Tag Archives | Samarra

Work Starts at New Pharma Plant in Samarra

By John Lee. Iraq's General Company for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Supplies has started erecting steel columns for its new factory in Samarra. The 3,000-square-meter plant will produce sterile products including ampoules, liquid vials, dental carbolates, sulfasporins and betyllactan derivatives. The project is implemented by Sarh Technology Company for General Trading, which has invested […]

PM Opens Samarra Power Station

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has officially opened the first phase of the new Samarra power station. The second phase is scheduled to be completed later this year. The station will supply the grid with up to 1260 MW of electricity, and will serve northern Baghdad and Salah al-Din governorate. A third […]

Conflict erupts over Properties at Samarra Shrine

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Conflict erupts over properties surrounding Samarra shrine Property owners around the Holy Shrine of Askarian Imams in Samarra, Iraq, are being pressured to sell their land below market value, according to Salahuddin Provincial Council Chairman Ahmad […]

New Investment Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced new investment opportunities in Iraq: Glass production, State Company for Glass and Refractories Industry (SCGR) Drugs and Medical Appliances (Samarra), State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances (Source: National Investment Commission) (Picture: Business opportunity word cloud, from ibreakstock/Shutterstock)

Investment Opportunity: Pharmaceutical Plant in Samarra

By John Lee. The National Investment Commission (NIC), and the State Company for Drugs and Medical Appliances, have announced an opportunity to invest in the rehabilitation, modernization and operation of the Samarra drugs plant. In a statement, the NIC said: "It invites reliable Arab and foreign companies directly or their agents – not mediator or […]

Will Great Mosque of Samarra Survive?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Will Great Mosque of Samarra and its minaret survive? The Malwiya Minaret, an impressive tower at a height of 52 meters (171 feet) with a spiral ramp, still recalls […]

2 Million Pilgrims Visit Samarra

Around two million pilgrims from Iraq and other countries have converged on the city of Samarr for mourning rituals marking the martyrdom anniversary of Ali ibn Mohammad (AS), the tenth Shiite Imam. According to top Iraqi military commander Emad al-Zuhairi, the huge crowd of pilgrims performed the religious rites in full security. The city of […]

Conservation of World Heritage site of Samarra

UNESCO and Iraq today signed an agreement for the Conservation and Management of the World Heritage site of Samarra Archaeological City, which will start with the restauration of the Great Mosque and Al-Malwiyah Minaret. The site has been on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger since 2007. The agreement was signed at UNESCO’s Headquarters […]