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500-MW Power Station Approved in Thi Qar

The Provincial Council of Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] has announced that the ministry of electricity has approved the award of a contract to build a 500-megawatt power station to a local company. Aswat al-Iraq reports that the council expects the work to start this month, after verifying the company's records and abilities. The contract had […]

Eni Interested in Investing in Nassiriyah Oilfield

Italy’s energy giant Eni is still interested in investing in the Nassiriya oilfield, Italy's ambassador to Iraq has said. Ambassador Gerardo Caranti was visiting Iraq to evaluate the progress of several projects and to study future suggestions. "We have several projects in Iraq at a cost of more than $2 billion," he told Aswat al-Iraq […]

Weekly Security Update for 3rd March 2011

Overview Conditions continue to worsen in Iraq, with civil unrest gripping cities from Arbil in the north to Basrah in the south over the past week. As well as demonstrations in Kurdistan there has also been a lesser reported rise in ethnic tensions around the city of Kirkuk. The past week has also seen a […]

Weekly Security Update for 16th February 2011

Overview Levels of violence have been rising in Iraq over the past four weeks. The increase has been gradual, but consistent and last week saw more than 40 attacks reported countrywide for the first time since mid-December. Recent days have seen a particularly concerning rise in militant activity and social tensions in the northern city […]

Weekly Security Update for 23rd December 2010

Overview Levels of violence rose last week in Iraq as Shi'ahs marked al-'Ashura. Pilgrims travelling to the holy city of Karbala were attacked on several occasions, in Baghdad and the central provinces, although Karbala itself saw little in the way of violence. The police arrested numerous suspected militants ahead of the event and many potentially […]

$160m New Projects in Dhi-Qar

The governor of the province of Dhi-Qar held has announced that 17 infrastructure projects worth more than 185 billion dinars [$160m] have been granted to local companies, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Taleb al-Hassan told the news agency that “the province will implement another batch of projects in the regions and municipalities which have not witnessed […]

Gharraf Drilling to Start by December

Iraq's oil ministry announced on Friday that it would begin drilling for oil in the southern Gharraf oil fields by the end of the year. Officials said initial production levels of 50,000 barrels per day from eight oil wells are expected. Malaysia's state-owned oil company Petronas and the Japan Petroleum Exploration Company (Japex) signed a […]

Dhi Qar to Build Civil Airport

The technical assistant of head of Dhi Qar provincial council, Abdul Hussein Hajar, revealed that the Defense Ministry approved the allocation of part of Al Imam Ali air base to build a civil airport, subject to the approval of the Transport Ministry. The airport construction requires further legal and technical investigations in order to be […]

New Investment Opportunities in Dhi Qar

The head of the investment and strategy committee of Dhi Qar provincial council, Ahmad Taha, announced that a new round of investment licenses will be awarded soon to foreign and Arab firms. The licensing round will include waste recycling, environment, electricity and gas stations projects. Al SumariaTV also reported that "oil refineries will be established […]