Investment Map

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Dear Investor,

Investment opportunities found in Iraq today vary in terms of type, size, scope, sector, and purpose. the door is wide open for all investors who wish to hold investment projects in Iraq,; projects that would meet the growing needs of the Iraqi population in different sectors.

Iraq is a country that brims with potential, it is characterized by its strategic location, at the center of world trade routes giving it a significant feature along with being a rich country where you can find great potentials and untapped natural

I herby invite you to look at Iraq as one of the most important places where untapped investment opportunities are available in various fields and where Each sector has a crucial need for investment . Think about the great potentials and the markets of the neighboring countries. Moreover, think about our real desire to receive and welcome you in Iraq , we are more than ready to cooperate with you In order to overcome any obstacle we may face.

resources which would certainly contribute in creating the decent living standards for people. Such features and characteristics creates favorable opportunities that will attract investors, suppliers, transporters, developers, producers, manufactures, and financiers, who will find a lot of means which are conducive to holding new projects, developing markets and boosting business relationships of mutual benefit.

In this map, we provide a detailed overview about Iraq, and an outline about each governorate including certain information on each sector. In addition, you will find a list of investment opportunities that was classified as per the available investment opportunities in each economic sector in each governorate. This updated map includes a number of investment opportunities that were presented by the concerned Ministries.

As we have published this document to serve your needs and requirements, we will certainly be pleased to receive any comments and suggestions you may raise, and we are gladly willing to cooperate with you to find constructive ways to attract investors who have the intention and willingness to participate in the process of economic renaissance in Iraq.

With all due respect..

Dr. Sami Al-A’raji
Chairman of the National Investment Commission

Prelude

This document was prepared by the National Investment Commission (NIC) in the Republic of Iraq for the purpose of providing a detailed presentation about the available investment opportunities in Iraq at the level of Provinces and Governmental Ministries.

This document in addition to Investment Guide to Iraq, will help to provide details about investment, investment atmosphere in Iraq and main travelling information. For help or more information, do not hesitate to contact us on:

E-mail: info@investpromo.gov.iq

Or through

The NIC website: www.investpromo.gov.iq

Are You Interested Investing in Iraq?

For general information about investment opportunities in Iraq or about how to get an investment license, please visit the National Investment Commission’s website on the internet at the following link:

www.investpromo.gov.iq

For more information or to arrange for a visit to Iraq, please contact the National Investment Commission on one of the following e-mails:

 

Department e-mail
National Investment Commission info@investpromo.gov.iq
One-Stop Shop Department oss@investpromo.gov.iq
Economic Department economic@investpromo.gov.iq
Legal and Administrative Department Legal.deptl@investpromo.gov.iq
Public Relations, Promotion and Media Department p.r.nic@investpromo.gov.iqpromotion@investpromo.gov.iqmedia@investpromo.gov.iq
Province Coordination Section cwp@investpromo.gov.iq
Technical Section projects@investpromo.gov.iq

 

Investment Commission of Kurdistan region http://www.kurdistaninvestment.org

 

Websites of Provincial Investment Commissions:

Commission Website
Baghdad Investment Commission http://www.baghdadic.gov.iq
Diyala Investment Commission http://invesdiyala.com
Saladin Investment Commission http://investsalaaddin.org
Kirkuk Investment Commission http://www.investkirkuk.com
Nineveh Investment Commission http://www.mosulinvestment.org
Anbar Investment Commission http://www.anbarinvest.net
Wasit Investment Commission http://www.wasitic.gov.iq
Holy Karbala Investment Commission http://www.krinves.com
Babylon Investment Commission http://www.bic.gob.iq
Holy Najaf Investment Commission http://www.investnajaf.net
Thi-Qar Investment Commission http://www.thiqarinvest.gov.iq
Maysan Investment Commission http://www.misic.com
Muthanna Investment Commission http://www.misic.org
Diwaniya Investment Commission http://www.investdiw.gov.iq
Basra Investment Commission http://www.investbasrah.com

 

Why Invest in Iraq?

Iraq is characterized by having many factors that would attract capitals and investments, due to the availability of natural resources like oil, gas, lands, and human resources, as well as the large size of the Iraqi market and the geographic position which creates opportunities for production, import, and export. All this represents diversified attracting factors that reflect the diversity of investing opportunities in different economic sectors.

In the light of the change that the economic philosophy of Iraq has witnessed, the goals and the reasons included in the Investment Law (no. 13 for the year 2006, amended) have contributed to attracking foriegn investment, , due to the privileges and exemptions to these projects on the basis of the following:

  • Acquiring lands and real-estates for the sole purpose of holding housing projects.
  • Leasing lands and real-estates in order to establish investment projects with a lease term up to 50 years that can be renewed (depending on the project’s size and type).
  • Entering and taking out the capital allotted to the project as well as its profits and revenues in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned law and Iraqi Central Bank regulations.
  • Circulating shares and bonds in Iraqi Stock Market and acquiring membership in joint-stock companies.
  • Creating investment portfolios in shares and bonds.
  • Insuring projects with any Iraqi or foreign insurance company.
  • Opening accounts in Iraqi or foreign currency or both in any bank inside or outside Iraq.
  • Employing and hiring foreign labor in projects alongside local labor.
  • Providing foreign investors and workers the right of residency in Iraq and facilitating the process of entering and leaving the country for them.
  • Exempting the investment project from taxes for ten years starting from the commercial operation date, and extending this ten years period into fifteen years when the Iraqi investor’s share exceeds 50%.
  • Exempting the assets imported for projects from duties for three years starting from the date of granting the license (article 17/ first of the Investment Law no 13 for the year 2006). This article has been amended to provide more resilience in offering exemptions by making the following paragraph read as: (assets imported for the purposes of the investment project are exempted from taxes and custom duties, provided that they are brought into the country during the project’s construction stages and before the commercial operation of each of the project’s stages commences, according to the basic design of the project and its timeline).
  • Granting hotels, tourism institutions, hospitals, health institutions, rehabilitation centers, and educational and scientific institutions additional exemptions from the duties paid on furniture and the material needed for modernization and renewal purposes at least once every four years.
  • Covering strategic partnerships with public sector projects by the advantages of the Investment Law.
  • Providing financial and administrational autonomy to the Iraqi Provincial Investment Commissions.

Basic aims of development plans have become achievable, and the investment environment has turned stable because of:

  • Significant improvement in security levels
  • Adopting an effective economic, monetary and financial, policy that led to create relative stability in inflation rates, which helped in turn to achieve high annual economic growth rates.
  • The trend towards activating the private sector’s role and expanding its participation in promoting investment and the economy, and opening doors for cooperation with the outside world.

 

A Glance at Iraq’s Geography

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Iraq has a strategic and effective position in the world as it represents a crossroad for the different routes connecting the world continents and a land bridge leading to naval communication routes. Iraq is important on both international and commercial levels. The capital of Iraq is Baghdad. The country consists of eighteen Provinces, three of them, Al-Sulaimanyah, Erbil, and Duhouk, constitute Kurdistan Region, whereas Basra, Mosul, and Erbil are considered the principal Provinces due to the large areas and large number of population they enjoy. Iraq’s main resources are oil, natural gas, sulfur, phosphates, iron, red mercury, kaolin clays, bauxite, limestone, gravel.

Geographically, Iraq can be divided into four main areas: the Western Area, the Southern Area, the Mountain Area, and the Sedimentary Plains Area. The area of the country is about (438,446) km2. The population of Iraq is about (36) million, most of them live in urban areas.

Iraq has two main rivers which are Tigris and Euphrates, whose lengths are  (1850 km) and (2350 km). Both of these rivers rise in Turkey and converge in Al-Qurna City in Basra Province to form Shatt Al-Arab which in turn flows for another (185 km) before reaching The Arabian Gulf.

Iraq borders Turkey to the north, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Gulf to the south, Iran to the east, Syria and Jordan to the west.

Land Borders

The total length of Iraqi borders is (3631) km distributed as follows: (1458) km with Iran, (181) km with Jordan, (242) km with Kuwait, (814) km with Saudi Arabia, (605) km with Syria, and (331) km with Turkey. On the other hand, the total length of maritime borders is (58) km*.

Lakes

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There are many lakes in Iraq, the most prominent of them are:

Dowkan Lake, Al-Habaniya Lake, Al-Razaza Lake, Sawa Lake, Darbendekhan Lake, and Al-Najaf Lake.

Dams

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Dowkan Dam, Darbendekhan Dam, Al-Therthar Dam, Al-Habaniya Dam, Al-Faluja Dam, Al-Hindiya Dam, Mosul Dam, Duhouk Dam, Himreen Dam, Al-Kut Dam, Samaraa Dam, Qazanya Dam, Al-Itheim Dam, and Hadeetha Dam

Rivers

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The Tigris, The  Euphrates, Diyala River, Al-Zab Al-Kabeer River, Al-Zab Al-Sagheer River, Shatt Al-Arab River, Al-Idhaim River

Surface Classification

Iraq’s surface can be classified into four main areas: the Western Plateau, the Mountainous Area, the Sedimentary Plain Area, and the Undulating Area.

Mountains

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Sinjar Mountain, Qaradagh Mountain, Himreen Mountain, Sanam Mountain, Al-Jabal Al-Abyadh, Kara Mountain, Qindeel Mountain, Helgord Mountain, Mateen Mountain, Korek Mountain

Marshes

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Al-Hamar Marsh, Al-Huweiza Marsh, Al-Jibayish Marsh, Al-Qurna Marsh.

Islands

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Alus Island, Jibba Island, Um Al-Khanazeer Island, Um Al-Russas Island, Hijam Island, Um Al-Babi Island, Al-Sindbad Island.

A Glance at Iraq’s Economy

Iraq’s economy has showed a good performance for the year 2012-2013-2014, since it varies in its natural, human, and spatial resources. In addition, it has a healthy economic structure. Given all that, it represents a very suitable environment for investments. The following economic, developmental, and social indications support such argument:

Oil Sector

  • Oil plays a vital role in the development of Iraq’s economy as it contributes to GDP about 40% in fixed prices for the year 2013, and 44% in fixed prices for 2014, and about 46% in GDP for 2014 in oil sector and more than 90% of financial reveinues.
  • Oil sector has achieved a significant rise in production as the conducted researches showed that crude oil production had a noticeable rise during the year 2013- 2014 as it increased from (2,8) million bpd to (3) million bpd.
  • Iraq has large potentials and competitive experience in sulfur-related industries. It also produces significant amounts of nitrogen fertilizers and phosphate as well as silica reserves.

Table (1)

Basic statistics related to oil sector for the year 2014

Fixed Oil Reserves 144 Billion bpd
Fixed Gas Reserves 98 trillion cubic feet (TCF)
Free Gas Reserves 31 trillion cubic feet (TCF)
Oil Production 2014 3 million bpd
Targeted Production 2020 8  million bpd
Oil exports 2014 2,5  million bpd

*source: Iraqi Ministry of Oil  according to its letter no.899 on 26/3/2015

  • Foreign Exchange Indications

The Central Bank and commercial banks have reported a noticeable increase in its foreign assets during 2008-2013, as it jumped from (68.084.967) million Dinars in 2008 to (97.492.510) million Dinars in 2012 to (112,787,829) million Dinars in 2013, whereas liabilities witnessed some fluctuation, amounting to (3,934,507) million Dinars in 2011, while estimated in 2013 with (3,679,416) million Dinars which reflects foreign assets sedate.

