Tag Archives | Sulaimaniyah

Kurdistan to Build $5.9m Dam in Sulaimaniya

KRG's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has signed a contract to build a dam in the Qaradakh parish of Sulaimaniya, reports AKnews. The Chami Smora project will cost 6.96 billion IQD (approx. $5.9 million), and the companies Birkar and Zhina Gharib have undertaken to complete it within 820 days. The dam will be 20 meters […]

Industrial Town to be Built in Sulaimaniya

A 3,000 acre industrial town is to be built in the Arbat district of Sulaymaniyah Governorate, according to a report from AKnews. Sulaymaniyah Investment Commission met with a number of private companies this week to discuss the master plan for "The Industrial Town of Arbat District", which will involve an initial investment of $3 billion […]

Polluted Waterways could End Agriculture around Sulaymaniyah

Once the farms around the city of Sulaymaniyah provided all of the fruit and vegetables locals needed. Now climate change, pollution and illegal dumping in local waterways are forcing farmers out. “We can no longer grow vegetables here, that time has come to an end,” lamented farmer Mohammed Aziz. “The water is so dirty that […]

Sulaimaniyah Needs 3 New Hospitals

Three more maternity hospitals need to be built in Sulaimaniyah to deal with the fact that a baby is born every 35 minutes in the province, medical officials say. The Director of Sulaimaniyah's only maternity hospital, Shler Fayaq Gharib, said the province needs three more maternity hospitals to deal with the increase in births. AKnews […]

Protester Killed, TV Station Torched

Hundreds of protesters inspired by unrest around the Arab world took to the streets of the northern Iraqi city of Sulaimaniya on Sunday and at least 48 people were injured, according to Reuters. Associated Press reports at least one person killed overnight. A source told Iraq Business News that a massive demonstration is planned for […]

New Chinese Cement Factory for Sulaymaniyah

Sinoma (Suzhou) Construction Company, a subsidiary of the Chinese Sinoma International Engineering, has signed a $112.5-million deal with Iraq-based investment firm Mass Iraq for the construction of a cement plant. Both parties will build a cement plant with an annual capacity of 5,300 tons per day in Sulaymaniyah. The scope of the deal includes the […]

Direct Flights from Doha to Sulaimaniya

AKnews reports that the first direct flight between Sulaimaniya and the Qatari capital, Doha, commenced on Wednesday. Dana Mohammed, media secretary for Sulaimaniya International Airport, told AKnews on Thursday that the route is being operated by FlyDubai, the UAE-based budget carrier, in conjunction with the local Zozg and Azmar airlines, and will offer two flight […]

Eid Holiday Boosts Kurdistan Tourism

The media secretary at the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry for  Tourism said on Saturday that nearly 37,000 tourists visited Kurdistan during Eid al-Adha. Kan'an Baha'addin told AKnews during the four days of the Eid 15,000 tourists visited Erbil province, 13,000 Dohuk, and 8,500 Sulaimaniya. Eid al-Adha is an Islamic celebration that takes place at the […]

Work Starts on Sulaimaniyah's New $150m Mall

The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government,  Barham Ahmed Salih [Barham Saleh], laid the cornerstone of the second largest shopping complex in Kurdistan. The ceremony in the city of Sulaimaniyah city underlined the region's growing economic power. The complex will be built by the Kurdish investment group, Hiwa [Hewa], owned by Ahmed Majidi, who […]

New Wireless Internet Access for Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk

A new wireless broadband network is to be launched in Iraq by Fanoos Telecom. Fanoos will begin deployment of the WiMAX network in Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Kirkuk, using the existing tower infrastructure from AsiaCell. Rollout is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The network will address both the residential and enterprise […]