Tag Archives | Shatt al-Arab

Illicit Activities, Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eden Denied: Environmental Decay, Illicit Activities, and Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area Iraq's Basra Governorate, on the border with Iran, has endured environmental degradation due to […]

$19m for New Road along Shatt al-Arab

By John Lee. The Ministry of Finance is to provide financing of 28.2 billion dinars ($19.3) to build a 95-km long coastal road along the Shatt al-Arab waterway. The plan was approved at this week's cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. According to the Cabinet Spokesperson, the Minister of Culture Hassan Nadhem, the […]

Al-Maqal Port "to become Tourist Landmark"

By John Lee. Sharjah 24 reports that Iraq's General Company for Ports is accepting offers from private companies to turn the disused Al-Maqal Port on the Shatt al-Arab into a tourist destination. It adds that an Italian company has already completed designs. Since the Iraq war, the port has reportedly declined for transport purposes, following […]

What’s Really Polluting the Shatt al-Arab?

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. What’s Really Polluting Southern Iraq’s Most Important Waterway? For years, fish and other marine life has been disappearing from the all-important Shatt al-Arab waterway in Basra. This wide river at […]

No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

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. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab

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. After decades, Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab Hope of restoring a clean water lifeline to Basra province is on the rise again with plans by the Iraqi and […]

Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]