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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 […]

US Consul General supporting American Brands in Kurdistan

By John Lee. US Consul General Robert Waller has met with Ahmed Qadir [Ahmad Kadir Ismail Al Majidi], Chairman of HewaHolding, which owns the Fatburger and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf franchises in Erbil. While visiting Erbil's Majidi Mall, they discussed the company's future plans to expand and bring other American brands to the […]

New COVID-19 Isolation Unit at Soran Hospital

Ministry of Health Kurdistan, UNFPA open COVID-19 isolation unit at Soran maternity hospital The Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government through the Directorate of Health in Erbil, with support from UNFPA opened a COVID-19 isolation unit at the Soran Maternity hospital in Erbil on 3 February 2021. The isolation unit has the capacity […]

Erbil Restaurant Owners Protest Ban on Celebrations

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Erbil hotel and restaurant owners protest ban on New Year celebrations Hotel and restaurant owners in Erbil protested on Sunday against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Interior's decision to ban New Year […]

Netherlands to send New Troops to Iraq

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Netherlands to send new troops to Iraq as coalition shifts to advisory role The Netherlands is preparing to bolster its mission in Iraq by sending up to 150 additional troops to Iraqi […]