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Korean firm discusses building Industrial City in Habbaniyah

By John Lee. The Industrial Cities Authority, affiliated to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, held a meeting with the South Korean company TRAC Development Group to discuss establishment of an industrial city in Habbaniyah. Both sides sought to enhance communication and exchange of experiences with countries that are capable of managing industrial cities. The […]

Hanwha "Cautious" about resuming Bismayah Project

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Group is reported to be "cautious" about resuming the construction at the giant Bismayah New City housing project, southeast of Baghdad. The Korea Times quotes an official at the company as saying that if the Iraqi government completes payment of the money owed to Hanwha, the company, "may resume […]

Korea Increases Contribution to Stabilization in Iraq

Korea reaffirms its commitment to stabilization in Iraq with a new contribution The Republic of Korea has made a new contribution of US$450,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which supports stabilization, durable solutions, and the safe return of internally displaced Iraqis in the five governorates liberated from […]

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 […]

Iraq Buys New Ships for Port Maintenance

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Oil is increasing its in-house capacity to maintain its export terminals in southern Iraq, with the acquisition of new purpose-built ships. The Executive Director of the Iraqi National Oil Company (INOC), Hamid Younis, said that Safwan (pictured) will arrive in the coming days. It has the capability to assist […]

Korea provides $1m for Resilience-Building in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea, which will support the implementation of resilience-building activities aiming at improving sustainable agricultural production in areas affected by salinity in southern Iraq. This grant will support in restoring the agricultural-based livelihoods of nearly 4,000 […]

France in discussions on Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) Project

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, met on Wednesday the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Eric Chevalier. Dr. Al-Ghazi stressed the Iraqi government's interest in the Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, which he said is of vital and strategic importance. Mr. Chevalier also expressed the French government's […]