Tag Archives | Netherlands

100 Dutch Companies Consider Kurdistan

Following a visit by a delegation  of Dutch companies to Kurdistan last week, AKnews reports that about 100 Dutch companies have expressed an interest in working in the region for the first time. The companies attended an economic forum promoting the Kurdistan Region and looking at prospects for Dutch investors. Azad Ahmed, from the Chamber […]

Dutch Delegation Visits Basra and Kurdistan

A high-profile Dutch business delegation, led by Dutch charge d’ affaires Lars Tomers, visited the headquarters of Basra Investment Commission on Friday to discuss the investment plan in Basra and the possibilities for Dutch companies. They agreed to hold another meeting in June, according to Aswat al-Iraq. Meanwhile, AKnews reports that a 25-member business and […]

Ambassador Encourages Dutch Companies to do Business in Kurdistan

The Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Jeroen Roodenburg [Gurion Rodnberk] announced on Wednesday that authorities in the Netherlands would encourage Dutch companies to invest in Kurdistan Region. “Dutch companies have good experience in the fields of sports, buildings stadiums, water systems, and industry” said the ambassador. “We will try to get Dutch companies come here and do […]

Netherlands to Increase Representation in Kurdistan

A member of the Dutch parliament, Van Bommel who is currently in Kurdistan Region on an official visit, said that the Netherlands is willing to increase its representation in the semi-autonomous region. During a meeting with President of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, he said that the goal of his visit to Kurdistan is to […]

Dutch Govt Posts First Diplomat to Kurdistan

The Netherlands’ Deputy Head of Mission to Iraq, Mr Lars Tummers, today announced that the Dutch government has decided to station a diplomat in the Kurdistan Region. In his meeting with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Head of Foreign Relations Minister Falah Mustafa, Deputy Tummers said that the Dutch Foreign Ministry has decided to upgrade its […]

Iraq Trade with Netherlands Reaches $630m

Trade between Iraq and the Netherlands in 2011 topped $630 million, according to a report from AKnews. Salam Qurayshi, economic advisor to the Iraqi Council of Ministers, told AKnews the business was mainly in the field of residential housing and oil projects. He added there are only nine Dutch companies in Iraq and 21 company […]

DAF in Discussions on Iraq Fleet

Iraq’s Land Transportation Company is in discussions with Dutch manufacturers DAF over the replacement of vehicles in its current fleet, reports Construction Weekly Online. According to the LTC’s media department, General Manager Abbas Omran Musa met with a delegation from DAF to discuss the supply of DAF trucks to expand the State Company’s fleet and […]

Dutch Poised to Help Iraq Port Development

High-ranking officials from Iraq and the Netherlands have met to discuss Dutch participation in developing Iraq’s sea-ports, according to a report from Contstruction Weekly. Omran Radi, the director of the State Company of Iraq Ports and Yaron Rodenberg, the Dutch ambassador to Iraq, met this month to explore potential cooperation and work together to develop […]

KRG President Barzani Thanks Outgoing Dutch Ambassador

President Masoud Barzani thanked the outgoing Dutch Ambassador to Iraq, Peter van Leeuwen, who was on a farewell visit to the Kurdistan Region on Wednesday, for his exceptional contribution to strengthening the friendship between the people of the Kurdistan Region and the Netherlands. During their meeting in Erbil on Wednesday, President Barzani thanked the ambassador […]

Fugro to Enter Iraqi Oil & Gas Industry

Bloomberg reports that Fugro, the world’s largest surveyor of deepwater oil fields, is about to enter the Iraqi oil and gas business as the oil majors are stepping up their exploration and production in the country. “The security situation is improving,” Chief Executive Officer Klaas Wester said in an interview in Amsterdam on Friday. “We’re […]

Iraq and Netherlands Discuss Investments

The Chairman of Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC), Dr. Sami Al- Araji, confirmed during his meeting with the Netherlands Ambassador to Baghdad, the National Investment Commission’s willingness to create huge economic partnerships between Iraq and Netherlands in various sectors. Dr. Al- Araji said during the meeting that the commission is ready to grant investors willing […]

Dutch Company Designs Housing for Maysan

A Dutch company will design a model for low-cost housing in Maysan [Missan], a spokesperson for the Dutch companies in Missan last week. “A Dutch group specialized in housing projects has agreed with the State Ministry for Marshes Development to design low-cost houses,” Jaseb al-Marsoumi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The government will receive the […]