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Road Projects available for Investment

By John Lee. Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC) has included several road projects in its list of major strategic projects to be presented during the Kuwait International Conference for Iraq Reconstruction, to be held in Kuwait from 12th to 14th February: Rehabilitation and development of the existing roads Construction of highways next to the existing […]

Road Projects Inaugurated in Najaf

By John Lee. Aswat Al Iraq reports that Iraq's Minister of Reconstruction and Housing, Tariq al-Khikani], has inaugurated two road projects in Najaf and laid the cornerstone for another two. The first road project is 26 km long, with a cost of 2.73 billion Iraqi dinars; the second is 27.15 km at a cost of […]

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Erbil to Haji Omaran Road Slashes Driving Time

The KRG's Ministry of Housing and Reconstruction is currently building a dual carriageway connecting Erbil to Haji Omaran. Parts of the road, which include tunnels and bridges, do not pass through the old path known as Hamilton Road. After the project is completed, the road between Erbil and Haji Omaran will become a dual carriageway. […]

Corruption and Construction in Karbala

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Six Years to Build a Short Road: Corruption and Construction in Karbala Despite the city’s tourism wealth, Karbala city officials say they don’t have enough money to complete important […]

World Bank Approves $335m Road Fund

From The World Bank. A new project will reduce traffic fatalities by nearly 25 percent on two transport corridors connecting Iraq to its northern, southern and western neighbors and beyond. The US$355 million Iraq Transport Corridors Project, approved by the World Bank Board of Directors on Thursday, will improve road quality and safety and promote […]

$21m to Develop Roads and Bridges

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Housing and Reconstruction on Tuesday has announced a 25-billion-dinar ($21.5-million) plan to develop roads and bridges across the country. According to a report from Al-Shorfa, the plan involves building three bridges on the Euphrates in western Iraq and one in Kirkuk province. The ministry also plans to renovate […]

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Erbil Governor Reviews Road Projects

By John Lee. Nawzad Hadi, Governor of Erbil, has visited the Kore-Qandil road project to review progress. On his visit Mr. Hadi was accompanied by Deputy Governor Tahir Abdullah, general directors of roads, municipality and water resources in Erbil, in addition to the Mayor of Shaqlawa. They started their visit at the Kore-Qandil road, a […]

Denmark’s COWI to Design Baghdad-Turkey Highway

By John Lee. An official from Iraq's Ministry of Housing and Construction has told Bloomberg that the ministry has signed a contract with the Danish company COWI for the design of a highway linking Baghdad with Turkey. The company, based in Lyngby, Denmark, is due to complete preliminary designs within 20 weeks before working on […]

Iraq discusses Motorway Design with Danish Company

Iraq's Minister of Construction and Housing, Mohammed Sahib al-Daraji [Darraji],  has reportedly discussed plans for Highway No. 2, which runs from Baghdad to the Turkish border, with a Danish engineering design company. According to the report from AKnews, the company concerned is called "Coy", but Iraq Business News believes it to be COWI Holdings. The minister […]

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Iraq to Spend $9.8bn on Roads and Housing

Iraq's minister for construction and housing plans to spend $9.8 billion on roads, bridges and housing between now and the end of 2016, reports Bloomberg. Mohammad Saheb al-Darraji (pictured) said the country is budgeting $5.8 billion for roads and bridges and $4 billion for housing. The current annual budget is $112 billion. The country needs 2.5 […]

Iraq in Talks over Highway to Turkey and Syria

The Iraqi government has agreed to hold talks with China’s Poly Technologies on a plan to build a highway linking the country with Turkey and Syria, according to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek. Iraq’s minister of construction and housing will discuss the design of the project with Denmark’s COWI Holding A/S, said government spokesman Ali […]