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Hanwha "Abandons" $10bn Bismayah Project

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Engineering & Construction has reportedly abandoned construction at the giant Bismayah New City housing project near Baghdad. According to Korea Economic Daily, the decision was made having failed to receive payments for years from the Iraqi government. It says the company expects losses of up to $581 million if […]

NIC appoints Firms to Investigate Bismaya Housing Project

By John Lee. The Chairwoman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Suha Daoud Najjar, has received approval from Iraq's Council of Ministers to hire an international law and an international auditing firm to investigate previous contracts at the Bismaya Residential City. According to a statement from the NIC, the firms will "propose a financial model, […]

Iraqi Government takes on Housing Crisis

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi government takes on housing crisis The Iraqi government is mulling over several housing projects to solve the mounting housing crisis. Click here to read the full story.

Govt Increases Incentives at Bismaya; pays Hanwha $100m

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has directed Al-Rafidain Bank, Al-Rasheed Bank, and the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) to pay $100 million to South Korea's Hanwha Engineering and Construction Company, which is implementing the Bismayah City residential project (pictured). It also agreed to reduce the minimum advance payment for buying housing units at the […]

Hanwha receives $230m Payment for Bismaya

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Engineering and Construction (E&C) has said it haws received an additional payment of $230 million from the Iraqi government for work carried out in the first half of this year on the Bismayah New City project in Baghdad. According to the report from Business Korea, the total contract is […]

Hanwha briefs PM on Progress at Bismaya Housing Complex

By John Lee. Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has received a delegation from Korean company Hanwha, headed by its President and CEO, Choi Kwang-ho. During the meeting, they discussed the progress at the Basmaya housing complex near Baghdad, with the Prime Minister stressing the importance of securing the road link between the residential complex and the center […]

Hanwha receives $560m for Bismaya Project

Korean firm Hanwha Engineering and Construction received about $560 million in construction fees last week from the Iraqi government for its ongoing new city project, the company said on Monday. The company has been building the 1,830-hectare new city Bismayah, 10 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, an $8-billion contract signed in 2012. The two parties agreed […]

Al-Abadi meets Delegation from Hanwha

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-Abadi received in his office on Sunday a delegation from the Korean company Hanwha which is implementing the Bismaya residential project. The delegation gave a presentation on progress reached on the ground for the project, where the first three thousand residential units to best standards have been completed in full, with […]

Hanwha Wins $2bn Iraq Order

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Group has reportedly won a $2.12-billion (2.5-trillion-Iraqi-dinar) order to build the social infrastructure for Bismayah New City. According to Yonhap News Agency, the agreement was signed with Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) on Monday. The Group is currently building 100,000 homes at the project, which are due for completion […]

Hanwha Receives Further Payment for Bismaya

By John Lee. Hanwha E&C has announced that the company received the fourth deposit of US$387.5 million (452 billion Iraqi dinars) for the construction of the Bismayah New City (pictured) outside Baghdad. This sum brings Hanwha receipts from the project to $1.9375 billion, 25 percent of the total construction cost. The $8-billion project is the […]