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Hanwha "Cautious" about resuming Bismayah Project

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Group is reported to be "cautious" about resuming the construction at the giant Bismayah New City housing project, southeast of Baghdad. The Korea Times quotes an official at the company as saying that if the Iraqi government completes payment of the money owed to Hanwha, the company, "may resume […]

Korea Increases Contribution to Stabilization in Iraq

Korea reaffirms its commitment to stabilization in Iraq with a new contribution The Republic of Korea has made a new contribution of US$450,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which supports stabilization, durable solutions, and the safe return of internally displaced Iraqis in the five governorates liberated from […]

Hanwha "Abandons" $10bn Bismayah Project

By John Lee. South Korea's Hanwha Engineering & Construction has reportedly abandoned construction at the giant Bismayah New City housing project near Baghdad. According to Korea Economic Daily, the decision was made having failed to receive payments for years from the Iraqi government. It says the company expects losses of up to $581 million if […]

France in discussions on Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) Project

By John Lee. The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Hamid Naim Al-Ghazi, met on Wednesday the French Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Eric Chevalier. Dr. Al-Ghazi stressed the Iraqi government's interest in the Baghdad Elevated Train (BET) project, which he said is of vital and strategic importance. Mr. Chevalier also expressed the French government's […]

Korea Promoting Peace and Stability in Iraq

UN-Habitat Iraq receives generous support from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to promote peace and stability by facilitating sustainable returns UN-Habitat Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 6 million from the Korean Government through the Korea International Cooperation Agency office in Iraq. Today, during his visit to UN-Habitat Office, Mr. Cho Hyeong Lae, Country Director, […]

AirSada wins Medevac Contract with Hyundai in Basra

By John Lee. The Turkish-based private jet charter company AirSada has won a second contract to supply medical evacuation (medevac) services, this time to South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction in Iraq. The contract with AirSada, which runs to September 2025, includes air ambulance and medical treatment services. It was signed by Mr Tolga Urcu, […]

NIC appoints Firms to Investigate Bismaya Housing Project

By John Lee. The Chairwoman of the National Investment Commission (NIC), Suha Daoud Najjar, has received approval from Iraq's Council of Ministers to hire an international law and an international auditing firm to investigate previous contracts at the Bismaya Residential City. According to a statement from the NIC, the firms will "propose a financial model, […]

Korea gives Additional $3m to Stabilization in Iraq

The Republic of Korea has contributed an additional US$ 3 million to UNDP's flagship programme the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which has been implementing critical  initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This is Korea's seventh contribution to the FFS since 2015, bringing its total contribution […]

KAI wins $360m Contract with Iraqi Air Force

By John Lee. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has announced a contract worth $360 million from the Iraqi Air Force. Under the deal, KAI will provide logistics support, education and training for the T-50IQ aircraft over a three-year period, starting January 2022. The T-50IQ Fighting Eagle light fighter and trainer aircraft is the Iraqi Air Force […]

Korea Supports Vulnerable Families in Iraq

The Republic of Korea supports vulnerable families in Iraq to put food on the table The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a US$1 million contribution from the Republic of Korea to support WFP's food assistance for up to 327,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) and Syrian refugees until the end of the year, […]