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Serbia Eyes Investments in Wassit

By John Lee. The Serbian ambassador to Baghdad, Radisav Petrovich, has expressed his country's desire to invest in Iraq in general, and in Wassit province in particular. At a press conference in the city of Kut, the Ambassador Petrovich said a cooperation agreement will be signed shortly between the two countries. He added that an […]

Polish Firm Wins $25m Redevelopment Contract in Kut

Local authorities in Wassit have commissioned a Polish company to implement a project to rehabilitate and develop residential areas in the city of Kut, according to Aswat al-Iraq. “The project, which will cost ID30.578 billion [$25.5 million] as part of the provincial development budget (PDB) for 2012, will include the rejuvenation of residential districts, extension […]

Turkish Firm Wins $88m Grand Kut Water Project

A Turkish firm has won the contract for the $88 million (105 billion Iraqi dinar) Grand Kut water project, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. Sobeih Lafta, the assistant governor for technical affairs in Wassit, told the news agency that the project is intended to end water scarcity in the city. The project, with […]

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Weekly Security Update for 2nd November 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq over the past week, with the highest number of weekly attacks recorded since mid-August. At least 80 people were killed and 197 injured nationwide, with incidents concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Babil province. There was also sporadic violence in towns such as Kut, Fallujah and Ba’qubah.   North Turkish […]

Weekly Security Update for 25th August 2011

The current world focus is on Libya, with AKE now ranking Tripoli as being much more hostile a working environment than Baghdad. However, conditions are still fluid and unstable in Iraq, and levels of violence have crept up in the country for the third consecutive week. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds injured in […]

Weekly Security Update for 17th August 2011

Up until Monday, the past week was turning into one of the quietest so far this year, but then a series of mass casualty attacks swept the country, leaving dozens of people dead and injured. Provincial government buildings and security force installations and patrols were the most common targets of the attacks, although civilians were […]

Weekly Security Update for 16th February 2011

Overview Levels of violence have been rising in Iraq over the past four weeks. The increase has been gradual, but consistent and last week saw more than 40 attacks reported countrywide for the first time since mid-December. Recent days have seen a particularly concerning rise in militant activity and social tensions in the northern city […]

New Hospital Approved for Wassit

The Wassit Investment Commission (WIC) has granted an investment licence in the health sector worth more than 6 billion dinars [$5m], chairman of the WIC said on Tuesday. “The licence was given to an Iraqi investor to establish a hospital in Kut, which will include 100 beds and five surgery rooms with modern equipment,” Sadeq […]

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Oil Pipeline Re-Opened from Nasiriya to Kut

The oil pipeline from the south oil reservoirs in Nasiriya to the reservoir at Kut has been re-opened, according to a report from the National Iraqi News Agency. Head of Wassit Provincial Council, Mahmoud Abdul-Ridha Talal, told (NINA): "The re-operation of the oil pipeline carrying oil between the two provinces will solve the serious and […]

Project to Develop Commercial Street in Kut

There is a project to develop the Al-Zahraa St. in Kut city, with a total cost of more than ID4 billion, Wassit governor said on Wednesday. “The project will be finalized by an Iraqi firm within 300 days,” Lateef Hamad al-Tarfa told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Wednesday. He said that the street will be […]