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Chinese Companies to build Fao Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly signed a contract with two Chinese companies to build the Fao [Faw] oil refinery. An Iraqi oil official told Reuters the 300,000-bpd facility will include a petrochemical plant. It is to be built by the Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and Norinco. (Source: Reuters)

Iraqi Farmers "in Dire Need of Support"

Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities -- part of an effort from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aimed at reinforcing food production and helping people recover. But the Organization […]

Oil Exports Pipeline Completed in Basra

By John Lee. Iraq's South Oil Company has announced the completion of new pipeline network connecting its sites in North West Basra and the floating piers in the Fao [Faw] area, south of the province. Director General Dhia al-Mussawi told Aswat al-Iraq that the new pipelines will pump oil from storage in Tuba to the […]

Iraq Nominates ex-Minister as FAO Director-General

Iraq has officially nominated its former Minister for Water Resources, Abdul-Latif Jamal Rashid (pictured), for the post of the Director-General of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Saudi-based al-Sharq al-Awsat (Middle-East) Newspaper reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted Rashid as saying that his nomination for the post had been addressed in an official […]

Iraq "Able to Satisy its Food Needs"

Iraq’s Ambassador to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), Hassan al-Janaby, has stated in Rome on Saturday that the prices of foodstuffs were increasing and all reports are indicating that the world is facing a very embarrasing situation, threatening to unleash a major hunger wave, but he said Iraq was able to satisfy the […]

150,000 Jobs at Iraq's Grand Faw Port

Southern Iraq’s Grand Faw Port project, recently approved by the Council of Ministers, will provide employment opportunities for 150,000, according to the National Coalition on Sunday. “The Grand Faw Terminal, approved by the Council of Ministers in 2004, is considered one of the most important projects that can achieve revenues in billions of dollars for […]

Iraq Focuses on Food Security and Poverty

An adviser tp the outgoing Iraqi government said on Monday that a high commission to support food security in the country has been formed to alleviate the suffering of Iraq’s poor. Arif Mohammed told AKnews that the outgoing Iraqi government formed the commission that includes the Health, Labour, Social Affairs, Finance and Commerce ministries. "The […]