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Germany gives another $22m to Boost Employment in Iraq

Germany Increases Support to Boost Employment Opportunities in Iraq with New EUR 18m Contribution Germany and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have today signed a EUR 18.29 million agreement (US$ 21.78 million) to boost employment and economic opportunities for vulnerable communities in Iraq. The generous contribution is the second provided to the Building Resilience […]

Young Iraqis Receive Grants to Kickstart their Businesses

Twenty innovative business ideas driven by young people from Kirkuk and Mosul have received a grant of US$ 5,000 each. This will help kick-start their business ideas and boost the local start-up system. The startups include unique solutions to smart home systems, women's health and wellbeing, taxi services for women and environmentally friendly architecture. It is a part of the 'Youth Innovation and Creativity Award' project implemented by the Kurdistan Organization for Human Rights Watch (KOHRW) and the United […]

Iraqi, Kurdish PMs discuss Election Tensions in Kirkuk

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. Iraqi and Kurdish prime ministers discuss election tensions in Kirkuk Tens of Kurdish residents of disputed Kirkuk were arrested and later released after celebrating the victory of Kurdish parties in the […]

FAO supports Corn Silage Production in Kirkuk

Within the framework of the EU funded project Support to livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Ninewa Governorate, Iraq, a high-level meeting on processing and marketing of corn silage to support the production of fodder crops in Iraq was held in Kirkuk Agriculture Directorate. The meeting was attended by Mrs. Ahlam Fakhreddin, […]

CITIC Construction Signs Contract for Kirkuk Oil Refinery

By John Lee. On September 3, 2021, China's CITIC Construction successfully signed the EPC general contract for the Kirkuk oil refinery in Iraq. Chen Xiaojia, Chairman of CITIC Construction, and Jalal Haji Ahmed, Chairman of Iraq's Rania International [Ranya], signed the contract in Beijing and Dubai respectively via video link. The Kirkuk refinery can process […]

Seven Power Plants For Oil Refineries In Iraq

By John Lee. The Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) and Kunz have been selected to contract and design seven power plants (14 gensets) for several oil refineries in Iraq. The generated power contributes to the start and back-up process of these refineries and is independently generated by two gensets on each site. The complete gensets were […]

Supporting Small Businesses in Baghdad, Ninewa and Kirkuk

IOM, KOICA Partner to Support Local Economic Recovery in Baghdad, Ninewa and Kirkuk Decades of conflict in Iraq coupled with the COVID-19 outbreak have severely affected human capital, intensified poverty, and undermined individuals' ability to find decent and sustainable jobs. The consequences of conflicts are especially severe for vulnerable returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and […]

Terrorist Attack on Bai Hassan Oil Field

By John Lee. A terrorist attack on the Bai Hassan oilfield in Kirkuk early on Wednesday has caused casualties and damage. A statement from the Ministry of Oil said that wells 177 and 183 were bombed, and "a number of security forces and energy police were killed and wounded". The safety and firefighting teams from […]

$49m Corruption Allegation in Kirkuk

By John Lee. Iraq's Commission on Integrity has issued a warrants for the arrest of the governor of Kirkuk, the director of school buildings in the governorate, along with 23 employees. The are accused of misappropriating nearly 58 billion Iraqi dinars ($49 million) in relation to a school-building programme. The project was assigned to a […]

Iraqi Protesters set sights on Local Governors

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi protesters set sights on local governors Protesters in central and southern Iraq are demanding the sacking of governors and local government administrators. The protests have spread to Kirkuk, where demonstrators called for removing […]

Debris-Recycling to bolster return of Displaced in Iraq

Debris-recycling initiative seeks to bolster return of displaced in Iraq, amidst growing risks of COVID-19 outbreak With support from the Government of Japan, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is joining forces with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to launch an innovative debris-recycling project that will help displaced persons in Kirkuk Governorate, northern Iraq, return […]