Tag Archives | Public Works

The latest public works news from Iraq – reconstruction, housing, sewerage and more – brought to you by Iraq Business News

Najaf Gets A Facelift

The next city to get some surgery to help restore Iraq's former glory is Najaf, a city of more than half a million inhabitants about 160km south of Baghdad, and home to the religiously important Imam Ali Shrine. Work on the historic center should begin soon and is expected to be completed on time for […]

Turkish Company to Clean Up Baghdad in $24m Contract

Baghdad municipality has signed a contract with a Turkish company, Akdneiz, to clean up the city while statistical figures show high unemployment rates. According to the contract, the districts of Karkh, Rusafa and Karrada [Karadah] in central Baghdad will be cleaned up by Akdeniz for a period of one year. Iraq's Central Statistics Agency (CSA) […]

Oil Exports to Increase Again in Days

One of the first acts of Iraq's oil minister is to announce that oil exports from the northern, semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan will begin again shortly, according to Associated Press. Abdul Karim al-Luaibi said exports will resume "in the coming few days." Al-Luaibi is independent, but with links to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Daawa party. Just a […]

Iraq Rises as Western Nations Fall

Iraq's developing situation continues to astound me when I contrast it with much of the west. Take the UK, where Prime Minister David Cameron has on 20 October announced £81bn ($127bn) of cuts from total government expenditure of £661bn ($1,040bn), the largest budget cuts in decades by a large margin. All this it needs to […]

Turkey's Construction Sector Focuses on Iraq

The increase in construction projects in Iraq is considered a positive indicator for Turkey's construction sector in the coming years, according to a report from World Bulletin. A report by the Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade (Export Development Research Center) said the construction and contracting sectors have entered a rapid growth phase in Iraq. The report […]

Baghdad Council Releases $85m to Baghdad Mayoralty

The Baghdad Provincial Council has decided to release ID102 billion [$85m] to the Baghdad Mayoralty, to complete a number of services projects in the Iraqi capital. “This is the second dispatch of funds allocated to the Baghdad Mayoralty according to the budget to develop regions,” the mayoralty said in a release on Monday received by […]

Water Management Project Starts in Karbala

The Iraqi Water Resources Ministry  began work on Tuesday to implement a water management project in Karbala province. “The project is to be executed by the ministry’s staff,” the ministry said in a release as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that the project is funded by Iraq with ID5 billion, but executed […]