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New Telemedicine Initiative launched in Libya

UNDP, Japan, the startup Speetar, and the Ministry of Health launch the first Telemedicine initiative in Libya A significant proportion of Libya’s population do not have access to good quality healthcare, most especially those who live in rural areas. In an attempt to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus authorities have been forced to… Read More

Tawerghan Entrepreneurs get Grants to Rebuild Businesses

Ten entrepreneurs from Tawergha whose businesses were affected by conflict and COVID-19 participated in the Re-Start-Up marathon and received a total of 360,000 LYD (US$277,000) in grants to develop their businesses. The two-day marathon was organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funds from the Government of Japan, with the aim of helping… Read More

China to Buy of Exxon’s stake in West Qurna?

By John Lee. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are reportedly considering acquiring Exxon Mobil‘s remaining stake in Iraq’s West Qurna 1 oilfield. According to sources cited by Bloomberg, the stake could fetch more than $500 million. ExxonMobil originally had a 60% stake in the field, but sold… Read More

JICA, UNDP Renew Partnership on Iraq Infrastructure Projects

JICA and UNDP Iraq Renew Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP Iraq have signed a renewed partnership agreement to monitor and support the acceleration of the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq. The projects are implemented by the Government of Iraq (GoI) with loan assistance from… Read More

27 entrepreneurs on a marathon to Re-Start their Businesses

27 entrepreneurs on a marathon in Tripoli and Benghazi to restart their businesses Funded by the Government of Japan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya launched today a two-day marathon in Tripoli which aimed at helping entrepreneurs to rebuild their businesses and reunite their communities with an eye on gender mainstreaming, environment and… Read More

JGC signs Contract for Basra Refinery Upgrade

By John Lee. Yesterday (Thursday), the South Refineries Company (SRC) and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil (MOO) signed the contract with Japan’s JGC Corporation to start construction of a new Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Complex at Basrah Refinery. The project is funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)‘s ODA (Official Development Assistance) loan project. The… Read More

Japanese Firm awarded $3.7bn Iraq Deal

JGC Holdings Corporation announced today that JGC Corporation, which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, has been received the Letter of Award for the Basrah Refinery Upgrading Project for an Iraqi oil refining company under the Iraqi Ministry of Oil. Details of the project are as follows.  … Read More

Japanese Firm Wins $4bn Iraq Project

By John Lee. Iraq’s Council of Ministers has approved a contract with Japan’s JGC Corporation to build a 55,000-bpd refinery in Basra province. According to a statement from the Ministry of Oil, the new plant will create 7,000 jobs, in addition to 70,000 during the construction phase. The General Manager of the South Refineries Company… Read More

Japan Prioritizes Iraq’s Recovery from COVID-19

Japan prioritizes Iraq’s health and recovery from COVID-19 in new contribution The Government of Japan has committed US$2.26 million to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq. The funds will be used to purchase critical medical equipment such as ventilators, as… Read More

Japan, UNEP cooperate on Post-Conflict Recovery in Iraq

Japan, UNEP deepen cooperation on plastic pollution and post-conflict recovery Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today announced a new cooperative effort to tackle plastic pollution across Asia and support post-conflict environmental recovery in Iraq and South Sudan. Japan will contribute US$6.9 million to four UNEP-led projects. The bulk of the funding will… Read More