Tag Archives | e-government

Iraq Launches Electronic Passport Portal

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Sudani has inaugurated the electronic passport portal and observed the detailed steps and procedures for issuing the electronic passport. He also witnessed the issuing of the first electronic passport in Iraq. The Prime Minister commended the efforts of the workers in the Directorate of Civil Status, Passports […]

KRG announces first e-Visa Portal

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has announced the launch of the KRG's first e-Visa portal, in line with the promise to turn KRG into a digital government powerhouse by the end of 2025. The new paperless portal (visit.gov.krd) allows visitors and investors to apply for visas online, helping to boost tourism and foreign investment […]

KRG to Digitise Company Registration

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has announced that the registration of the companies will be digitised, in order to reduce the cost of registration and to save time. According to a press release from the KRG, this facility is expected to increase number of companies registered in the Kurdistan Region. Blnd Mohammed, Director General of […]

KRG's New e-Procurement Portal Launched

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has welcomed the launch of the KRG's first e-procurement portal, introducing transparency and accountability to public tenders in ways that bring more efficiencies to public finances; support the emergence of small and medium businesses, and allow us to incubate new industries to accelerate our reform agenda. In a statement, the […]

New KRG Law of Electronic Signatures and Transactions

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani's statement on the passage of the Law of Electronic Signatures and Transactions: I strongly welcome the Kurdistan Parliament's passage of the amended 'Electronic Signatures and Transactions' federal bill today. The passage of this important piece of legislation - a collaborative effort across the whole of government with support of global best […]

Four Ideas to Improve the Business Climate in Iraq

Two business people with considerable experience in Iraq have shared their thoughts on how the Iraqi government could help to improve the climate for business in the country. Responding to a question from Iraq Business News (IBN) at the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC)'s Tech Forum in Dubai earlier today, Laura Khudairi, of Iraq Venture […]

KRG hopes Digitalization will bring Investment

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan government in Iraq hopes digitalization will bring investment The Kurdistan Regional Government has made progress digitizing government services, but investors say more is needed to attract serious capital […]

Customs and Tax Automation Project completes Implementation Stages

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Finance, Taif Sami Mohammed, has held a meeting on the follow-up to the implementation of the automation project for customs and tax. The Minister said: "The completion of the automation project will contribute to the development of customs departments and improve their performance, by adopting a single window, modernizing […]

Transforming Kurdistan's Water Sector through Digitalization

Transforming Kurdistan Region's water sector through digitalization The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources is working towards adopting a smarter approach to water management by working towards digitalizing the water sector, another goal on Prime Minister Masrour Barzani's agenda for the reform and digitalization of government services. Paving the road to developing water […]

KRG launches Digital Transformation Strategy

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has announced the first digital transformation strategy. Prime Minister Barzani highlighted the significance of the strategy, which aims to put the Kurdistan Regional Government among the top electronic governments in the field of digitalization by the end of 2025. More here. Download digital strategy document here. The following is the […]

Digitization of Pension Management System in Kurdistan

UNDP, USAID and KRG support digitization of the Public Pension Management Information System in Kurdistan The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new Public Pension Management Information System (PPMIS) in Kurdistan. The system […]