The following table shows foreign liabilities and assets for the period (2008-2013) in million Iraqi Dinars.

Table (2)
Foreign Liabilities and Assets for the period (2008-2013)

*Iraqi Million Dinar

Year Total Foreign liabilities Total Foreign Assets
2008 2.043.946 68.084.967
2009 5.767.829 67.910.770
2010 3.806.679 71.922.626
2011 3.934.507 82.980.261
2012 3.608.750 97.492.510
2013 3,679,416 112,787,829

 

*Source: Iraqi Central Bank – Annual Statistic Journal 2013

  • Financial Policy and Financial Deficit

Public spending, in its two parts: current and investment, has expanded due to the wide range of building and construction projects undertaken by the government to compensate for years of wars and economic sanctions. This expansion was made possible by virtue of the vast increase in oil revenues, which contributed greatly to financing the state’s Overall Balance and honoring Iraq’s internal and foreign obligations. Many observers, including IMF, have indicated that the budget deficit has been lower than expected, and that the increase in oil revenues may gradually turn this deficit into a surplus, easing the burden on public finance.

Table (3)
Public Budget for the period 2008-2013

*Values in Million Dinar

Year Revenues Expenditures Surplus
2008 80.252.182 59.403.375 20.848.807
2009 55.209.353 52.567.025 2.642.328
2010 70.178.223 70.134.201 44.022
2011 108.807.392 78.757.666 30.049.726
     2012 119.817.224 105,139,576 14,677,648
     2013 113,676,395 106,873,027 6,894,368

 

*source: Iraqi Central Bank- Annual Statistic Journal 2014
-actual data for 2014 was not available


 

Table (4)
US Dollar vs. Iraqi Dinar exchange rates averages for the period (2008-2013)

* Values in Iraqi Dinar

Year Market rate Auction rate
2008 1203 1193
2009 1185 1170
2010 1186 1170
2011 1196 1170`
2012 1233 1166
2013 1232 1166

Chart 3 Iraqi Dinar vs US Dollar

 

  • Interest Rates

Interest rates witnessed massive increase in the period (2005-2009), as it reached at some point 23%. Consequently, investment fields were minimized. In order to reverse this situation, the financial authority reduced this rate to 6% and later to 4%. Such a move will help expansion in the investment field, as it motivates investors to borrow money locally in order to expand their activities in the economic field, which promotes economic development and economic stability.

 

  • Inflation Rate

Annual inflation rates passed 30% in 2007, but it decreased to 2.4% in 2010, only to rise again in 2011 and 2012 to 5% and 6% respectively. The rise concentrated in the prices of food, commodities, and rents, which raised consumer prices record. While in 2013 the inflation rate has reached (1.9%) compared to its value in 2012 as this increasement focused on prices of clothes, housing,health and education. In 2014 it reached 2.2% the increase was in transportation ,clothes, housing and education.

Table (5)
The Inflation Rate for the period 2013-2014

* Values in Iraqi Dinar

 

Change rate % 2014 2013  Total of Main Goods and materials No
2,7 152 148 Non-alcoholic Food and Drinks 1
0.7 135,6 134,7 Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco 2
3,2 149,4 144,8 Clothes and Shoes 3
2.0 162,5 159,3 Housing, Water,Electricity and Gas 4
1,5 123,2 121,4 Supplies, Household Equipment and Maintenance 5
2,4 168,6 164,6 Health 6
4.1 110,3 106,0 Transportation 7
0.4 77.0 76,7 Communication 8
1.2 105,3 104,1 Entertainment and Culture 9
2.1 176,6 174,0 Education 10
1,6 150,5 148,1 Restaurants 11
– 1,8 148,8 151,5 Goods and various services 12
2.2 145,9 142,7 General Record number

Chart 4 Propotion of Commidity Groups Goods to Inflation Rate
for the year 2013-2014

  • Demographic Trends and Economic prosperity

According to the latest estimation (done by the Central Organization for Statistics and Information Technology in the Ministry of Planning of 2014) Iraq population is about 36  million, with an annual average growth of 2.6%. Hence, Iraq is considered a large, promising, investment-supporting market, especially when we consider the fact that per capita income has increased significantly to reach 5500$, creating higher demand for different types of commodities, goods, and services, and this in turn will lead to more growth and diversity in the structure and trends of investment activities in Iraq.

  • Major sectors are: oil and gas, , housing and infrastructure, transport, health, industry, agriculture, communication, services, education, and tourism.
  • Major agricultural products are: wheat, barley, rice, vegetables, dates, and cotton.

Table (6)
The country’s GDP in fixed prices for the year 1988 and according to activities and sectors for the years 2010-2014

*Values are in billion Dinar

 

Code Activities 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1 Agriculture, forests and hunting 4.7 4.7 5.14.9 5.0 5.1
2 Mining and queries 24.3 27.3 30.7 31.7 32
1-2 Crude oil 24.1 27.1 30.6 31.6 31.8
2-2 Other types of Mining 0.2 0.2 0.172 0.176 0.220
3 Transformation industry 1.7 1.7 2.1 1.9 2.3
4 Electricity and water 1.1 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.9
5 Building and construction 2.8 3.6 4.1 5.8 4.1
6 Transport, communication and storage 1.5 1.5 1.9 4 1.9
7 Whole-sale and Retail trade, hotels and the like 3.9 4.2 5.5 5.8 4.7
8 Money, insurance, and real estate services 7.9 8.4 8.7 8.8 9.4
1-8 Banks and insurance 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.8
2-8 Houses ownership 7.1 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.7
9 Social and personal development services 10.9 11.8 12.5 13.3 11.7
1-9 Public Governmental Services 10.2 11.0 11.3 12.00 10.5
2-9 Personal services 0.7 0.7 1 1.2 1.1
Totals 58.5 64.0 71.7 77.6 72.7




 

Banking sector

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Over the past decades, banks owned by the state in Iraq conquered the whole banking sector activities in contrast to noticeable shrink of the private sector in this field. Non-banking financial institutions were remarked for their weak performance.

To cope with the aforementioned and under the political and economic changes in Iraq after 2003, the government attempted to carry out vast and vary reformations in the various economic/ financial and banking fields. The latter included the reformation of the banking sector, its tools and mechanisms and in accordance with various views, so as to get rid of the various

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restrictions and obstacles. This has been through the revision of the codes and bylaws led by the aim of concentrating on competition and opening the local financial market to the international markets, as this openness insures the enhancement and development of the banking system to face the elements and factors of competition and risk, in addition to the technological development and big advancement achieved in the communication and information systems. This development has led to the reduction of the cost of the financial procedures over the borders, the enhancement of processing data and accountancy systems, and reflected,eventually as benefits, whether for the banks or their customers.

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The structure of the banking system in Iraq varies  between governmental and commercial private banks. Governmental banks in Iraq mounted to (7) specialized banks (Al-Rafidain Bank, Rasheed Bank, Cooperative Agricultural Bank, Industrial Bank, Estate Bank, Trade Bank of Iraq and Al Nahrain Islamic Bank), while the commercial private banks amounted to (46) banks.

Iraqi Stock Exchange Market

This market is regarded as one of the institutions which support investment and contributes to the achievement of stable and sustainable economic development in Iraq. It contributes to the strengthening of the investment structure and encourages the process of making capitals through assisting companies to build up the required capitals for investment and what support the interests of investors, elevates competition level through a free safe market characterized with transparency. This market has succeeded in gaining the membership of Arab Stock Markets 2006; the European Asian Union of Stock Markets 2005, and it exerts its efforts to gain the membership of the International Union of Stock Markets.

Investment law, Chapter three, Article 11, Advantages and Warrants, stipulates that foreign investor has the right to circulate at the Iraqi Stock Market by shares and bonds listed in it and to form investment portfolios.

Table no. (7)
Number of companies listed in the Iraqi Stock Market

Year Companies’ no.
2008 94
2009 91
2010 85
2011 86
2012 84
20132014 83 86
2014 86

*Iraqi Securities Commission/Annual report 2014

 

  • Circulation volume has reached approximately (301) b. Iraqi Dinar in 2008, (411) b. Dinar in 2009, (400) b. in 2010, (941) b. in 2011, (894) b. in 2012 and (2,845) b. in 2013 while it was (901) b in 2014 with decrease of 68% compared to 2013.
  • Market value of the companies listed at the Iraqi stock Market amounted to approximately (11,451) Iraqi Dinar by the end of 2013, with an increase percentage of 115% compared to 2012 while it was (9546) b with a decrease of 6.16% compared to 2013. .
  • Circulation volume has amounted to approximately (2,845) b. Iraqi Dinar in 2013, with an increase percentage of 217% compared to the previous year.
  • Number of the circulated stocks amounted to (875) b. in 2013 with an increase percentage of 39% compared to the previous year while it was (746) b with a decrease of 14% compared to 2013.

Table (8)
Trading volume in Iraqi Stock Exchange Market

*Values in Billion Dinar

Year Circulation Volume
2008 301
2009 411
2010 400
2011 941
2012 894
2013 2840
2014 901

  • Inhabitant growth has kept a percentage which achieved stability at almost 2.6% annually, according to the available statistics until 2014.
  • Age category of less than 15 years old has decreased from 41% in 2009 to 40% in 2012, while the category of 15- 64 years of age increased from 56% in 2009 to 56.9 in 2012. This means the increase of the pushing power in economy.
  • Youth percentage, 15- 24 years of age (internationally recognized) has mounted to 20% in 2009, increased to 20.2% in 2013. This requires developing policies aiming at enhancing learning and job opportunities for the youth.
  • The increase of the population percentage in the urban areas to mount to 69%,while country inhabitants’ percentage has been only 31% for 2014.

Table (9)
Number of Iraq’s population for the year 2014

Total Countryside Urban  Province
Total Females Males  Total Females Males Total Females Males
3524348 1887332 1637016 1355481 744627 610853 2168867 1142704 1026163 Nineveh
1508854 739495 769359 418336 306512 111824 1090518 432983 657535 Kirkuk
1548493 751329 797163 793767 399687 394080 754726 351642 403084 Diyala
1675606 809760 865846 850438 395332 455107 825167 414428 410739 Anbar
7665292 3779527 3885765 956439 416736 539703 6708853 3362791 3346062 Baghdad
1953184 972762 980422 1015969 472938 543031 937215 499824 437391 Babylon
1151152 550828 600324 377646 193234 184412 773506 357594 415912 Karbala
1303137 643626 659511 538146 262059 276087 764992 381568 383424 Wassit
1509153 736140 773013 830108 410120 419988 679045 326020 353026 Saladin
1389549 685480 704069 392898 190560 202338 996651 494920 501731 Holy Najaf
1220333 577627 642706 521948 262174 259774 698385 315453 382933 Al-Qadisiyah
770476 367299 403177 427476 215087 212390 342999 152212 190787 Muthana
1979561 950449 1029113 719539 357589 361950 1260022 592859 667162 Thi-Qar
1050580 528166 522414 283374 145148 138226 767206 383018 384188 Maysan
2744758 1369375 1375384 536406 260984 275422 2208352 1108391 1099962 Basra
1749915 858913 891002 286582 69523 217059 1463333 789389 673943 Erbil
1220396 475356 745040 317557 111966 205591 902838 363390 539448 Duhok
2039767 1002082 1037686 299271 150339 148932 1740496 851743 888753 Sulaimaniyah
36004552 17685544 18319008 10921381 5364615 5556766 25083171 12320929 12762242 Total

 

Province of Baghdad

Historical Background

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Province of Baghdad is the capital of the Republic of Iraq. It is situated on the Tigris River. It is the biggest city in Iraq; the second biggest city in the Arab world after Cairo, and the second biggest city in Western Asia, after Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Baghdad is an important point as roads, air, and trains cross at it. It is regarded as the economic, administrative, commercial and educational center and GOI headquarter

Baghdad has been the most important center of the various sciences in the world. It had been the meeting spot of scholars and learners for many centuries. Baghdad has several names, such as, Al-Mudawarrah (the Circular), Al-Zawra (the Deviated), and Dar Ul-Salam (House of Peace).  Tigris River passes through the city, dividing it into two halves: Karkh (Western part) and Rusafa (Eastern part).

