Tag Archives | National Investment Commission

40,000 Houses to be Built in Karbala

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced its intention to sign a contract with the local government of Karbala province to build 40,000 houses. NIC Chairman Sami al-Araji (pictured) said the housing complex (Thifaf Karbala), will be built by the UAE-based Bloom Properties, and is expected to be completed within eights years. (Source: […]

Training on Management of Investment Zones

By John Lee. In collaboration with OECD and and National Investment Commission (NIC), a special two-day training course in the management of investment zones was held recently in Baghdad. On behalf of NIC chairman Dr. Sami Al-Araji, NIC advisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Bander welcomed participants representing several ministries, including Industry and Minerals, Communication, Finance and the […]

Iraqi Housing Initiative "Fails to Deliver"

By Omar al-Shaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC) is facing major problems in marketing units in the largest residential project in the country, despite the growing housing crisis in the capital of Baghdad. […]

Indian Company to Build Pipe Factory in Basra

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has awarded India's Welspun Corporation an investment licence to establish a factory for the production of iron welded pipes in Basra province. A press release from the Council of Ministers says that the cost of the project is $450 million [dinar?]. (Source: Cabinet)

Iraq Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with S. Korea

By John Lee. The Chairman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Dr. Sami al-Araji, has signed a strategic memorandum of cooperation with the chairman of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), O Young Hu [Young Ho Oh], to increase investment and trade between the countries. During his speech, Dr al-Araji reviewed the investment opportunities available […]

Sadrist MP calls for Abolition of NIC

By John Lee. A member of parliament belonging to the Sadr Trend party has called for the abolition of the National Investment Commission (NIC). Abdul Hussein Risan al-Husseini, of Ahrar bloc of Sadr Trend, told All Iraqi News Agency (AIN): "The Commission is useless and some Ministers and officials admitted its failure to perform. "There […]

The New Iraq: 2013 Discovering Business

This week marks the 150th edition of our Iraq Business News newsletter, and we are delighted to mark the occasion by bringing you a major new guide to business in Iraq. Published by Allurentis, in association with Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the fourth edition in the annual New […]

Al-Araji: Iraq Needs $1 Trillion to Rebuild

 By John Lee. Iraq needs up to $1 trillion over the next 10 years to rebuild its crumbling infrastructure and battered economy, the head of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Sami al-Araji (pictured), said at the Baghdad International Fair. "We are talking about the reconstruction of Iraq, a minimum requirement of money ... is about […]

Baghdad PC to Build 4 Housing Complexes in 2013

By John Lee. Baghdad Provincial Council and the National Investment Commission (NIC) plan to build four new housing complexes in Baghdad by 2013. Intended for people on low income, the houses will be built in the districts of Rashid, Dihna, Basmaya and Mahmudiya. Bushra Abdul Amir, Deputy Chairman of the Administrative Committee at Baghdad PC, […]

US Embassy Promotes Investment Opportunities

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hosted officials from Iraq's National Investment Commission, Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Planning, and several Provincial Investment Commissions on September 13 to discuss investment opportunities in the Iraqi housing and construction sectors with representatives of U.S. companies, who joined the meeting by videoconference from Washington, D.C. The meeting was part […]

MP Says Bismayah Housing Project has ''Failed "

By John Lee. An MP and member of parliament's the Economic Committee has described the giant Basmaya [Bismayah] City housing project as "failed", and says "the National Investment Commission (NIC) will not be able to implement it." Azez al-Mayahi, of the Iraqiyya party, demanded that the NIC clarify that status of the project, according to […]