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Iraq signs MoU with American Concrete Institute

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Construction has announced that its Building Research Department signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Concrete Institute (ACI). The MoU aims to, "increase cooperation and coordination in the field of improving concrete facilities, through the preparation of research and publications, holding meetings and conferences, membership of committees, activities […]

$878m Arbitration Case against Iraqi Govt Dismissed

By John Lee. The World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has reportedly dismissed a German investor's claim arising out of the Iraqi Government's alleged takeover of a cement factory in Kirkuk. In the case (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/21), AHG Industry GmbH & Co. KG was said to be claiming $878 million […]

Cement Producers Association of Iraq Joins WCA

The World Cement Association has announced today that it is welcoming the Cement Producers Association of Iraq (CPAI) as an Affiliate Member of its international network. Ian Riley, CEO at WCA, said: "In these challenging and uncertain times, it's more important than ever that organisations and individuals from across the global cement community can come […]

Iraq Considers Reopening Cement Plants

The Higher Committee for Health and National Safety held a meeting in Baghdad on Monday via video conferencing under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Committee reviewed and evaluated current measures to combat Covid-19 and received briefings from the Ministry of Health, specialists and officials from relevant ministries. The Prime Minister commended the […]

Samawah Cement Plant: Production Expected FY2020-21

By John Lee. Pakistan's Lucky Cement has reported that the greenfield expansion to its cement plant in Samawah is expected to reach commercial production in the second quarter of financial year 2020-21. In a statement, the company said: "Fabrication and erection work is in full swing and Project timelines are being met. "Necessary manpower and […]

ASEC to run Qarachog Cement Plant

By John Lee. The Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) has reportedly signed a three-year agreement with Iraq's KAR Group for the operation and maintenance of the Qarachough [Qarachog] Cement Plant near Erbil. According to World Cement, the plant has a capacity of 1.9 million tonnes per year. (Source: World Cement)

Two More New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the following investment opportunities: Babel Cement Plant – Iraqi Cement State Company Sulfuric Acid plant – Al-Furat State Company for Chemical Industries and Pesticides (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)