Baghdad has a lot of historical and civilization sites, most important of which is Al-Mustansiriyah School, ancient Islamic mosques, ancient palaces, and the National Museum which embraces the most important Mesopotamian civilization.

  • Area: Baghdad has the area of 4.555 km².
  • Population

Inhabitants of Baghdad are approximately (7.665.292), seven million and six hundred sixty five thousand, two hundred ninety two persons according to 2014 statistics. Almost 83% of the inhabitants of the capital are concentrated in the City of Baghdad itself, while 17% of them reside in its countryside and outskirts as Baghdad is the biggest city in Iraq and the second in area in Asia. These data shows that the density within the municipal boundaries of the city is extremely high. This high density requires more and more housing complexes and other various economic activities.


  • Main cities

Rusafa District, Karkh District, Kadhimiyah District, A’adhamiyah District, Al-Sadr District (1), Al-Sadr District (2), Madaien District, Abu Ghraib District, Mahmoudiyah District, Taji District, Tarmiyah District.

  • Bridges in Baghdad:

Muthanna Bridge, Aa’ima Bridge, 14th of Ramadhan Bridge, Iron Bridge, Bab Al-Muadham Bridge, Shuhada Bridge, Ahrar Bridge, Sinak Bridge, Jumhuria Bridge, 14th of July Bridge, Jadria Bridge, Hasanain Bridge, Dora Bridge.

  • Main activities

The most important activities at the Province of Baghdad are concentrated in the following fields:
Oil refining, light industries, financial services, food manufacturing, tobacco, furniture, printing, construction, chemical and plastic material production, and electric devices.

Economy at a Glance

The capital Baghdad is regarded the center of the main and commercial activities. The main important oil industries are concentrated in it. Among these industries is Eastern Baghdad oil field which includes the biggest fixed reservations, in addition to many innovated and traditional industries among which are leather, textile, cement, and tobacco industries.

Baghdad, as well, is a vital and crucial center of financial and banking exchanges through its financial and banking sector (state and private). The most important specialized universities, schools, specialized institutes, state and private hospitals are located at it, in addition to a wide net of roads, international and local transport lines.

  • Infrastructures

– There is a wide net of main roads and highways which link the capital to its south, north, east, and west. Among the most important of these is the international highway which links Baghdad to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in addition to the international way which links Basra to Turkey through Zakho in the north and passes through Baghdad, the capital.

– There are a number of important railway lines which link north Iraq to its south. There is, for instance, (Baghdad- Mosul) and (Baghdad- Basra) railways.

– There is also one of the most important airports (Baghdad International Airport), which is located at the western part of Baghdad, 16 km away from the center of the city. In addition, there is a net of land roads which link Baghdad, the capital, to the international lines, such as, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, and Syria.

  • Education

Baghdad has four state Universities, Baghdad University (est. 1957), Mustansiriyah University (est. 1963), Technology University (est. 1974), and Nahrain University (est. 1980). There is also the Technical Institutes Foundation (est. 1969) which turned to be (Technical Teaching Commission) in 2001. There are many private Universities and Colleges all over the city; in addition, there are almost 2396 primary school and 300 kindergartens, more than 1336 secondary school, and a number of technical and training institutes.

  • Health:

Baghdad has 47 state hospitals and 37 private one in addition to several health centers.

  • Tourist sites

Baghdad has many museums, most important of which are the National Iraqi Museum which exhibit the antique treasures of Mesopotamia Civilization, Baghdadi Museum for Folklore Arts. It has numerous mosques, religious shrines, churches, and cathedrals.

  1. Mustansiriyah School: This had been the most important university in the Islamic world during the Abbasid era. It had gained a wide reputation in teaching Arabic language; Theology, Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine, Pharmacology, as well as it had its own university hospital to train its students.

Historically speaking, Mustansiriyah School had been famous for its watch which had been functioning astronomically; in addition to pointing time, it depicted locations of sun and moon at any time.

    1. Abbasid Palace: One of the important buildings in Baghdad traced back to the second Abbasid era. It is situated near Bab Al-Mua’dham, on the River bank. Historians assign its building to the Caliph Al-Nasir Li Deen Illah (575- 623 A. H./ 1179- 1225 A. D.).

    1. Murjaniyah School: Murjaniyah School which is known today as Murjan Mosque is situated at Shorja quarter, Rasheed street. It was named so after Ameen Al-Deen Murjan who built it in 758 A. H./ 1357 A. D., i. e., almost a hundred year after the Abbasid era. In its early stages, it had been similar to the Mustansiriyah School, as it had classrooms and a dormitory department.

  1. Baghdad fence and its gates: It is one of the most striking features of Baghdad. Its walls were built circularly; its four gates deviated with 90 degrees for defensive purposes. Administrative and religious buildings were at the city center so as people may reach them easily.

    1. Aqarquf: This is an important historical city. It is one of the cities which were built according to Sumerian – Babylonian architectural concepts. It is situated on 30 km west northwards of the city center. Its building age traces back to the 15th century B. C. according to an order by the King Qurikalzo the first after whom it had been named.

Aqarquf was built on a prolonged scheme on natural limestone. The city took its water from a branch of the River Euphrates (Baiti Inleel), i. e., God Canal, according to the Babylonian naming. People dedicated for this God the city biggest temple. It is the creative God and God of air.

The most immanent thing one can see is the city Ziggurat, as it elevates to 57m above the plain surrounds it while the base was rectangular.

    1. Madaien: This is one of the important historical cities the ruins of which erect on the eastern bank of the river Tigris, 30 km southwards the center of Baghdad. It was built during the 2nd century BC. Its most prominent features are its high arch, a part of a huge palace on the River Tigris. Its building time goes back to the middle of the 3rd century A. D. This Arch is the biggest and highest brick built Arch all over the world. Its building design had been developed from genuine Iraqi style of architecture. Iwan (Hall) idea was developed from the ancient Iraqi buildings. Cities’ entrances frontages and some Assyrian palaces provide clear order of the development of the idea of Iwan.

 

Province of Diyala

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Historical BackgroundBa’quba is the center of the Province of Diyala. All over the Province there are ancient buildings and historical sites which are considered as tourist sites. Most prominent of these sites are Prophet Danial Shrine, Tel Asmer, Tel Abu Uthaina, Tel Shihab, Zindan, the Abbasid Dam on the river Al-Uthaim, ancient Saray of Ba’quba, and the River of Wend). The Province is characterized for its historical hills which are traced back to the 5th century B. C.

Location

Province of Diyala is situated in the northern eastern part of Iraq, between the longitudes (34- 36) and the altitudes (44- 46). The center of the Province is the city of Ba’quba, 56 km north east of Baghdad. It is boarded by the Provinces of Baghdad, Saladin, westwards, Sulaimaniyah to the north, Wasit and the Islamic Republic of Iran to the east. The main paved roads which link Baghdad to Tehran, Baghdad- Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah and Irbil pass through the Province.

Area

The area of the Province of Diyala is (17.685) km² which represents 4% of the total area of Iraq.

Population

Population of the province is (1.548.493) person.

Main cities:

  • Ba’quba District
  • Baladrouz District
  • Khalis District
  • Mouqdadiyah District
  • Khanaqeen District
  • Kifri District

Economy at a Glance

The economic activities at the Province are concentrated in agriculture because of being situated on two main sources of water, Diyala River (a main affluent of Tigris River) and Udhaim River. A large number of the manpower is employed in agriculture. Orange is widely grown in its orchards. Date palm trees are concentrated around Mouqdadiyah and run north towards Kifri. Olive, wheat, barley, and dates planting are common. The Province is also famous for cattle breading, poultry, honey heaves, and fisheries.

The best part of its land is characterized by being fertile and plain, beautified by the mountains of Himreen and Zagros, the two lakes of Himreen and Udhaim, the orchards of date palms, fruits, farms of vegetables, grains, and dozens of factories.

Education:

The Province has only one University, University of Diyala and two private collages, Al Yarmook and Mesopotamia collages. There are more than 911 primary school in Diyala; 44 kindergartens, more than 480 secondary schools; 10 institutes for Teachers’ Qualifying, and many technical institutes.

Health:

Diyala has 12 hospitals and 96 medical centers.

 

Province of Saladin

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Historical BackgroundSaladin is one of the Iraqi historical Provinces. Its center is Tikrit. It is essentially linked to the wake of civilization, almost 4.000 years ago. Its history has continued to be present during all the historical ages of ancient Iraq until the pre- Islamic era. The province has been named after Saladin Al-Ayoubi.

The Province is famous for the shrines of the Imamain Al-‘Askariyain (PBUT) (Imam Ali Al- Hadi and Imam Al- Hasan Al-‘Askari ‘PBUT’) in Samara, Al-Malwiyah minaret, (Abbasid mosque), Ashiq Palace, Abbasid Caliph Palace, mosque of Abi Dulaf, the historical city of Ashour at Shirqat on the River Tigris, and overlooks, northwards, on a wide plain at the end of which is the present city of Shirqat, Tikrit fence, Nun monastery, and a number of the churches on both banks of Tigris at the city of Tikrit, and the Seeniyah Dome, northward the present city of Samara, near Ashiq Palace and the shrine of Saeed Mohamed, Son of Imam Ali Al- Hadi at the city of Balad, one of the important religious sites in the province.

Location

Province of Saladin is situated northwards Baghdad, the capital, and almost 165 km away from it. It is bordered by the Provinces of Nineveh and Irbil from the north, Kirkuk and Sulaimaniyah to the east, Diyala and Baghdad to the south and Anbar to the west. Saladin has a vital geographical location being the knot of transportation between the northern and southern Provinces.

Area

The area of the Province of Saladin is 25.807 km².

Population

Population of the Province is (1.509.153) person.

Main cities:

  • Tikrit District
  • Dour District
  • Samara District
  • Balad District
  • Peigi District
  • Tuz District
  • Dijail District

Main activities

Cattle breading, agriculture, oil refinery, animal feed, drug industry.


Infrastructures

One of the main roads that lead to the north passes through the province of Saladin. In addition, there are roads which link it to Kirkuk to the east, and Haditha and Qaim to the west. Baghdad- Mosul railway passes through the city of Tikrit, too.

Education:

The Province has only one University, (University of Tikrit), more than 1199 primary school, 42 kindergarten, more than 527 secondary school, 11 Teachers’ Qualifying Institute and many vocational institutes and schools

Health

Province of Saladin has 12 hospital and almost 98 medical center.

Tourist sites

City of Samara: The ruins of the city of Samara run on the eastern bank of the River Tigris for 35 km, from Samara to the south: The Grand Mosque, Malwiyah, and Ashiq Palace.To the north of Malwiyah, there are the house of the Caliph, Equestrian arena, Abu Dulaf Mosque, Mutawakkiliyah, and Rasasi River.

