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UNDP, Toyota to support Sustainable Development in Iraq

UNDP partners with Toyota to support youth employment and sustainable development in Iraq A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between Toyota and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq to support youth employment and advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The three-year MoU focuses on supporting vulnerable communities […]

Elsewedy and TTC complete Substations in Iraq

By John Lee. Elsewedy Electric and Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) have reportedly announced the completion of four electrical substations in Southern Iraq. According to Zawya, the $546-million contract was signed in February 2018, with the participation of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation, under insurance cover […]

Japan extends $300m Loan for Basra Refinery

By John Lee. Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Motegi Toshimitsu, visited Iraq on Saturday, meeting with Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and President Barham Salih. Minister Motegi announced that Japan intends to extend the "Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project (Phase 3)" Yen loan project (up to the amount of 32.7 billion yen) [$300 […]

Police Officers successfully Complete e-Learning Courses

First Iraqi police officers successfully complete UNDP's e-learning courses "This is the most valuable and scientific learning and training course I have ever had in my career as a police officer, in policing in general, and homicide investigating and e-learning in particular, thanks to a dedicated team of UNDP professionals and efficient trainers, for explaining […]

Japan Invests Additional $600k for Life-Saving Services in Iraq

Japan Invests Additional US$ 607,500 for Life-Saving Maternal and Protection Services The Government of Japan approved an additional US$607,500 to support the continuation of reproductive health and gender-based violence-related services provided by UNFPA. In 2020, Japan contributed US$ 1.3 Million to increase the utilisation, access, and continuation of life-saving, survivor-centred, multi-sectoral gender-based violence and sexual […]

Japan, UNESCO to support Educational TV Channel in Iraq

The Government of Japan and UNESCO sign agreement to support the Ministry of Education's TV channel The agreement to commence the project "Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Education through distance learning in Iraq" (about 600,000 USD) was exchanged between Mr. Nakagawa Shu (pictured), Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Iraq, and UNESCO […]

China to Buy of Exxon's stake in West Qurna?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are reportedly considering acquiring Exxon Mobil's remaining stake in Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the stake could fetch more than $500 million. ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold […]

JICA, UNDP Renew Partnership on Iraq Infrastructure Projects

JICA and UNDP Iraq Renew Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP Iraq have signed a renewed partnership agreement to monitor and support the acceleration of the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq. The projects are implemented by the Government of Iraq (GoI) with loan assistance from […]

JGC signs Contract for Basra Refinery Upgrade

By John Lee. Yesterday (Thursday), the South Refineries Company (SRC) and Iraq's Ministry of Oil (MOO) signed the contract with Japan's JGC Corporation to start construction of a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Complex at Basrah Refinery. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan project. The […]

Japanese Firm awarded $3.7bn Iraq Deal

JGC Holdings Corporation announced today that JGC Corporation, which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, has been received the Letter of Award for the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project for an Iraqi oil refining company under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil. Details of the project are as follows.   […]