Tag Archives | Dohuk

New COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk

Newly-constructed COVID-19 Isolation Ward opens in Dohuk A 20-bed Isolation Ward designed to handle the most severe COVID-19 patients has been officially opened by the Governor of Dohuk in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. Constructed by UNDP and funded by USAID, […]

Duhok Tourist Sites Booming

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Duhok tourist sites welcome more than 12,000 visitors in two weeks Tourist sites in Duhok province have seen upwards of 12,000 tourists in the two weeks since holidaymakers were allowed in from other parts […]

New Food Industry Zone to be built in Duhok

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani recently laid the foundation stone of a food industry zone in Duhok. In a statement, PM Barzani said: "Our promise is to develop other sectors of the economy and end our dependence on a single source of revenue. "Better infrastructure will benefit the whole of Kurdistan. Our […]

Kurdistan Region: Arabs "Blocked From Returning"

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 1,200 Arab families from returning home to 5 villages more than 6 years after the area was retaken from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. KRG authorities have allowed Kurdish residents in neighboring villages, in the […]

Duhok to Establish First Solar Energy Park

Duhok will soon have its first solar energy park in a major step towards becoming a low-carbon governorate, setting an example on sustainable renewable energy to follow in Iraq. On 04 February 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a letter of agreement with the Governorate of Duhok to establish a pilot solar park […]

WFP helps Modernise Iraq's Rationing System

WFP supports Iraq in modernising its Public Distribution System The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Iraq have launched an initiative to digitise the national public distribution system (PDS). The first phase of digitisation will reach nearly 1.3 million people in and around Baghdad and Dohuk. The PDS is Iraq’s biggest […]

Meeting Between UK and Iraqi Chambers of Commerce

On Wednesday 12th December, the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) was pleased to host a first meeting between the British Chambers of Commerce and Chamber of Commerce & Industry representatives from the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Erbil Chamber of Commerce is a founding member of IBBC and the IBBC is now the affiliate Chamber for […]

Rosneft to start work in Duhok

By John Lee. Rosneft has reportedly sent a delegation to Duhok to discuss starting work on three oilfields next month. According to the report from Rudaw, the state-controlled Russian company will work at three locations: Batle, Zawita, and in Sarsang and Chamanke in Amedi. It is expected to extract 180,000 barrels of oil per day. In […]

Human Rights Training for NGOs in Dohuk

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) organized a training course in Dohuk for human rights activists and staff members of NGOs working in the field of human rights in Dohuk Governorate. The training course, entitled “Strengthening Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation Skills,” was part of a series of activities […]

Atrush Production expected this Summer

By John Lee. Oil production at the Atrush block is expected to start "around late June to August", according to a report from Rudaw. The pipeline (pictured) from the oilfield, in Kurdistan's Duhok governorate, is reported to be nearing completion, with initial production expected to be about 30,000 bpd. The website of the Abu Dhabi National […]

Genel Energy Shares Slide on Lower Production Forecast

By John Lee. Genel Energy has issued the following trading and operations update in advance of the Company's full-year 2016 results, which are scheduled for release on 30 March 2017. In the statement (see below), the company said it expects a significant drop in production in 2017. Share were trading down 11 percent on Tuesday. […]