Province of Kirkuk

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Historical BackgroundKirkuk is an ancient city. It is 250 km north of Baghdad. It was built, firstly, as a castle on a circular four cornered hill. It includes the areas among Zagros Mountain, the rivers of minor Zab and Tigris, and Himreen Mountain series. History of Kirkuk City goes back to 1.600 years B. C.Kirkuk is famous for the shrines, mosques and the ruins of some buildings and antiques it has which can be traced back to the beginnings of the third millennium B. C., i. e. the early beginnings of the historical eras, in addition to its geographical and commercial location.

Location

Province of Kirkuk is situated at an important geographical area within the part which links north Iraq to its middle. It is surrounded by the Provinces of Sulaimaiyah, Irbil, Nineveh, Saladin, and Diyala.

Area

The area of the Province of Kirkuk is 9.679 km², 2.2% of the total area of Iraq.

Population

Inhabitants of the Province are (1.508.854).

Main cities:

  • Kirkuk District
  • Hawijah District
  • Daquq District
  • Dibs District

Main activities

  • Crude Oil
  • Cement
  • Agriculture

Infrastructures

Province of Kirkuk is characterized by the many main roads which link it to the neighboring provinces. It is located on the main road linking the capital with the north.

The strategic location of the province which links the north to the middle has made the city a crossway for roads and railways  linking it to the capital, Baghdad.

Education:

The Province of Kirkuk has only one University, (University of Kirkuk), more than 1121 primary school, 77 kindergartens, more than 461 secondary school, and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Province of Kirkuk has 9 hospitals and more than 114 medical center.

Tourist sites

Castle of Kirkuk: This is one of the ancient sites at the Province. Its height is 140m with an oval shape, it has historical churches in addition to  palaces from the Ottomans era.

Province of Nineveh

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Historical BackgroundCity of Nineveh has an ancient history which goes back to the fifth millennium B. C. This city is regarded as one of the most historically important cities in Iraq as it had been the capital of the Assyrian Empire during its widest expansion. In it the first library was established. This Province, with Mosul being its center is the second biggest city in Iraq, after the capital, Baghdad, regarding its area.Location

Nineveh Province is situated in the northern western part of Iraq, (402 km) from Baghdad.

Area

The area of the Province of Nineveh is (36.515 km²).

Population

Inhabitants of the Province are (3.524.348).

Main cities

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  • Mosul District
  • Hamdaniyah District
  • Sinjar District
  • Tilkef District
  • Ba’aj District
  • Tella’fer District
  • Sheikhan District
  • Hatra District
  • Makhmour District

Main activities

Agriculture, oil, asphalt, textile, sugar, dairy products, and cement.

Infrastructures

Mosul represents the crossways center in the north of Iraq. Both the main road from Baghdad to Turkey and the railway line pass through it. It also has an international airport, a number of bridges on the River Tigris which links east to west banks.

Education:

The Province has only one University, (University of Mosul), more than (1802) primary school, 114 kindergartens, more than (647) secondary school, 10 Teachers’ Qualifying Institutes, (43) library and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Nineveh has 17 hospital and 156 health center.

Tourist sites

There are a lot of tourists sites in Nineveh among which are the Mosque of Prophet Younus, Mosque of Khidhr, Hadba Minaret, Noumroud, and Bashtabiyah Castle. The city is famous for its tourist woods, Mosul Dam, in addition to many worship places and religious shrines which are related to many Prophets and priests.

Dam of Mosul: It is located on the River Tigris, approximately 60 km to the north of Mosul. It had been accomplished in 1986. Its length is approximately 75 km from the Dam site to the Iraqi- Turkish borderline. The area of its lake is almost 220 km². A tourist city was established by it. It contains several tourist facilities and apartments.

Province of Irbil

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Historical BackgroundArbeel or Irbil is the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan. It is the fourth city in Iraq regarding area after Baghdad, Basra, and Mosul. It is 360 km from Baghdad. Mosul city is westwards of Irbil, almost 80 km away from it. It is 112 km away from Sulaimaniyah.

Area

The area of Irbil is (13.165) km². The province occurs within the steppe area which has transitional climate between that of the Mediterranean and the desert climate. It is characterized for its sever cold and drop of humidity average. Irbil is regarded as one of the historically important cities throughout ages and an important effective cultural and civilization center in Kurdistan of Iraq. Its naming refer back to the Assyrian age when it was given the name of (Arba-Ilo), i. e. the four Gods. This is a metonymy of the important Assyrian temples at Irbil.

Population

The number of the inhabitants of Irbil is 1.749.915 person

Main cities   

Province of Irbil constitutes of a number of main districts, these are: Irbil District, Rawandouz District, Soran District, Khabat District, Plain of Irbil District, Shaqlawa District.

Infrastructures

Irbil is the capital of Kurdistan Reign and a commercial center. It has a land strategic line which links it to Iran and the border center of Choman for commercial exchange. The province has three round streets, street 60, street 90, and street 120. It has Irbil International Airport as well.

Education

The Province has a number of primary and secondary schools among which is the international school of Shwaifat, and many state universities, colleges and institutes in addition to the private ones. The most important state Universities include Hawler medical university, Saladin University, and Kurdistan University Among the private institutions are Dijlah College University, Jihan College University, the Lebanese- French University for Business Management, and Ishq Medical College.

Health

The Province has more than 42 hospital covering all the specializations and a number of the State central hospitals, among which are (Irbil University hospital, Azadi hospital, Rezgari hospital, Central Children hospital) and 270 medical center all over the province outskirts and districts.

Tourist sites

Castle of Irbil: It is situated at the center of the city of Irbil at Kurdistan of Iraq. Its history dates back to the Assyrian age, approximately the first millennium B. C. It was built primarily for defensive purposes, as it was regarded immune stronghold for the city of Irbil by then.


Gilli Ali Beg waterfall

This waterfall occurs between the cities of Khalifan and Soran. Its length is 12 km. It is situated between the mountains of Korek and Nouatheen, 60 km from Shaqlawa summer resort. Gilli Ali Beg waterfall descends from a high point in a high speed. It is 130 km from the city of Irbil and it is one of the beautiful summer resorts in Irbil and in Iraq in general. It is 800 m above sea level.

Bikhal waterfalls

They are regarded among the most beautiful tourist sites in Iraq. The area is characterized for its humming waterfalls and its beautiful landscapes. These waterfalls are 10 km. from Rawandouz city. Bikhal has been known as summer resort which has wonderful waterfalls and landscapes.

Shaqlawa resort

The city is famous for its waterfalls and mountainous nature as it is situated on the mountain Sifeen.

Province of Duhok

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Historical BackgroundAn Iraqi city which falls in Kurdistan of Iraq. Its three sides are bordered by mountains. This grants the city a marvelous looking. A streamlet coming from the Big Duhok Dam penetrates the city turning it to be one of the most beautiful sites. The Province of Duhok is famous for its fascinating landscapes.The origin of the city dates back to the Stone Age, then it became a part of the Assyrian Empire; then the Babylonians; the Achaemenids before it failed in the hands of Alexander the Great and the Romans.

Location

Province of Duhok is situated in the region of Kurdistan, extremely to the north west of Iraq. This province enjoys a special importance from the historical and geographical stand of view. The ruins and sculptures which were discovered in its hills and caves depict this importance. Moreover it has a distinctive geographical situation as it occurs on the borders between two states, and an international strategic transport way passes through it to link Iraq to Turkey and the external World as well. In addition, oil line which passes from Kirkuk to Turkey penetrates its north western corner. The province of Duhok is characterized by its various land shape, including the high mountains which shape the political borders of Turkey, and wide plains which are rich in their agricultural resources. These shape the southern part of the province.

Population

Inhabitants of the Province is (1.220.396).

Main cities

Province of Duhok is consisted of several important districts including Duhok District, Zakho District, Sheikhan District, Summail District, Berdersh District, and Namidi District.

Infrastructures

Province of Duhok is an important commercial center. Ibrahim Al-Khaleel entrance on the border with Turkey is one of the important points through which 40% of the materials pass. The province has a strategic road links it to Turkey.

Education:

The province has more than five private Universities and Colleges most important of which are (College of Agriculture, University of Duhok, and University of Kurdistan), many technical and administrative institutes, 440 primary schools, 215 secondary school and many  Teachers’ Qualifying Institutes and vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Province of Duhok has 19 hospitals inside the province and 157 medical center all over its outskirts and districts.

Tourist Sites

Serseng summer resort 

This is 126 km from Mosul. It is 1.046 m. above sea level. The maximum temperature there during summer mounts to 34°.

Soulaf summer resort

This is (166) km from Mosul through a paved way, 5 km from Imadiah. It is 1150m above sea level. It has many marvelous waterfalls as high as 25 m. The summer resort is characterized by its numerous caves most important of which is Safi cave shaded by nut trees.

Jarsteen cave

This is a four columned cave at the valley of Duhok. Some historical references and some historians who visited the area confirm that it is one of the most ancient caves in which man had lived.

Historians confirm that Jarsteen cave dates back to the middle ages with its most ancient documents dates back to 12.000 years B. C. There is also the hill of Bastik and of Kammoun which date back to the history of the Kurdish Metanic State, in addition to the hill of Malta, the cave of Hilamta at Shandoukha, southward the province center which dates back to the ages of the Kurdish medians.

Still, there are many other caves and antiques sculptured on stones and many other ancient sites.



Province of Sulaymaniyah

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It is situated in the eastern north of Iraq, on the Iraqi- Iranian borders. It affiliates to the region of Kurdistan. It is 2.895 f. above sea level. Mountainous nature overwhelms the province. This flavour increases as one goes towards the east borders with Iran. It is 140 km eastward of Kirkuk. 60 km North West the city of Sulaimaniyah is the Dam of Dokan on the River of Minor Zab.

Population

Inhabitants of the Province is (2.039.767).

Main cities

Province of Sulaymaniyah is consisted of several important districts including Sulaymaniyah District, Qara Dagh District, Shara Zour District, Sayed Sadiq District, Halebcha District, Penjoueen District, Ranyah District, Dokan District, Derbendikhan District, Klar District, and Chamchamal District.

Infrastructures

Province of Sulaimaniyah is a border province which has a commercial relation with Iran and has Sulaimaniyah International Airport.

Education

Education in Sulaimaniyah, just like in other places in Iraq, is free starting from primary school till university graduation. Sulaimaniyah has more than 600 primary school; 310 secondary school; more than 15 vocational institutes and the University of Sulaimaniyah which was established in 1968 using Arabic and English languages in teaching. It was transferred to Irbil under the name of Saladin University and the new University of Sulaimaniyah has been inaugurated in 1991 which teaches in Arabic, English and Kurdish as well. In 2007 The American University at Sulaimaniyah, the first University of International teaching has been inaugurated. It teaches in English and includes 6 private Colleges.

Health

Province of Sulaimaniyah has 50 hospital and 502 medical centers  all over its outskirts and districts.

Tourist Sites

Serchenar summer resort:

Serchenar summer resort is 5 km away from the center of Sulaimaniyah city. It is rich in trees, lot of water, and wide shaded areas. This summer resort has the hotel of Serchenar in addition to many tourist houses, a number of hotels and coffee shops prepared to receive tourists and provide them with services. There are also Luna parks and big entertainment gardens.     

