Tag Archives | Slemani

Moonline Travel signs Partnership Agreement with FCM

By John Lee. UK-based business travel management company FCM has signed a partnership agreement with Sulaymaniya-based Moonline Travel & Trade Ltd. According to FCM's Managing Director of Middle East and Africa, CiarĂ¡n Kelly, this partnership is critical to FCM's local service delivery and market share growth strategies for the wider region: "Choosing to expand FCM's […]

Partnership Supports Private Sector Development in Kurdistan

New partnership supports private sector development in Iraq's Kurdistan Region The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Planning (MoP) have today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost the private sector by encouraging the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The MoU […]

Hill International wins contract for Downtown Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Hill International has reportedly been awarded a contract relating to the Downtown Sulaymaniyah project in Iraqi Kurdistan. According to Construction Week, the company will "support the selection of an international design consultant and manage, review and verify, as well as cost manage [the] development." Downtown Sulaymaniyah is the flagship investment project of […]

Iran to open Trade Center in Sulaymaniyah

By John Lee. Iran is reportedly planning to open a trade and exhibition centre in Sulaymaniyah (Slemani). Tehran Times quotes an official at Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) as saying that the new centre will facilitate the entry of Iranian companies into the Iraqi market. It will be set up in collaboration with the Iran […]

Caliburn Donates $250k to American Uni Sulaimani (AUIS)

Caliburn International Donates $250,000 to American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) Caliburn International has announced its intention to commit an initial $250,000 toward a new scholarship campaign with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The campaign, called "We Share the Future," will raise money to provide students from diverse communities across Iraq with access […]

New Wheat Marketing Project in Slemani

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundational stone for the Kurdistan Regional Government's Wheat Marketing Project in Slemani (Sulaymaniya). The $122 million project will be implemented by Qaiwan Group, in accordance with international standards, and finalized by 2025. At the inaugural ceremony, the Prime Minister described the agriculture project as a strategic investment to […]

Iraq Economic Review: Second Edition

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Hamzeh al-Shadeedi and Sarwar Abdullah, for the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Breaking the Impasse: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide The annual debate over […]

Completion of ME's first Refuse-Derived Fuel Project

By John Lee. Germany's Eggersmann Group has reportedly completed the commissioning of the Middle East's first RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) bio-drying project in Sulaymaniyah. According to Cemnet, the client, "a local cement producer, negotiated a 20-year agreement for receiving waste from the municipality at the agreed tipping fee per tonne". Eggersmann's website says that contracts […]