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Additional US Funding for Cultural Renovations in Erbil

By John Lee. The Deputy Assistant Secretary at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Jennifer Gavito, and Consul General Robert Palladino joined Erbil's Governor, Umed Khoshnaw, to announce additional U.S. funding for further renovations of the Hamam, and to create a children's center at the Erbil Citadel. U.S. funding to the Erbil Citadel now totals $1.5 […]

Water Accounting and Productivity Assessment Training

Water Accounting and Water Productivity Assessment Training workshop FAO-Iraq conducted a two-day training workshop in Erbil on Water Accounting and Water Productivity assessment within the implementation of an FAO project aiming at agricultural Water Resource Management Improvement, Water accounting with a baseline water productivity assessment" to demonstrate the value of water accounting (WA) and water […]

$250m Wheat Marketing Center Opened in Erbil

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has opened a new wheat marketing center in Erbil, a year after announcing the project. In a statement on Twitter, Masrour Barzani said: "In less than a year, we are back to inaugurate the $250-million wheat marketing project in Erbil. A great new […]

Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground

By Dennis Ross, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A Pro-Israel Summit in Erbil Breaks New Ground At great personal risk, Iraqi civil society leaders gathered to demand entry into the Abraham Accords, and […]

Sustainable Energy Solutions: New Projects Launched

Supporting Iraq's Local Economic Development through Sustainable Energy Solutions - New Projects Launched Three innovative projects aimed at promoting sustainable energy solutions were launched today in partnership with the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the governorates of Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Duhok. The projects, which were designed by the […]

Launch of "TipTop Jet" Restaurant Delivery Service

By John Lee. TipTop, the online food delivery service in Iraq, has announced its new service -- TipTop Jet -- a direct delivery ordering system for restaurants. The company says the use of this technology will help restaurants manage their orders, track them from the kitchen to the customer's front door, eliminate the cost of […]

US Consul General visits Universities in Erbil

By John Lee. The US Consul General in Erbil, Robert Palladino, has recently visited higher educational facilities in the city. At Erbil Polytechnic University he met with President Dr. Kawa Sherwani and senior administrators. They discussed U.S. exchange programs, the university's progress, and areas of possible cooperation. CG Palladino also participated in a roundtable discussion […]

Work Starts on £340m Erbil Steel Factory

By John Lee. Construction has reportedly begun on a $340-million steel factory in Erbil. According to Kurdistan24, the plant will produce 750,000 tons of steel annually, some of which will be produced from scrap. It is expected to open in February 2022. More here. (Source: Kurdistan24)

Private Sector, Govt Invest in Tourism in Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG begins buying wheat from farmers for the first time The government and private sector are investing millions to develop tourism infrastructure in the beautiful mountains and canyons of Erbil's Soran district. A private […]

US Consulate announces Intellectual Property Video Contest

By John Lee. The U.S. Consulate General in Erbil has announced an intellectual property video contest. Participants are asked to submit an original video that demonstrates Intellectual Property ideas such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other topics relevant to the theme of intellectual property. Examples may include videos that discuss or demonstrate the importance of […]

New Steel Factory in Opens in Erbil

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday inaugurated the largest and most advanced steel factory in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region which will create 1,000 job opportunities, a flagship project of the Kurdistan Regional Government's ambitious economic reform agenda. At the inaugural ceremony, the Prime Minister affirmed the industrial project is one of many strategic […]

Armenia opens Consulate General in Erbil

By John Lee. Armenia has opened a Consulate General in Erbil. Arshak Manukyan, the Consul General of Armenia in Erbil, delivered opening remarks at the event, welcoming guests and presenting the goals and upcoming programs of the diplomatic mission. The Consul General noted that due to active contacts with the counterparts from Iraqi Kurdistan during […]