Dokan Lake:

This lake is 71 km from the center of the province of Sulaimaniyah, 141 km from the city of Kirkuk. It has been established near the Dam of Dokan on the Minor Zab. For the ease of tourist, an integrated vast tourist complex, game hall, coffee shops, and a modern market have been established to help people get their food. There are playing areas for adults and children, a pool, and boats marina too.

Ahmed Awa waterfalls:   

These are 75 km to the east of Sulaimaniyah, parallelizing the Iranian borders. This spot is regarded as a border point between Iraq and Iran, as the distance from there to the Iranian borders is only half an hour by car. The area is 2.000m above the sea level. The summer resort is situated amidst high mountain series. It is regarded as one of the most important sites in the city.

Province of Anbar

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Historical BackgroundAnbar is regarded as the biggest Iraqi Province with its center Ramadi. It is situated in the western side of Iraq, 100km from the capital, Baghdad. It had been known before 1961 as (Liwa Ul- Dileim).

Area

The area of the province is approximately 137.723km².

Population

The population of the Province is (1.675.606) person

Main cities:

  • Ramadi District
  • Faluja District
  • Heet District
  • Hadeethah District
  • Ana District
  • Rawa District
  • Qaim District
  • Rutbah District


Main activities

  • Planting grains
  • Cattle breading
  • Dates production
  • Fertilizers production
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Ceramics Manufacturing
  • Glass Manufacturing


Economy at a Glance

Industrial raw materials are available at Anbar Province which can be extracted through mine methods like that of natural gas and oil in (Ukaz) gas field westward Anbar which reserves is estimated to be (50) b. f³ and (Reesha) gas field, oil experts estimates refers to the availability of oil reservoirs in the Province  of Anbar which need more exploring processes so as to estimate the quantities of the reserves and its economic feasibility. Anbar has approximately 53 Trillion cubic feet of natural gas in addition to the natural mineral fortunes, such as gold, phosphate, iron, uranium, sulfur, and silver. There are water resources embodied in the River Euphrates which runs (450 km), from the western north to the eastern south of the Province. In addition, there are four big water surfaces, the lakes of (Habbaniyah, lake of dam of Hadeethah, lake of Thirthar, and Razaza Lake).

There are reservoirs of groundwater suitable for irrigation in the western desert and arable fertile soil.

Infrastructures

There is only one railway in the province. It starts from the capital, Baghdad, to end at the mines’ area at Ukashat, having the length of (522) km. This railway is used to carry passengers and goods. Anbar has (24) station for passengers and (5) for goods.

  • The highway is regarded as the longest of the main roads in the province of Anbar, as it is (596) km. It stretches from Baghdad- Faluja- Ramadi- Turaibeel- Tunuf at the Iraqi- Syrian borders.
  • Another way has the length of (219) km linking Qaim – Ukashat- Rutbah district.
  • Qaim- Hadeethah road, (156) km
  • Nikhaib- Ar’ar outlet (160) km on the borders of Saudi Arabia.

Province of Anbar has borders with three states: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia Kingdom.

The Province has (4) outlets:

  • Turaibeel outlet with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • Tunuf outlet with Syria.
  • Qaim outlet with Syria.
  • Ar’ar outlet with Saudi Arabia Kingdom.

Education:

The Province has two Universities, Anbar University and Faluja University, in addition to technical institutes, a number of private colleges and the College of Al-Imam Al-‘Aadham- Branch of Anbar. There are 1201 primary school; 47 kindergarten, 584 secondary school, 4 Teachers’ Qualifying Institute and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Province of Anbar has (15) hospital and (161) medical center

Tourist sites

Lake of Thirthar: One of the most beautiful artificial lakes in Iraq. It was formed after Dam of Samara was built for irrigation purposes and to control floods of the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates. The lake can be attained at from Baghdad via Faluja and Ramadi, or via Samara.

Lake of Habbaniyah: This is a pan located to the south of the city of Ramadi, used to store 3.3 b.m³ and to return 2.7 b.m³ to the River of Euphrates at the season of draught. The lake is controlled by the Dam of Ramadi. The lake is linked southward to a river which connects it to the lake of Thirthar to drain the surplus water from Habbaniyah Lake to the Lake of Razaza whose capacity is 26 b.m³. A resort has been established on the banks of this lake.


Province of Wasit

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Historical BackgroundIt is situated in the middle of Iraq. Building the city started in 78 A. H. and it was finished in 86 A.H. to be the new administrative headquarter of the country. It was named Wasit due to its location in the center of the country or in between Al Koufa and Basra, this province is important for its Historical and ancient sites as it has more than (420) location such as Wasit historical City which is located in the South – east of the province as well as (Tal Mariees) located to the north of Badra District and (Tal Al Welayia) located in Al Ahrar District.

Location

Province of Wasit situates in the southern part of the middle area, The province center is the city of Kut, 172 km to the south of Baghdad, bordered by the Province of Diyala and Baghdad to the north and Maisan Province (206 km) and Thi Qar (204 km) both to the south, Babylon is ( 274 km) to the west and AL Qadesiah is ( 192 km) to the south west. Eastwards of the Province is the international borderline of Iraq with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Area

The area of the Province of Wasit is (17153) km²

Population

The population of the Province is (1303137) person

Main cities:

  •  Kut District
  • Al Noumaniah District
  • Hai District
  • Badra District
  • Aziziyah District
  • Souairah District.


Main Activities

– Agricultural

– Livestock

– Crude oil extraction

– Border port (Trade and tourism)

Economic at a Glance 

The Province is famous for   its Minerals and natural resources and a huge reservations of oil (such as, the oil fields of Ahdab at Ahrar District and Badrah field) and reservations of natural gas linked to the oil reservations. Raw materials for construction industries, such as cement, gypsum, brick, etc.) are also available in large quantities.

The province is distinguished by its agricultural lands and producing a high quality of the strategically grown plants such as wheat, barley, corn, cotton, sunflower, and many dates, vegetables and fruits production where The River Tigris go through it from north to south in a 327 km length in addition to Al Garaf, Al Deejail and Al Kalall rivers and underground waters.

 

Infrastructure:

Electricity:

Al Zobaidiah station is considered as a large electrical project in the country, it includes six generating units, four of them is of 330 MW per unit, and two of them are of 1220 MW overall power.

Education:

The Province has only one University, private collages and institutions, 818 primary school; 44 kindergartens and 284 secondary school.

Health

Province of Wasit has 8 public and private hospitals and 63 health care center.

Roads and Transportations:

In Wasit there is a net of main roads that link it with the Capital Baghdad and other province s such as ( Thi Qar , Maisan  and Babylon) in addition to the main road that connects the province  with the borderline with The Islamic Republic of Iran through Badra Border Port.

Tourism sites:

The province has many ancient and historical sites in addition to the religious sites dispersed in different locations of the province.

Wasit Historical City:

The city is located to the south east of Wasit and it goes back to 83 H, the gate of the city is one of the noticeable sites till this day which is thought to be the remains of the sand school in Wasit City.

Saeed Ibn Al Jabeir Shrine:

The shrine is Located in District of Al Hai 40 km to the south of Kut as he was one of Imam Ali ( Poh) friends.

Imam Taj Al Dein Shrine:

The shrine is located in Taj Al Dein District (to the north of Wasit province) around 100 km far from the center of the city and it is considered as a source of attraction to many visitors and tourists which empowers the tourism in the country.

Al Motanabi:

The shrine is located in Al Numaniya District in Wasit in which Al Mutanabi poetical festival is held annually with the present of many known Arab and Iraqi writers and critics.

Province of Babylon

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Historical BackgroundProvince of Babylon had been known as the Capital of the Babylonians during the rule of Hammurabi where the Babylonians ruled over Mesopotamia. The first dynasty of the Babylonians, ruled by Hammurabi (1792- 1750 B. C.) had ruled the majority of Mesopotamia provinces.

This Province is one of the main areas known for their agricultural production and it is rich in historical sites. Its center is Hilla. The Province has many investment opportunities among which are the religious, archeological and cultural tourism, cattle, and agricultural ones.

Area

Babylon has the area of (5.258) km².

Population

The population of the Province is (1953184) person.

Main cities 

  • Hashimiyah District
  • Mahaweel District
  • Hilla District
  • Musaieb District


Main activities

  • Industry
  • Textile
  • Cattle breading
  • Grains
  • Dates
  • Tourism

Economy at a Glance

Agriculture is regarded as the main activity in the Province, 25% of the manpower is employed in agriculture. However, there is also an industrial activity as another field, among which is the State Company for Automobile Manufacturing at Alexandria which produces vehicle bodies and assembles automobiles, in addition to other number of operating companies such as the State Company for Mechanical Industries and Hilla textile factory, Al Forat State Co., Corn flour and dextrin plant, Al Sada Cement Plant and disposable syringes plant.

Infrastructures

The Province is situated directly southwards Baghdad; therefore it has many roads which link it to the capital and other areas in Iraq. There is a direct road which links the Province to the Province s of Karbala, Najaf, Diwaniyah, and Wasit. The (Basra –Baghdad ) highway road passes through the Province .

Education

The Province  has two Universities (Babylon University) and (Al-Khadraa University),  technical college and institute and  a number of private collages, more than 881, primary school; 46 kindergartens, more than 383 secondary school, 5 Teachers Qualifying Institutes and a number of vocational Institutes.

Health

Babylon Province has (19) hospital and (111) health center.

Tourism sites

Babylon historical site: This is situated 5 km to the north of the city of Hilla. It had been the most famous city in the ancient and modern worlds and the miracle of the ancient world, particularly after its widest expansion by the Babylonian famous King Nebuchadnezzar (605- 562 B. C.). It became famous to such a degree that it turned to be the title of Mesopotamia civilization as a whole, Babylonia was the name.  Its walls and Hanging Gardens were among the Seven World Wonders.

Burs:

Burs is situated almost 15 km southwards the city of Hilla. Its scaled tower is a high mark on the Hilla- Kifl road. Its present name (Burs) is derived from its Babylonian ancient name (Bursia), a Sumerian word which means “Sea sword” or “Sea horn” as it had been situated on a stream or a lake.

Keesh historical site:

This is situated 13 km away from the city of Hilla, 6 km eastwards of Babylonian historical site. Among its antiques is the ziggurat of “Aneer Kedirma”, the ziggurat dedicated for the temple of (Ayil Baba), the God of war.


Province of Holy Karbala

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Historical BackgroundThe city history dates back to the Babylonian era. Some historians see that the word Karbala means (qurb Alilah: near God), a Babylonian origin word. It is said that the word has been chiseled from (Kur Babil: a number of Babylonian villages). The Province has soft pure land surrounded by dense orchards irrigated by the River Euphrates. The most prominent feature of the Holy City of Karbala is the shrine of Imam Hussein (Poh) and the shrine of his brother, Al-Abbas,(Poh). Within the Province, there is also Al- Akhaidhir stronghold, southward the city, the palace of Sham’oun at Ain Tamr, and Al-tar historical caves.

Location

Province of Karbala is situated on the right bank of River Euphrates, surrounded by important agricultural areas on three sides, particularly, the eastern side which occurs between the city and the River Euphrates. The city is 105 km to the western south of Baghdad, bordered from the north by the Province of Anbar; from the south by the Province of Najaf; from the east by the Province of Babylon; and from the west by the desert of Sham and the Saudi Arabia lands. The city occurs on the longitude 44° and the altitude 32°.

Area

The area of the Province of Karbala is 5.034 km².

