at a cost of $2 billion. “There were extended meetings held among the representatives of the […]

Iraq Adds 250MW to National Grid

By John Lee. A spokesperson for Iraq's Electricity Ministry, Musaib al-Mudarisi, says the newly constructed power plant in Babel is now fully operational, adding 250 megawatts of power to the national grid. The plant comprises two generating units, each with 125 megawatts, and has already been linked to the national grid. The plant was inaugurated by […]

Mid-Euphrates Airport to be Managed by Babel, Karbala, Najaf

By John Lee. The Provincial Council in Babel [Babil] has voted unanimously for "the participation of each of Karbala, Babil and Najaf provinces in managing the Mid-Euphrates airport, which is hopefully established in the land among the three provinces". The Head of the Investment Committee in the Council, Mahdi Aakul, told AIN: "The participation will […]