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Why 8000 Investors Chose Greece Golden Visa

Advertising Feature The Greece Golden Visa is a residency by investment program. It allows investors the opportunity to invest in Greece’s real estate sector, in exchange for a permanent residence there. Data from Enterprise Greece (an official agency of the Greek State) indicate that a total of 8.011 investors have gained Greece Golden Visa. The… Read More

UNOPS awards Contracts for ICT Equipment

By John Lee. Baghdad-based Iraq Technical Support for Trading and General Contracts Ltd. has won contracts with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of ICT equipment to Iraq: Lot 1 – Laptops , Monitors and Keyboard Kits: Contract value $19,327.00 Lot 2 – Smart Mobile Phones: Contract value $3,839.00 Lot… Read More

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

GoGreen Promoting Social Innovation

By John Lee. Oxfam‘s Iraq Response Innovation Lab has shared a video summarizing the pitching event for one of its incubations under the GoGreen initiative for promoting social innovation. This is the first Social Enterprise incubation in Iraq with the participation of local NGOs. Please click here to view more information on the following businesses:… Read More

Denmark Donates another $8m to Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional DKK 50.3 million (US$8 million) contribution from the Government of Denmark to its flagship Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS). The funding will support the safe return of people in areas liberated from ISIL in Iraq by rehabilitating critical infrastructure, creating livelihoods and building social… 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

Kuwait and Iraq discuss Grid Connector

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ambassador to Kuwait, H.E. Mr. Al-Manhal Al-Safi, met on Friday with the Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, H.E. Dr. Mishaan Al-Otaibi. They discussed cooperation in renewable energy and natural gas, as well as developments in grid connection to supply Iraq with electrical power. (Source: MoFA)

Iraq “Planning 8 Nuclear Power Stations”

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly planning to build eight nuclear power stations to provide much-needed electricity. According to Bloomberg, the $40-billion scheme would provide 11 GW of power to the Iraqi grid. Click here to read the full article. (Source: Bloomberg)

UK, Iraq sign Strategic Partnership

By John Lee. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met with Prime Minister Kadhimi, President Salih, Foreign Minister Hussein and other high-ranking officials in the Iraqi Government. Foreign Secretary Raab reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to Iraq through signing the UK and Iraq’s Strategic Partnership. He met commanders from the Global Coalition against Daesh in which… 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