Population

The population of the Province is (1151152) person

Main cities

  • Karbala
  • Ain Tamr
  • Al- Husseiniyah
  • Al-Hurr
  • Hindiyah
  • Akhaidhir
  • Touaireej



Main activities

  • Tourism
  • Oil refine
  • Dates
  • Citrus
  • Agriculture
  • Canning factories


Infrastructures

There are two main roads pass through Karbala, the first starts from southern Baghdad, passes through Karbala, and continues to Najaf. The second starts from Babylon and goes westward to Karbala and continues through the south part of Anbar to the border outlet of ‘Ar’ar towards Saudi Arabia Kingdom, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and Syria.

Education:

The Province has two Universities, Karbala University and Ahl al-Bait University, 532 primary school; 43 kindergartens, 233 secondary school, 5 Teachers’ Qualifying Institutes and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

The Province has (8) hospitals and (51) medical center .

Tourist sites

Karbala

Karbala is one of the ancient Iraqi cities. It enjoys a religious prestige due to shrine of Imam Hussein (Poh) and the shrine of his brother, Al- Abbas (Poh),. Among the most historical sites at the Province are the following:

Akhaidhir stronghold: This feature is one of the defensive archeological buildings. It is one of the characteristic Islamic military architecture regarding design and geometry, not only in Iraq, but also on the level of the Arab and Islamic World. The stronghold occurs on a desert way links Iraq to the external world.


Razaza Lake: This Lake is 18 km from Karbala, on the way leads to Akhaidhir. The Lake is 60 km in length 30 km in width. This wide beautiful lake is an important tourist site visited by people who are eager to practice various kinds of water sports and fishing.

Ain Tamr: The city of Ain Tamr “Shithatha” is situated to the western south of Kerbala, (67 km) from Karbala. It is a historical spot as it has ancient civilization ruins. Ain Tamr district is regarded the largest oasis in the western upland, It is famous for its palm tree forests and orchards. It is characterized for its landscapes, beautiful atmosphere during spring and autumn seasons. It is also famous for its mineral water which flow from more than fifty natural springs. A tourist complex composed of 20 tourist apartments, a hotel, and a restaurant, in addition to extended gardens was established in the area.

Province  of Holy Najaf

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Historical BackgroundNajaf is a historical city. It represents an important cultural, religious, commercial, and agricultural center at the center of Iraq. It is situated on a high mound over vast sand land overlooking from the northern eastern front on the cemetery of Wadi Salam “Valley of Peace”; and from the western front on the sea of Najaf.

The Province of Najaf embraces the tomb of Imam Ali, (Poh). It receives millions of visitors from all over the world.     

Location

Najaf is one of the Provinces which occurs in the middle of south Iraq, at the edge of the western upland, 161 km from Baghdad. The city is 70m above sea level. It is bordered from the north by the Province of Karbala, almost 80 km away.

Area

The area of the Province of Najaf  is (27. 845) km².

Population: The population of the Province is (1389549) person

Main cities:

  • Najaf District
  • Kufa District
  • Manathirah District
  • Abo – Sakheer District


Main activities

  • Agriculture
  • Cattle breading
  • Commerce

Infrastructures

  • There is a main road stretches from Baghdad southward to the Province of Babylon, and then to the province  of Najaf. Another road links province of Najaf to the Province of Karbala.
  • The Province has the international airport of Imam Ali (Poh).

Education:

The Province of Najaf has only one University, University of Kufa and (616) primary school; 45 kindergartens (322) secondary school; (4) Teachers’ Qualifying institutes and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Province of Najaf has 13 public hospitals and 76 medical center.

Tourist sites:

  1. Tomb of Imam Ali (Poh):

It is one of the most important sites for religious tourism. Its attended by almost 40 million visitors a year.

  1. Khan of Rahba:

It occurs on the old Hajj route within a low area, almost 30 km from the village of (Rahba). It was built from rocks and gypsum.

  1. Palace of N’uman Bin Al-Munthir:

Palace of N’uman Bin Al-Munthir is one of the palaces which date back to the ancient kingdom of Heera and the state of Akhminians Manathirah which enjoyed a major role in the Arab pre-Islamic history. Its monuments remained to cope with the historical events, it often enriched poets’ imagination who chanted these monuments and ruins.

Province of Muthanna

Historical BackgroundThe appearance of Warka City in the fifth millennium B. C. represents the first shift to the stable style of life and the early beginnings of the appearance of ruling régimes, writing, and laws which organized the social life. Agriculture and availability of water resources played a major role in the Sumerian settlement at these spots and the foundation of a civilization, the monuments of which are still there up to now. The area, including its vast desert, is characterized by agriculture and the many palaces and temples.

Location

Muthanna province is located in the south part of Iraq, at the edges of the alluvial plain. The majority of its areas height varies between (70- 220m) above the sea level. The River Euphrates and its branches pass through it. It is the second water resource for agricultural crops irrigation. The Province  is 270 km from Baghdad to the south. It is the second biggest Province , after Anbar, regarding its area. It has a desert climate, and its center is Samawa District and the province  has  administrative  boundaries with Al-Najaf and Al-Diwaniyha from the North, Basra and Dhi Qar from the east, Saudi Arabia from the west and part from Basra and Kuwait country from the south.

Area

The area of the Province  of Muthanna is (51.740) km², 12% of the total area of Iraq. The desert occupies 47.000 km², which means 85% of the total area of the Province.

Population: The population of the Province  is (800000) person.

Main cities:

  • Samawa District (Center)
  • Rumaitha District
  • Khidhir District
  • Salman District
  • Warka District


Sawah Lake
Main activities

  • Agriculture
  • Industry, especially cement, bricks, concrete structures
  • extractive industries
  • Oil products and refineries
  • Cattle breading


Akad Historical City
Economy at a Glance

The Province is characterized by the availability of the natural and human resources for investment, especially in the industrial sector. Muthanna province is rich with raw materials of the low cost in extraction and production, such as, limestone which is used in cement industry, sedimentary compounds of Sodium and Chlorine as salty compounds used in salt production. The Province is also characterized by lots of date palm orchards and its distinctive tourist site being near the Lake of Sawa and some tourist facilities.

Infrastructures

  • The Province has a vital location in the southern part of Iraq on the International road linking the province of Basra to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  • (Baghdad- Basra) railway line, and the availability of a maintenance station for locomotives and train carriages.
  • Oil refinery with 30.000 bpd capacity
  • The strategic pipe line which transfers gas from the province of Basra to Baghdad passing through Muthanna Province.

Education:

The Province of Muthanna has only one University and (496) primary school; 21 kindergartens (154) secondary school; (2) institutes for Teachers’ Qualifying, and 1 vocational institute.

Health

The Province has (4) hospitals and (57) medical center.

Tourist sites

Lake of Sawa: a closed salty lake located at the Province of Muthanna, southern Iraq, and few kilometers from the city of Samawa. The Lake is surrounded by a natural limestone wall which quickly repairs itself if broken due to fast hardening character of the limestone material in the water.

Historical tourist city: the location of historical Warkaa

Province of Diwaniyah

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Historical BackgroundIt is one of the middle Euphrates Provinces that lies within the alluvial plain of Iraq. The name of the city first appeared during the eighteenth century. River Euphrates passes through the Province where it is known as Shatt Al-Diwaniyah. Diwaniyah is characterized by the fertile lands which qualifies it to be the food basket for the people at the area in specific, and for Iraq, in general.

Location

The Province of Diwaniyah is located at the southern part of Iraq, between the Province s of Muthanna and Najaf. It is characterized by agriculture, such as rice, and other agricultural crops.

Area

The area of the Province of Diwaniyah is (8.507) km².

Population: The population of the Province is (1220333) person.

Main cities:

  • Diwaniyah District (Center)
  • Shamiyah District
  • Ifak District
  • Hamza District
  • Ghammas District


Main activities

  • Agriculture (Prominently rice)
  • Food stuff industries
  • Textile industries
  • Rubber industries (Tires)
  • Cattle breading


Infrastructures

There is a main road starts from Baghdad to Diwaniyah and a multi- track highway passes through the Province. The main Iraqi railway passes through the Province as well.

Education:

The Province of Diwaniyah has only one University and (710) primary school; 41 kindergartens, (299) secondary school; (4) institutes for Teachers’ qualifying, and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health:

Province of Diwaniyah has (9) hospitals and more than (71) medical center.

Province of Thi Qar

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Historical BackgroundThi Qar is one of the Iraqi southern Provinces. Its center is the city of Nasiriyah. Historical evidence indicates that this name exists from old ages. Some historical sites, such as, the ancient city of Ur, 5.000 years B. C. occurs there. It is the land where the Sumerians and Acadians settled.

Location

The Province of Thi Qar is located at the heart of the southern part of Iraq. The best part of the area of the Province is situated next to the Rivers of Euphrates and Gharraf. The Province is one of the most ancient lands settled by human being and established the first human civilization and there still lays the ancient archeological monuments of cities such as Ur and Lagash and else.

Area

The area of the Province of Thi Qar is (13,626) km².

Population: The population of the Province is (1,979,561) person.

Main cities:

  • Nasiriyah District(Center)
  • Rifa’i District
  • Shatra District
  • Suq Al-Shouyoukh District
  • Al Jabaish District
  • Al Garaf District



Main activities

  • Agriculture
  • (Engineering and textile) industries
  • Oil and gas production
  • Cattle breading
  • Fishing


Infrastructures:
Thi Qar Province has an electric-thermal station that produces 600 MW , there is also Al Nasyriah Gas turbine station and an Oil Refinery with a refining capacity of 30,000 bpd, it  has a good net of roads and transportation linking it to the neighboring provinces as there are many land roads. These are:

  • Baghdad- Basra free main way
  • Nasiriyah- Kut way
  • Imarah – Ri’fai- Diwaniyah way
  • Nasiriyah- Diwaniyah way
  • Nasiriyah- Samawa way
  • Nasiriyah- Imarah way

The Province is also penetrated by the railway which links Basra to the capital, Baghdad.

Education:

The Province of Thi Qar has two state universities, Thi Qar University at the City center and Sumer University at Ri’fai district and there are almost (1273) primary school; 40 kindergartens, (555) secondary school; (7) institutes for Teachers’ qualifying, and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health:

There are 11 hospitals and 138 public medical center in Thi Qar.

Province of Maysan

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Historical BackgroundIt is one of the southern Provinces of Iraq. It is located to the east of the country, on the Iranian borders. Its center is the city of Imarah. It is located on the River Tigris. It had been known, before 1976 as Imarah Province. It is believed that the origin of the name of “Maysan’ refers back to the Kingdom of Mayshan, and turned, by time, to be Maysan.

Its distinctive location formed a core for an important city and commercial center and had been adopted by Alexander the Great as a capital for his kingdom. Among its common names “Korat Dijlah”, i. e. a number of villages alongside the River Tigris.

Location

The province is located in the southern eastern part of Iraq, on the banks of the river Tigris. It is almost 400 km away from Baghdad. It represents a commercial center for agricultural crops, fish, and cattle. It is linked to the Provinces of Basra and Wasit by a 200 Km main road; and with the Province of Thi Qar through another road. An oil pipeline passes through the eastern part of the province and extends down to Basra and Fao southward.

Area

The area of the Province of Maysan is (16.072) km²

Population: The population of the Province is (1,050,580) person.

