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Govt Increases Incentives at Bismaya; pays Hanwha $100m

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet has directed Al-Rafidain Bank, Al-Rasheed Bank, and the Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) to pay $100 million to South Korea's Hanwha Engineering and Construction Company, which is implementing the Bismayah City residential project (pictured). It also agreed to reduce the minimum advance payment for buying housing units at the […]

Alstom signs Letter of Intent for Baghdad Elevated Train

Alstom and the Iraqi Ministry of Transport sign a Letter of Intent for the implementation of the Baghdad Elevated Train An Alstom-led Consortium, together with its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction, have signed a Letter of Intent with the Iraqi Ministry of Transport to define a framework for all the appropriate steps to accelerate the […]

300MW Power Station opened near Erbil

By John Lee. A new 300-megawatt steam power plant has been recently opened in Khabat, on the outskirts of Erbil. The plant, built in partnership with South Korean companies POSCO and the Korean National Oil Company (KNOC), adds 10 percent to the region's electricity capacity. Speaking at the opening ceremony, KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani […]

UNICEF, Korea to provide Water and Sanitation in Iraq

UNICEF partners with the Republic of Korea to provide water and sanitation services for the most vulnerable children in Iraq Approximately 3 million children and young people across Iraq need humanitarian support as they try to recover from years of conflict and violence. The Republic of Korea has partnered with UNICEF and contributed US$1 million […]

Daewoo Wins $86m Iraq Order

By John Lee. South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction has reportedly won an $86 million order to build a prefabrication yard for a tunnel project at the new Al Faw Grand Port in Basra. Under the deal with the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI), Daewoo will complete the Khor Al-Zubair immersed tunnel prefabrication […]

Zubair Oil Production hits 500k bpd

By John Lee. Zubair oilfield has reportedly reached a production level of 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bpd). According to Business Korea, Kogas made the announcement on Thursday, adding that its "second-stage goal" is 700,000 bpd. The project is being developed by Eni (32.81%), Kogas (18.75%), Maysan Oil Company (25%), and South Oil […]

Iraqi Air Force receives more Korean Fighter Jets

By John Lee. The Iraqi Air Force has received another six new T-50 fighter jets under a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI). According to previously-released information, Iraq's T-50 fleet is planned to grow to 24 by early next year. (Source: Iraqi Air Force)

Korean Support helps Stabilize Newly Liberated Areas

The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed partnership agreement today for USD 5M million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq. Korea’s contribution will be channelled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This […]