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New Potato Processing Plant for Duhok

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, which is set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potatoes. In his speech at the ceremony the PM said: “This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves, so… Read More

Five One Labs announces Recipients of Growth Funding

Five One Labs, a start-up incubator for entrepreneurs based in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), has announced the grant recipients of its Growth Funding Project (GFP). The program aims to support early- and later-stage startups that were impacted by COVID-19 with seed funding grants to grow their businesses, as well as business advisory from… Read More

Amnesty: Arbitrary Arrests and Enforced Disappearance in Kurdistan

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arbitrary arrests and enforced disappearance of activists and journalists Over the past year the authorities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) have ruthlessly cracked down on journalists, activists… Read More

GKP Shares Rise on Corporate Update

By John Lee. Shares in Gulf Keystone Petroleum (GKP) ended the day up more than 6 percent on Friday, as the Kurdistan-focused oil producer gave an operational and corporate update: Jon Harris (pictured), Gulf Keystone’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We continue to safely navigate a challenging operating environment due to COVID-19, with gross average year-to-date… Read More

KRG begins Buying Wheat from Farmers for First Time

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG begins buying wheat from farmers for the first time The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began buying wheat from farmers on Tuesday for the first time, following the completion of the newly constructed multimillion-dollar… Read More

Caliburn Donates $250k to American Uni Sulaimani (AUIS)

Caliburn International Donates $250,000 to American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) Caliburn International has announced its intention to commit an initial $250,000 toward a new scholarship campaign with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The campaign, called “We Share the Future,” will raise money to provide students from diverse communities across Iraq with access… Read More

KRG to rely 100% on Natural Gas for Electricity

Ten electricity plants were provided with transformers at a ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani in Koya town on Thursday. The Deputy Prime Minister commended the Koya transformer project and addressed developments in the electricity sector, including the Kurdistan Regional Government’s decision to go all in on natural gas. “The power generation costs… Read More

Mount Zawa Cable Car to Create Jobs, Boost Tourism

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani marked the official opening of the Mount Zawa Cable Car in Duhok province, which will create hundreds of new jobs in coordination with the Ministry of Municipality and Duhok Governorate. The $30 million project connects the Barzan region road to the top of Mount Zawa and includes new restaurants and… Read More

Genel Energy receives March Oil Payments from KRG

Genel Energy has announced that payments have been received from the Kurdistan Regional Government (‘KRG’) for its entitlement for oil sales during March 2021. Those payments are made up as follows: (all figures $ million) Payment Tawke 14.3 Taq Taq 2.1 Sarta 3.4 Total 19.8 As announced on 13 May, Genel and other KRI operators… Read More

EUR15m Anti-Corruption Project in Iraq

Fostering justice to curb corruption in Iraq: €15 million project supports transparency and accountability across state institutions A EUR 15 million initiative aimed at curbing corruption in Iraq and bolstering transparency and public accountability has been launched today in partnership between the European Union Delegation to Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and Iraqi… Read More