Main cities:

  • Imarah District(Center)
  • Maymouna District
  • Ali Al-Gharbi District
  • Qal’at Salih District
  • Kahla District
  • Mijar District

Main activities

  • Oil
  • Agriculture
  • Cattle breading
  • Agricultural industries
  • Sugar production
  • Paper production

Education:

The Province of Maysan has only one university and (653) primary school; 31 kindergartens, (186) secondary school; (4) institutes for Teachers’ Qualifying, and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health:

In Maysan, there are 6 hospitals and 80 main medical center.

Province of Basra

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Historical BackgroundBasra is the third Province in Iraq regarding population and considered as the economic capital of Iraq, its only port overlooking the Arab Gulf and its main sea outlet. Basra has several names mentioned by references, after building it, it was named Um Al-Iraq “Mother of Iraq”, Khizanat Al-Arab “Treasury of Arabs”, Al-Basra Al-Uthma “The Great Basra”, Al-Basra Al-Zahira “Prosperous Basra”, Thaghr Al-Iraq Al-Basim “The smiling mouth of Iraq”, Al-Fayha “The extensive”, Qubat Al-Ilm “Dome of Science”.

Location

Basra is situated at the extreme south of Iraq, on the western bank of Shatt Al-Arab, the watercourse which results from Rivers Tigris and Euphrates meeting at Qurna, 110 km northward of Fao. Basra is almost 55 km from the Arab Gulf, 545 km from Baghdad. It has mutual border with Saudi Arabia Kingdom and Kuwait southward, and with the Islamic Republic of Iran Eastward. Local borders of Basra are with the provinces of Thi Qar and Maysan to the north and Muthanna to the west. Basra is the only port of Iraq and its main sea outlet.

From a geographical view, it occurs at the southern eastern corner of Iraq. This location has its impact in putting the province within the huge desert extension in the continents of Asia and Africa which consequently results in its overwhelming dry climate.

Basra, within its geographical location, is linked to the other provinces of Iraq through paved roads which lengths vary according to being near to, or far from it.

Area

The area of the Province of Basra is (19.070) km².

Population: Approximately (2,744,758) person.

Main cities:

  • Basra District(Center)
  • Qurna District
  • Zubair District
  • Um Qasir District
  • Abu Al-Khaseeb District
  • Fao District
  • AlImdainah District

Main activities

  • Oil and gas
  • Sea charging and Railway
  • Agriculture
  • Food industries
  • Heavy industries, such as, iron and steel, fertilizers, and petrochemicals
  • Fishing


Economy at a Glance

Basra is one of the important provinces in Iraq, as it is rich with oil fields such as Rumaila field, Shi’aiba field, western Qurna field, and Majnoun field. Due to its location in the plains of Al  Rafidain valley, it is considered as one of the best locations for planting rice, barley, wheat, and millet. It is also famous for cattle breading. The province occurs on varying terrain land includes plains, upland, and desert and is also considered as a tourists Province for having many religious shrines and historical sites.

Infrastructures

Province of Basra has all the six Iraqi ports, including the deep port. Thus it is the transportation cross point of the southern part of Iraq. There is also a highway linking the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan to Iraq which starts from the Jordanian borders and ends in Basra. The province is also linked to the State of Kuwait via Safwan border crossing point, a main commercial outlet. In addition to these, there is Basra International Airport too.

Education:

The Province of Basra has only one university, University of Basra and (1198) primary school; 88 kindergartens, (632) secondary school; (14) institute for Teachers’ Qualifying, and many vocational institutes and schools.

Health

Province of Basra has 19 hospital and (121) medical center.

Tourist sites:

Sindibad Island

This island is a marvelous tourist site which is located at the middle of Shatt Al-Arab, opposite to Shatt Al-Arab Hotel in Maqal. It is linked to both river banks via Sindibad Bridge.

It has wonderful gardens decorated with beautiful fountains. There are facilities for visitor comfort, a tourist coffee shop, and tourist houses for residence, in addition to the floating hotel near the Island, and a vast coffee shop at the southern end of the Island.

Qurna City: It is 74 km northward of Basra; Qurna is the legendary place of Adam’s tree and paradise of Eden, where Tigris and Euphrates meet to form together Shatt Al-Arab, where we can see a lot of farms and orchards especially date palm orchards.

Abu Al-Khaseeb: This city is located on Shatt Al- Arab, 26 km to the south of Basra. It is the city of the late great poet Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab, it is also the center of date palm forests which are unique for their beautiful landscapes.

Investment Zones in Iraq

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The National Investment Commission has started a program to prepare mechanism and a system to establish secured zones for investment according to the text of Article 9 of the ratified amended Investment Law no. 13/ 2006 through cooperation with the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).The National Investment Commission has formed up a strategy for the investment zones in Iraq through cooperation with the Investment Program in the Middle East and North Africa of the (OECD). A draft of the general principles for the feasibility study related to the experimental investment zone at the province of Babylon has been prepared and a draft of investment protection assessment for the sake of investors in Iraq has also been prepared. The program attracted a number of advisors, lawyers, financial experts and investors to contribute with their opinions and expertise so as to specify the conditions and situations which ensure the great advantage of investment.The following Zones are in the phase of concluding requirements in order to be prepared and announced as safe investment zones:

  • Basra Investment Zone/ Khor Al-Zubair Zone.
  • Babylon Investment Zone/ Hitteen Zone.
  • Baghdad Investment Zone/ near the International Airport.
  • Anbar Investment Zone.
  • Middle Euphrates Investment Zone (between the Holy province of Najaf and the Sacred Province of Karbala).
  • Nineveh Investment Zone.
  • Diyala Investment Zone/ Camp of New Iraq.

Oil and Gas Sector

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Iraq is blessed with vast reservesof oil and natural gas, and is one of the most promising, still largely undeveloped sources of hydrocarbon resources in the world, after decades of lack of investments due to wars and sanctions. The importance of oil is not only limited to its role in developing Iraq but exceeds that to the role which it can play on the level of the international oil market for the big reserves which can be reinforced in the future because of Iraq’s being one of the most responding countries to the increase demand of energy and it is expected for Iraq to be the second largest international resource for the crude oil, this sector contributed to the GDP with the fixed price by %44 during 2014.. Iraq is actively seeking international investment and expertise to help in the development of its oil and gas sectors so negotiation rounds started and led Iraq for a new marsh in investment history. The Ministry of Oil announced new ambitious plan to increase oil production and exports during this decade depending on foreign investment as a main source to achieve this goal. The main way for investors interested in oil and gas sector is in oil bidding rounds announced by the ministry.It’s worth mentioning that the Oil Sector in Iraq has received a lot of attention from the federal government which resulted in developing its investment opportunities in addition to the announcement of the four bidding rounds , as mentioned above,  these opportunities has enabled reputable international companies to enter this field. Iraq has signed contracts in 2010 and 2011 with international companies to develop its oil fields within the first and second biddings rounds and to increase the production level to reach (11) million bpd in the next six years and to (12) million bpd upon adding the quantities resulted from other fields by national efforts.

Most of these contracts focused on developing major oil fields in south of Iraq, in addition to that the third bidding round announcement was released to develop three gas fields which are Ukaz in Ramdi Province, Mansouriyah in Diyala Province and Seebah in Basra Province.

On the other side, it is more likely that the oil and gas industry will continue to attract foreign business activities in the near future and that Iraq has a wide range

of untapped oil and gas fields which requires a large number of investments to develop these fields.

Table (9): Oil & Gas Indicators

Fixed oil reserves 144 billion barrel
Unfixed  oil reserves 215 billion barrels
Fixed gas reserves 98 Trillion Cubic Feet (TCF)
Estimated oil  potential reserves 31 Trillion Cubic Feet  (TCF)
Oil Production 2014 3,1 million Barrels/per day (bpd)
Targeted production for 2020 8 million bpd
Oil imports for 2014 2,5 million bpd

Source: Iraqi MoO according to letter no: 899 in Mar.26th, 2015

Oil:

There are 144 billion barrels of fixed reserves in Iraq discovered in 71 fields , 27 of which are developed and %75 of the fixed reserves concentrated in many major fields in the south east of the country near the Iraqi border with Kuwait and Iran. An additional %20 is located in the northern part of the country near Kirkuk.

Gas:

Iraq is similarly rich in natural gas, with 98 TCF in proven reserves, and an estimated 31 TCF in probable reserves.

Oil and gas export and distribution pipelines

Iraq has a wide pipeline infrastructure total of 4350 mile. There are three main pipelines that connect Iraq to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Syria in addition to the forth one (the Strategic line) that starts from Basra in the south to Kirkuk in the north. This line exports three quarters of daily production from Basra oil port in the south and the rest from the north pipeline from Kirkuk to Jihan port in Turkey.

Production, Distribution and Export:

As Iraq is developing its infrastructure at the present time, and heading towards expanding its productive operations in oil field, and to attract investments in production, distribution and export fields for oil sector in order to improve the current situation of oil sector as well as it will help to attract investments in other fields such as export pipelines particularly in Basra Port, and the export pipelines from Kirkuk Province to Jihan Turkish Port.

There is a wide range of needs in the south of Iraq which includes the need to establish a new pipeline to link the resources extracted from oil wells to refineries and to establish storage facilities in addition to expanding the ports. A number of studies were conducted to develop infrastructure which would enable Iraq to gain its position as a source for natural gas and this requires constructing an expanded infrastructure for gas sector in order to enable Iraq to supply the gas pipelines heading to Turkey and therefore it will supply major European markets.

Investment Opportunities in the Oil and Gas Sector

Ministry of Oil announced an ambitious plan to increase oil production and exports in the following years. Participation and direct investments are principal means for achieving this goal through oil licenses rounds announced by the Ministry.

A- Refineries Projects:

No Refinery Name Refinery capacity Project’s type Project’s cost Location
1 Kirkuk Refinery 150 thousand New 4.347 Between Qutan Village and Qoshqaya
2 Al-Nasiriya Refinery 300 thousand New 9.000 Near Houma Village

B- Pipes Projects:

No Pipe’s Name Pipe’s capacity Project type Project Estimated cost Location
1 Pipe for exporting crude oil from Haditha to the Syrian port of Banyas, and Aqaba port in Jordan 1.5 million New 5-7 Iraq – Syria
2 Pipeline for exporting crude under the Gulf waters till Al Fujairah in UAE 1 million New 4-5 Iraq – Jordan

Source: Iraqi MoO according to letter no: 899 in Mar.26th, 2015

2- Electricity Sector

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Electricity sector in Iraq presents a number of attractive investment opportunities to local and foreign investors. The government has ambitious plans aiming at raising the sector’s capacity through motivating investors in the fields of building, operating and supplying.

The Ministry of Electricity (MoE) has sought to activate the role of the private sector in several fields like finance, quick construction and the contribution in raising the additional generation capacity to cover the country’s need. The demand has grown furiously mainly by the essential consumer of electricity, families, in the recent years. Since the national power grid does not meet the local needs of the Iraqi families, they are forced to pay large amounts of money to be provided with electricity from the private sector.

MOE realizes that the current lack of electricity is the main obstacle for investments in all sectors since it is essential for the diversification of economy in the country, this sector has shared %2.7 of the overall local production in the constant prices for the year 2014.

