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New Steel Plant for Wassit

The head of the Wassit Investment Commission today laid the cornerstone for a $24m [29 billion Iraqi dinar] iron and steel factory. This is the first factory to be established in the province in the last 40 years, the province's media director stated. Majid al-Attabi told Aswat al-Iraq that the factory will be established in […]

Indian Company to Build Power Station in Wassit

Wassit local government has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian company BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) to build a 500 MW power station, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq. Taha Rudaini, a member of the local government's Media Committee, told the news agency that the station will be powered by diesel (black […]

Wassit Blacklists 19 Companies

The province of Wassit [Wasit] has blacklisted 19 general contracting companies for their slackness in implementign project, the province's governor announced on Thursday. “Nineteen were blacklisted and five of them had their licenses withdrawn for their delay in carrying out service projects,” Mahdi al-Zubaydi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He noted that the local administration […]

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Bulgarian Companies Check Out Wassit

The chairman of the Wassit Investment Commission said that a number of Bulgarian companies visited the governorate on Thursday to discuss investment opportunities. Sadeq Howeidi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Friday that the delegation discussed agriculture and industrial sectors, and signed a memorandum of understanding with the province relating to the medial sector. They […]

Wassit Discusses Investment with Turkish Firms

Wassit Provincial Council met with a number of Turkish firms on Sunday to discuss possible investment ventures in the province, according to the chairman of its information committee. The projects are in the fields of sanitation, water networks and "urban communities", Sondos al-Dhahabi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The designs of four new cities in […]

Wassit Council Urges Boycott of Electricity Bills

The chairman of Wasit [Wassit] council’s media department has said that the council has called on its citizens not to pay their electricity bills because they are too high. The economic commission in the federal Council of Ministers directed the ministry of electricity last year to gradually increase the cost of consumer electricity in order […]

New $5.6m Hospital for Wassit

Wasit Investment Commission has announced that it granted its first investment licence within the health sector to an Iraqi company for the construction of a private hospital at a cost of around 6.5 billion Iraqi Dinars [$5.6m]. The new 100-bed hospital is to be equipped under the supervision of engineers from the investment board and […]

New Hospital Approved for Wassit

The Wassit Investment Commission (WIC) has granted an investment licence in the health sector worth more than 6 billion dinars [$5m], chairman of the WIC said on Tuesday. “The licence was given to an Iraqi investor to establish a hospital in Kut, which will include 100 beds and five surgery rooms with modern equipment,” Sadeq […]

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Oil Ministry Denounces Police Raid in CNPC Oilfield

Further to our report yesterday on the police raid on CNPC's al-ahdab oilfield, Iraq's Oil Ministry said on Tuesday that security forces had violated the law, and expressed concern for the affect it could have on foreign investment in the oil sector. "Oil sites and facilities are under the control of the Central Government and […]

"Corruption" at Al-Ahdab, Execs Dismissed

A media department official in Wassit Council said on Sunday that they had expelled executives from the Al-Ahdab oil field accusing them of embezzling public funds. Taha Hassan Abdul told AKnews that the decision came after a delegation from Wasit council including its deputy chairman visited the field, 30 km west of Kut, with a […]

Wassit University Opens New Agriculture Building

A new building for the College of Agriculture in southern Iraq’s Wassit University has been opened by the Rector of the University, Jawad Al-Mousawi. “The new 3-story building, accommodating 140 male and female students, includes 6 study halls, 4 laboratories, a large conference hall, and another computer centre for scientific and academic purposes,” the University’s […]