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Japan Funds Development of Basra Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq and Japan have signed a memorandum granting a Japanese loan for the Basra Refinery Development Project (Phase IV). The agreement was signed on Wednesday by Iraq's Minister of Finance, Taif Sami Mohammed, the Chargé d'Affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, Masamoto Kenichi, and the Executive Director of JICA Iraq Office, […]

Iraqi PM pushes Basra Desalination Project

By John Lee. The Prime Minister, Mr. Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, has chaired a meeting this week discussing the sea water desalination project in Basra Governorate. During the meeting, they discussed "the acceleration of contracting and financing mechanisms." The Prime Minister affirmed the government's intention to involve reliable international companies in the implementation of the project. […]

Improving Date Palm and Tomato Value Chains in Iraq

Through EU funded project, FAO establishing stakeholder's partnerships for Improving Date Palm and Tomato value chains in south Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq (FAO), held a large consultative meeting in Al-Zubair district / Basra Governorate, with the Agriculture Directorate, Farmers Associations, Al-Zubair Tomato Producers Association, tomato and date […]

Ferry Service planned between Pakistan and Iraq

By John Lee. Pakistan and Iraq have reportedly agreed to start a ferry service between Basra and Karachi to facilitate Pakistani pilgrims vis­iting Iraq. According to The Nation, the agreement was reached during a meeting be­tween Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah and Iraqi Ambassa­dor Hamid Abbas Lafta. Minister Sanaullah than­ked the Iraqi government for issuing visas […]

AMAR builds new Women's Hospital in Basra

With the help of generous donors, the AMAR International Charitable Foundation has constructed and partly equipped a brand new charitable Paediatric / Maternity / Womens Hospital in Basra. The hospital will serve over 100,000 living in Shatt Al-Arab, an area near Basra under-served by existing medical services. There are more than 22,000 women in the […]

Iran Ready to Open Joint Scientific Center with Iraq

The University of Tehran expressed readiness to set up a joint scientific center with Iraq under the auspices of the University of Basrah at a border region. During a visit to Iraq, President of the University of Tehran, Mohammad Moqimi, met with President of the University of Basrah, Saad Shaheen Hammadi, and signed a memorandum […]

Iraqi Govt exempts Basra Governorate from Contracting Regulations

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of  Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Among the items agreed was a decision to exempt Basra Governorate from the instructions covering government contracts for the purposes of the 2025 Arabian Gulf Cup Football Championships, which will be hosted in Basra. Concerns […]

New Plastics Plant opened in Basra

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, has re-opened a factory making low density polyethylene in Basra. The plant, run by the General Company for Petrochemical Industries, had been idle for more than 12 years. Capacity is said to be 120 tons per day, with high quality and high purity. […]