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Scania Discusses Modernisation of Iraqi Fleet

Iraq's Transport Minister, Hadi al-Amiri, has met the Manager Director of the Swedish truck company Scania, Gustav Sandel, to discuss ways to use the company's expertise in the development of Iraqi ground transportation. The ministry is reportedly in the process of developing and modernising its transport fleet, particularly road transport and passenger transport. (Source: NINA)

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Swedish Transport Academy Inaugurated in Erbil

The Swedish Transport Academy, officially inaugurated this week in Erbil, will help Iraq’s unemployed and young people acquire the new industrial skills critical for the reconstruction and recovery of the country`s economy. The Academy, which will supply much-needed skilled mechanics to the Iraqi sectors of logistics, manufacturing, and industrial maintenance of heavy machinery such as […]

Kurdistan to Double Trade Volume with Sweden

Trade between the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Sweden hit $154 million last year and the Swedish authorities are planning to double that figure by 2015, reports AKnews. Swedish Minister of Trade, Eva Bjorling (pictured), opened the Swedish Embassy’s trade office in Erbil, and an institute to help Iraqis address unemployment, on Tuesday. Fathi Mohammed, […]

Hyundai to Make Cars in Iraq

Iraq's state-owned General Company for Car Manufacturing has announced its intention to sign a contract with the South Korean Hyundai Company to construct a complete car manufacturing line within 3 years, reports Aswat al-Iraq. The Iraqi company has already built up special car assembly and manufacturing lines in its efforts to expand the stages of […]

Iraq “The Next Saudi Arabia”: MAN Trucks

Iraq’s extensive rebuilding requirements could make it “the next Saudi Arabia” for contractors and suppliers, according to an executive at MAN Trucks. Construction Weekly reports that Dave van Graan, vice president of sales at the German heavy vehicle giant, said the gradual pick up in demand for machinery to help develop Iraq has already given […]

Scania to Assemble Trucks in Iraq

Adnan al-Sharif, head of the state-owned car manufacturing company, has told Azzaman news agency that Swedish truck manufacturer Scania is to set up an assembly line in Iraq for the production of 800 trucks a year. Sharif did not say how the deal will be financed, but he said his company aspires to become Scania’s […]

Scania to Open Branch in Karbala

Swedish truck maker Scania will open a branch in Karbala, its fourth brance after Baghdad, Erbil and a planned third in Basra. On Wednesday, Scania signed a contract with the Iraqi company al-Raw’aa regarding cooperation on this project. Swedish ambassador Karl Magnus said, “This will open a new door for Swedish companies to enter Iraq.” […]

Scania CEO to Face Questioning on Iraq Sanctions

The Chief Executive Officer of Sweden's Scania AB, Leif Oestling, will be called for questioning by a Swedish prosecutor over allegations that the truckmaker violated United Nations sanctions against Iraq, Dagens Industri reported, citing an interview with the prosecutor. Prosecutor Nils-Eric Schultz will ask Oestling whether his employees may have violated sanctions without his knowledge, […]

Sweden's Scania Accused of Corruption in Iraq

Swedish truck maker Scania paid $5 million in kickbacks through the U.N.'s oil-for-food program in Iraq, possibly violating both U.S. and Swedish laws, an anti-corruption investigator said on Friday, according to a report from Associated Press. Swedish prosecutor Nils-Eric Schultz told the agency he is preparing to file charges in Sweden against several company officials […]