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Attempts to Decrease Power-off Periods

Investments in the electricity sector in Iraq will minimize power-off periods throughout the country, an adviser for the electricity minister said on Friday. “The process may take 2-3 years,” Hassan Wahab Ganaw told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that current electricity production in Iraq fulfills only 50 percent of the country’s demand on power.

Ministry of Municipalities: No Pollution in Potable Water

DG of Water Office in Ministry of Municipalities and General Labors has confirmed that no pollution in potable water for southern provinces. Media National Center quoted DG Amr Khalil Ismael as saying" information aired by media last week regarding the pollution of water in some southern provinces is baseless, calling for media to be cautious […]

Power Transformation Station in Basra

A new power transformation station will be established in the city of Basra within 23 months, an official of the local council’s electricity department said on Wednesday. “The new station, which is being built near al-Zubair Bridge, west of Basra, will have a production capacity of 400 KV,” Ziyad Ali Fadel told Aswat al-Iraq news […]

Two Investment Opportunities in Basra

There are two big investment opportunities to construct two major gas-driven power plants in Basra, the Basra Investment Commission said in a release on Monday. “The first plant will have a capacity of 1,250 Mwatt, while the second one will be able to generate 1,350 Mwatts of electricity,” said the release received by Aswat al-Iraq […]

D7bn to Renovate Joman Streets- Official

A project to renovate the streets of Joman district will require 7 billion Iraqi dinars (nearly $6 million U.S. dollars), the director of the local municipality said on Saturday. “Two local companies have begun work on two projects to renovate the streets and neighborhoods of Joman district at a total cost of ID803 billion,” Farman […]

Baghdad Mayor Urges Iraqi Businessmen to Contribute to Reconstruction

The mayor of Baghdad has called on Iraqi businessmen to participate in the reconstruction process of the capital Baghdad. “This came during the mayor’s meeting with a number of businessmen from the Iraqi National Business Council…,” according to a statement released by the mayoralty and received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. The mayor has called […]

3 New Drinking Water Units in Basra

Three new drinking water units, funded by the Iraqi government’s Basra rebuilding and development committee, have been launched in Basra on Thursday. “The three units’ total capacity is 400 cubic meters per hour,” Rasheed al-Fahad, the committee’s spokesperson, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the cost of the three units was around ID3 […]

First Power Pylon Arrives in Basra in February

The governor of Basra, Shaltagh Abboud, discussed with the director of a Turkish manufacturer of electricity pylons the necessary procedures for the arrival of power-generating pylons in the province, according to a local official source on Thursday. “The pylons, scheduled to start to arrive in February, would be linked to the national power grid in […]

Mosul's Dam and Fears of Collapse Returns

Fears rise again regarding the collapse of Mosul's Dam and its passive impacts on the area amid serious attempts to contain the crisis and other governmental efforts to solve it. In a press conference held yesterday, Minister of Planning and Developmental Cooperation Ali Ghalib Baban said" there are projects and offers presented by international firms […]

$18 Million Electricity Projects in Basra – Official

U.S. reconstruction team has started implementing electricity projects in Basra with a total cost of $18.8 million to save energy and reduce the power cut, a general manager of Basra electricity said on Friday. “The projects include extending 14 cables with11kV power at a cost of $5.4 million to save power through the national net,” […]

U.S. Reconstruction Team Conducts Electricity Project in Basra

The U.S. reconstruction team in Basra has carried out an electricity project in the province at a total cost of $363,500 U.S. dollars, the team's head said on Sunday. "The project included the establishment of a high and low pressure networks in al-Qibla area (western Basra)," the head of the U.S. reconstruction team in the […]