Tag Archives | KRG

Work Starts at Bitwen Sugar Factory

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Qubad Talabani, has marked the official start of construction for the Bitwen sugar factory, announcing that the government will continue to facilitate investments for similar agricultural and industrial projects. At the laying of the foundational stone ceremony, the Deputy Prime Minister highlighted the project as […]

Iraqi Kurdistan sticks with AstraZeneca Vaccine

By Adam Lucente for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Kurdistan region sticks with AstraZeneca vaccine, reports no issues Kurdish authorities say they will continue administering the vaccine following the European Union's conclusion that blood clots should be listed […]

COVID-19: Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates Travel Ban

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan reinstates travel ban Daily coronavirus cases are approaching historical highs in the autonomous part of northern Iraq as vaccination efforts proceed at a crawl. The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq restricted […]

How "Flimsy Evidence" sent Iraqi Kurdish Journalists to Jail

From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ): 'Spaghetti against the wall': how flimsy evidence sent 2 Iraqi Kurdish journalists to jail for 6 years The case against Iraqi Kurdish journalists Sherwan Amin Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari was built on flimsy and circumstantial evidence, five observers of the journalists' Erbil trial last month told CPJ. Their six-year […]

KRG to Increase Electricity Prices

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG raises electricity rate by 20% The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Electricity is increasing the price of national electricity by 20 percent, the spokesperson told Rudaw on Monday. Click here to read […]

Deloitte Report on Kurdistan Region Oil and Gas

Deloitte report on Oil and Gas review in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region - Q1 to Q3 of 2020 The KRG's Regional Council of Oil and Gas Affairs has published a report containing verified statistics covering the Kurdistan Region's oil exports, consumption and revenues for period 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. The report, available […]

KRG proposes new Minister of Natural Resources

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masrour Barzani, has nominated Dr. Kamal Atroshi to the post of Minister of Natural Resources, a position which includes responsibility for the oil and gas portfolio. A statement from KRG spokesperson Dr. Jotiar Adil said, "It is our hope that the Kurdistan Parliament […]

Erbil Restaurant Owners Protest Ban on Celebrations

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Erbil hotel and restaurant owners protest ban on New Year celebrations Hotel and restaurant owners in Erbil protested on Sunday against the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Interior's decision to ban New Year […]

RSF Condemns Arrests of Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan

Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a wave of press freedom violations in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, where at least 10 journalists have been arrested while covering peaceful protests during the past week, one has been placed in pre-trial detention and a regional TV channel, […]

KRG to Resume Override Payments to Genel

By John Lee. Genel Energy has received notice from the Kurdistan Regional Government ('KRG') that override payments, whereby Genel receives 4.5% of monthly Tawke gross field revenues, will resume with the January 2021 invoice, to be paid in February 2021. Assuming the prevailing oil price, this translates into over $5 million of additional cash proceeds […]

German Firm wins Contract to Digitise KRG Public Services

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has presided over the contract signing ceremony between the Ministry of Interior and Germany's Mühlbauer Group to digitalize key public services. During the ceremony, the Prime Minister said that the KRG has no choice but to move forward with technological advancements, recalling the cabinet's agenda on digitalization and commitment to […]