Tag Archives | Zakho

$18m New Projects started in Zakho

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stones on Tuesday for several projects budgeted at over 26 billion Dinars [$18 million] in the Zakho Autonomous Administration. The projects include the construction of several highways and schools, as well as the renovation of Zakho's old bazaar. Prime Minister Barzani stressed the importance of the […]

Soran and Zakho to be Autonomous Administrations

The Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has approved Soran and Zakho as autonomous administrations, in a meeting led Prime Minister Masrour Barzani. Prime Minister Barzani cited the size and significance of both districts as reasons to grant them autonomy, and proposed that self-governance would ease the workload of people in those […]

New COVID-19 Isolation Unit at Soran Hospital

Ministry of Health Kurdistan, UNFPA open COVID-19 isolation unit at Soran maternity hospital The Ministry of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government through the Directorate of Health in Erbil, with support from UNFPA opened a COVID-19 isolation unit at the Soran Maternity hospital in Erbil on 3 February 2021. The isolation unit has the capacity […]

Barzani opens Zakho Tunnel, promises more Infrastructure Projects

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani opened Zakho Tunnel in a ceremony attended by cabinet ministers, members of Parliament, the Republic of Turkey’s Consul General to the Kurdistan Region, and a number of KRG officials. In a speech during the ceremony, Prime Minister Barzani said: “Opening of this tunnel on this important international highway that links the […]

PM Barzani Praises Role of Private Sector

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani hailed the private sector for its effective contributions to the Kurdistan Region economy since approval of the Investment Law in 2004. Prime Minister Barzani expressed satisfaction with the expansion of investment in the sectors of agriculture and industry. His statements were made during last week’s visit to Dohuk Governorate, […]

Video: Refugees Prepare for Harsh Winter

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighting in Iraq has displaced nearly two million people as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continue their offensive across much of the country. With half of all refugees seeking […]

8,000 New Houses for Zakho

The Duhok Investment Commission has licensed two housing projects comprising over 8,000 residential units in the distrit of Zakho (pictured), on the Turkish border, according to AKnews. The agency reports that Kurdistan has a shortage of 100,000 housing units, but this project is expected to meet all the requirements of Zakho. The two projects will […]

Weekly Security Update for 7th December 2011

As the US military withdrawal continues, many are worried at the possibility of increased militancy over the coming year in Iraq. Levels of violence rose over the past week with the highest number of casualties recorded in six months. As warned, terrorists targeted Shi’ah worshippers gathering to commemorate Ashura, with a number of attacks in […]

Iraq Courts Chinese Interest in Major Road Project

Construction Week Online reports that Iraq’s Minister for Construction and Housing, Mohammad Sahib Al Darraji [Muhammad Sahib al-Daraji], is in discussions with Chinese companies regarding the construction of the road linking Baghdad with Zakho on the Turkish border, known as Highway No. 2. Al Darraji spoke with specialist firms during a visit to Beijing and […]

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