By Anthony J Permal, Online Communications Manager, IQPC Lafarge, the world’s biggest cement contractor, maintains a presence in Iraq because of its booming housing development market, yet other companies shy away from taking a piece of the multi-billion dollar construction pie. Sigma Paints, the coatings leader, sponsors investment meetings in order to partner with attending […]
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Prime Minister Barham Salih [Barham Saleh] and France’s Ambassador to Iraq today opened a French centre for research inside Erbil Citadel, the world’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement. As well as launching the Iraq office of l’Institut Francais du Proche-Orient (IFPO - the French Institute for the Near East), Prime Minister Salih and Ambassador Boris Bouillon […]
Iraq issued tenders to redevelop "more than 10" industrial plants as part of a plan to revamp 250 state-owned facilities through private investors, an industry ministry official said, according to a report from Bloomberg. Deputy Minister Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed said the plants are mainly producing cement, petrochemicals, steel and pharmaceuticals, and the contracts are for […]
France has taken a leap ahead of its rivals in the race to tap investment opportunities in Iraq by building a heavily fortified business centre and boutique hotel where businessmen can sleep, eat and work in safety, according to a report from Reuters. The complex, financed by private companies, is near the French embassy in […]
After winning the contract from the Iraqi ministry of industry and minerals, MerchantBridge will spend US$200 million on renovating and operating the plant under a 15-year lease.
France's Lafarge launched a $200-million renovation of an Iraqi manufacturing plant on Thursday to boost production and grab a bigger share of the local cement market.
France’s cement maker, Lafarge, has invested $600 million to upgrade production in two Iraqi cement companies.