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Italian Firm Wins $247m Iraq Housing Deal

Bloomberg reports that Italy’s Consorzio Stabile Italia 2010 won a $247 million contract to build 2,000 homes in Diwaniya. The project is to be completed within three years on the southwestern side of Diwaniya city, Majid al-Mehanna, spokesman for the Diwaniya Investment Commission, told the agency on Wednesday. He added that the province needs 100,000 […]

Diwaniya Provides Free Fuel for Private Generators

The province of Diwaniya is reportedly supplying the owners of private electric generators with free fuel for three months, in order to provide services during summer season. AIN reports that the fuel will be distributed according to the capacity of the generator, and supplies will be adjusted as required. Summer is a particularly difficult time […]

New $249m Housing Deal in Diwaniya

Bloomberg reports that Iraq’s Kayar Group and Jawaharat Alrawabi have signed a $249 million (290 billion Iraqi dinar) contract to build 3,827 housing units in the south of Diwaniya city. Ahmed Hisham, president of the Diwaniya Investment Commission told the agency: “We are also styuding designs for other companies to build 15,000 residential units. Some […]

Second Unit of Diwaniya Refinery Opened

Iraq's Oil Minster, Abdul Kareem Luaibi [Elaibi], has opened the second unit of the Diwaniya refinery, which will produce 10,000 bpd, raising the total production to 20,000 bpd. The year-long project cost 63 billion dinars [$53 million] and was carried out in cooperation with the ministry of industry & minerals. The plant will produce: Naphtha: […]

Proposals to Develop Damlaj Lake

Wasit Provincial Council is currently puting a committee together to discuss plans to transform Damlaj Lake into centre for tourism, according to a report from AKnews. The panel will discuss how to increase the 435 sq km lake's capacity of water storage, and to attract and discuss investment opportunities with foreign and domestic companies. The proposed […]

500 New Housing Units in Diwaniya

Two local governments started construction on more than 500 housing units to the west of the city of Diwaniya. Total investment in the scheme is said to be $84 million, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Ahmed Hashim, acting head of the Investment Commission, told the agency that the sites of the projects were handed over to […]

Govt Approves $692m Cement Factory

Iraq’s cabinet has approved a $692 million [810 billion Iraqi dinar] contract for the construction of a cement factory in southern Iraq, according to Arab News. Government spokesman Ali Al-Dabbagh (pictured) said the factory will be built in Diwaniya province, 150 km south of Baghdad, and will cover an area of about 185 acres. The […]

Diwaniya Council to Close Zain Offices in Protest

According to a report from Iraq's National Media Centre, the provincial government in Diwaniya will close the regional offices of mobile phone operator Zain Telecom on Saturday, in solidarity with the campaign to boycott the company to pressure it to improve its services. The Chairman of the council's Committee on Transport and Communications complained about […]

Memos Signed with 2 Int'l Companies in Diwaniya

Diwaniya council has signed memorandums of understanding with two international companies to implement a number of projects in the province, according to the Aswat al-Iraq news agency. "Chairman of the council, Jubeir al-Juburi, signed memorandums of understanding with a representative of a Korean company to build huge oil-fueled generators," said Muayad al-Ansari, a media advisor […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th March 2011

Levels of violence continue to creep up in Iraq. Tuesday’s deadly attack on a government building in Tikrit serves as a reminder that terrorist groups retain the ability to conduct horrific attacks in the country. Otherwise terrorist activity was concentrated in Baghdad and Mosul. The south saw a slight rise in activity but it remains […]