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Japan Funds Development of Basra Refinery

By John Lee. Iraq and Japan have signed a memorandum granting a Japanese loan for the Basra Refinery Development Project (Phase IV). The agreement was signed on Wednesday by Iraq's Minister of Finance, Taif Sami Mohammed, the Chargé d'Affaires of the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad, Masamoto Kenichi, and the Executive Director of JICA Iraq Office, […]

Protechnique wins work on $80m Basra Project

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works (MMPW) has reportedly appointed Protechnique as the main contractor for the $80-million Basra Water Pumping Station, P2R. According to a report from Construction Week Online, it will provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the project’s transmission reservoir and transmission pump station; chlorine building; […]

Foreign Minister Receives the Head of JICA

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Ibrahim Al-jaafari received the head of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Mr Shinichi Kitaoka, at the Ministry Headquarter, in Baghdad. The two sides discussed horizons of mutual relations and means to promote them in order to meet the aspirations of the two friendly countries. The minister said that Iraq […]

Japanese Ambassador Thanks KRG for Support

Outgoing Japanese Ambassador Susumu Hasegawa met on Wednesday with President Barzani to bid him farewell as he prepares to leave Iraq. Ambassador Hasegawa thanked the President and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for their support and assistance. He discussed Japan’s relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, as well as the projects that Japanese institutions […]

Hyundai, Metka Win Iraq Power Deals Worth $357m

Iraqi government spokesman Dr Ali al-Dabbagh has announced that Iraq's cabinet has approved projects to build two power stations in southern Iraq. The 1,500 megawatt Rumaila power station will be built by South Korean Hyundai Engineering at a cost of $308 million, while the 1,250 megawatt plant in Basra will be built by Greek company […]

Japan to Invest $600m in Kurdistan

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has allocated US$600 million [700 billion Iraqi dinars] for service projects in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, according to Aswat al-Iraq. The media director of the Region’s Planning Ministry, Adnan Haji Kaka, told the agency on Wednesday that, "Kurdistan’s Planning Minister, Ali Sindi, has discussed with JICA’s Chairman, Aquari Satochi […]