It is planned for the power grid capacity to be (20,000) MW in 2015

Investment Opportunities Available in the Electricity Sector

N. Project’s name Capacity Province
1 Al-Yusfiya steam Station Project 420 Mega Watt Baghdad/ Al Yusfiya
2 Al-Yusfiya steam Station expansion Project 1400 Mega Watt Baghdad/ Al Yusfiya
3 South Baghdad station replacement project 480 Mega Watt Baghdad
4 Al Rasheed Gas Station expansion  Project 250 Mega Watt Baghdad
5 Al-Khairat steam Station Project 1200 MW Karbala
6 Turn  Al-Khairat Gas Station to a combined system 625 MW Karbala
7 Turn  Al-Rumaila Gas Station to a combined system 730 MW Basra
8 Turn  Shat Al Basra Gas Station to a combined system 625 MW Basra
9 Al Simawa Combined Project 750 MW Al Muthanna
10 Electricity station project to Cement factories complex  * 500 MW Al Muthanna
11 Maysan Combined Project 750 MW Maysan

3- Communication Sector

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The communication sector (wired and wireless) has witnessed substantial growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attraction in the recent years especially in the mobile phones and internet technologies which can be highly attributed to the existence of an independent organizing agency and the renewable opening up to the foreign companies.One of the most important development points in the communication sector in Iraq was developing the local wired

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and wireless communication networks. Wireless networks have been capable of changing the land line phones market in Iraq as these are providing both of this old service alongside with the internet service without having to use cables through the populated neighborhoods of the city.

Government of Iraq contracted in 2006 with different companies from the private sector to provide the wired communication networks which provide the services of voice and data transmission. Communication and Media Commission also granted in the same year three national licenses and three regional ones for providing local wireless communication services, national licenses may last for 10 years that can be extended for 5 more years while regional licenses can last for only 8 years.The national development plan for the years 2010-2014 refers that there are more than 15 million mobile phone users in 2008 which indicates the acceptable costs that can be afforded by many Iraqi families, with the government planning for a %100 coverage in 2014. In addition to that, the market remained open to the foreign companies to increase the national competition and prices comparison, as there are more than 3 main operating companies in the mobile fields in the country.The communication sector is considered as one of the successful sectors in the period following the year 2003. With better security situation, better laws and fully free market, the climate will be more suitable to attract more local and foreign investments.

Investment opportunities in the communication sector

Mobile Phones: in addition to the three national mobile phone licenses, the Ministry of Communication intends issuing a fourth license to open the door for all specialized companies in mobile phone services.

Internet System: due to recent developments in the field of communication services, Iraq needs to improve its internet infrastructure. Therefore, investors have an opportunity to establish projects that provide internet services.

Stationary Line Phone and Fibers: the investment opportunities in this field cover fixing and expanding the existing network, and supplying and establishing new phone stations, as well as large improvements in fiber optic net.

Local Wireless Stationary Ring: Investment in this field offers big advantages in Iraq through WLL which provides the ability to supply wireless services without the need to build a large network.

4-Health Sector

 

During the 1970s and 80s of the last decade, the Republic of Iraq was considered as one of the leading nations in healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa. Sanctions imposed on Iraq in the 1990s led to deterioration in the healthcare system.

Today the Iraqi government works on changing the healthcare system to make a better one through investment in teaching, training and infrastructure. The government is committed to return the healthcare system to a better quality than before by increasing the health care budget, which indicates a fundamental change in the government priorities in this vital sector.  There are 360 hospital and 1609 healthcare clinic located in the provinces and tens of thousands private medical clinics.

Health indicators are of great importance to growth, standard of living and human capacity building. It is well known that the health status of the people in any country is considered as a main factor in the economical growth of the country. In Iraq, the Ministry of Health is in charge of determining the health level within a large system of hospitals and different medical clinics in addition to the private health sector represented by private hospitals and private medical clinics.

Health Indicators reflecting the sector’s status and development:

  • Number of hospitals in Iraq (public and private) till 2013 is 360 hospital and 1609 healthcare center (except KRG).
  • Number of doctors in hospitals and medical centers (in private and public sectors) in 2011 is (20480) doctor of both genders while it was (19738) doctor in 2010 (except KRG).

Investment Opportunities in Health Sector

1.     General hospital, capacity: (400) beds-15 buildings (12 main healthcare centers / (1) typical healthcare center, specialized dental center). 1 sector building New construction Baghdad/ Al-Rusafa/ Bismayah New City
2.        Specialized cancer treatment center New construction Baghdad,  Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
3.                    Arabic Child Hospital in Al-Karkh (50 beds) New construction Baghdad/ Al-Karkh
4.                    3-4 Drugs and medical appliances factory. New construction Baghdad, Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
5.                    1 Sterility and fertility hospital, Capacity: (50 beds) New construction Baghdad  in Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
6.                    1 Specialized ophthalmology  hospital Capacity : ( 50 beds ) New construction Baghdad , Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
7.     1 Specialized cardiac surgery hospital capacity : (100 beds) New construction Baghdad, Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
8.  Specialized Plastic surgery hospital (50 beds) New construction Baghdad, Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
9.   2-3  hydrogen peroxide (pure O2)Plant New Construction Baghdad, Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
10.  Complete medical city New construction Baghdad , Al Karkh and Al-Rusafa
11.               4 General hospitals , capacity: 100 bed each New construction Baghdad, Al-Karkh and Al-Rusafa
12.   4 Specialized medical centers, capacity : (50 bed) New construction Baghdad , Al-Karkh and Al-Rusafa
13.               Twinning with international companies to run hospitals and other medical fields Contracting with specialized companies to open new hospitals in Iraq Baghdad , Al-Karkh and Al-Rusafa
14.   1 General Hospital Capacity : (+100 bed) New construction Babylon
15.   1 Specialized Heart and blood vessels surgery New construction Babylon
16.    1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Babylon
17.     1 Specialized Infertility and IVF (tube baby) center New construction Babylon
18.  1 Specialized ophthalmology  center New construction Babylon
19.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment (oncology) New construction Babylon
20.   1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Babylon
21.    1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Babylon
22.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Babylon
23.               1 hydrogen peroxide ( pure O2)Plant New construction Babylon
24.   1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Diyala
25.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Diyala
26.    1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Diyala
27.  1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Diyala
28.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Diyala
29.    1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Diyala
30.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Diyala
31.    1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Diyala
32.    1 Complete Medical City New construction Diyala
33.  1 hydrogen peroxide ( pure O2)Plant New construction Diyala
34.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Saladin
35.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Saladin
36.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Saladin
37.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Saladin
38.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Saladin
39.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Saladin
40.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Saladin
41.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Saladin
42.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Saladin
43.               1 hydrogen peroxide ( Pure O2)Plant New construction Saladin
44.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Wasit
45.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Wasit
46.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Wasit
47.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Wasit
48.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Wasit
49.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Wasit
50.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Wasit
51.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Wasit
52.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Wasit
53.               1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2)Plant New construction Wasit
54.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Kirkuk
55.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Kirkuk
56.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Kirkuk
57.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Kirkuk
58.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Kirkuk
59.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Kirkuk
60.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Kirkuk
61.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Kirkuk
62.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Kirkuk
63.               1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2) Plant New construction Kirkuk
64.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Nineveh
65.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Nineveh
66.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Nineveh
67.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Nineveh
68.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Nineveh
69.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Nineveh
70.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Nineveh
71.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Nineveh
72.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Nineveh
73.               2-3 hydrogen peroxide  pureO2) Plant New construction Nineveh
74.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Al-Anbar
75.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Al-Anbar
76.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Al-Anbar
77.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVF (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Al-Anbar
78.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Al-Anbar
79.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Al-Anbar
80.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Al-Anbar
81.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Al-Anbar
82.  1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2)Plant New construction Al-Anbar
83.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Holy Karbala
84.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Holy Karbala
85.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Holy Karbala
86.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Holy Karbala
87.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Holy Karbala
88.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Holy Karbala
89.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Holy Karbala
90.               1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Holy Karbala
91.               1 Complete Medical City New construction Holy Karbala
92.               1 hydrogen peroxide (pureO2) Plant New construction Holy Karbala
93.               1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Holy Najaf
94.               1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Holy Najaf
95.               1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Holy Najaf
96.               1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Holy Najaf
97.               1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Holy Najaf
98.               1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Holy Najaf
99.               1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Holy Najaf
100.           1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Holy Najaf
101.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Holy Najaf
102.           1 hydrogen peroxide (pureO2)Plant New construction Holy Najaf
103.           2General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Basra
104.           1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Basra
105.           1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Basra
106.           1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Basra
107.           1 Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Basra
108.           2 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Basra
109.     1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Basra
110.       1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Basra
111.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Basra
112.           2 hydrogen peroxide(pure O2) Plant New construction Basra
113.           1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Maysan
114.      1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Maysan
115.           1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Maysan
116.           1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Maysan
117.           1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Maysan
118.           1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Maysan
119.           1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Maysan
120.           1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Maysan
121.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Maysan
122.           1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2)Plant New construction Maysan
123.           1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Al-Diwaniyah
124.           1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Al-Diwaniyah
125.           1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Al-Diwaniyah
126.           1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Al-Diwaniyah
127.           1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Al-Diwaniyah
128.           1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Al-Diwaniyah
129.           1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Al-Diwaniyah
130.           1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Al-Diwaniyah
131.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Al-Diwaniyah
132.           1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2)Plant New construction Al-Diwaniyah
133.           1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Thi Qar
134.           1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Thi Qar
135.           1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Thi Qar
136.           1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Thi Qar
137.           4Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Thi Qar
138.           1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Thi Qar
139.           1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Thi Qar
140.           1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Thi Qar
141.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Thi Qar
142.           1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2) Plant New construction Thi Qar
143.           1 General hospital capacity : (+ 100 beds) New construction Al Muthanna
144.           1 Specialized Heart and Blood Vessels Surgery New construction Al Muthanna
145.           1 Specialized gynecology  Center New construction Al Muthanna
146.           1 Specialized Infertility and IVP (Tube Baby)  Center New construction Al Muthanna
147.           1Specialized ophthalmology Surgery hospital New construction Al Muthanna
148.           1 Specialized Cancer Treatment Center New construction Al Muthanna
149.           1 Specialized in Laparoscopic surgery and laser center New construction Al Muthanna
150.           1 Specialized Plastic Surgery Center New construction Al Muthanna
151.           1 Complete Medical City New construction Al Muthanna
152.           1 hydrogen peroxide (pure O2) Plant New construction Al Muthanna

 

5- Housing and Infrastructure sector:

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Economically speaking, housing is a very vital sector for the important roles it plays in the formation of the fixed capital, generating incomes and creating job opportunities and through the connection with other  activities. Many countries which enjoy financial surpluses go to maximizing the role of this sector, in other words considering it as a producing sector.
The Government of Iraq granted the private sector and the foreign investor the enabled role that may achieve touchable results in the housing production field by providing the lands suitable for housing purposes

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which will contribute to treating the problem of the residential slums and expanding in manufacturing the construction materials, taking into consideration the average growth of the Iraqi population and the fact of the need of 2 million housing units by 2015.The contribution of this sector to the GDP in the fixed prices was approximately 85% for the year 2015, while contribution of this sector to the GDP in the fixed prices the years 2014 was 5.7%.
This sector greatly contributes to the increasing demand on the materials used in production in addition to addressing unemployment in Iraq. The National Investment Commission announced the national housing project to build 1 million housing units in all provinces of Iraq and have already started the implementation of the first stage of this huge project through constructing 100 thousand units in Baghdad (Bismaiya New Housing City Project) implemented by Hanawah South Korean Company for Engineering & Construction, to build. These 100 thousand units is part of Baghdad’s total housing quota of 224 thousand units.

The following table shows the housing units needed by each province according to the database available at the Ministry of Planning:

Number of Housing Units that are to be implemented in each Province

Number of units Province/ Region
45 thousand units Anbar
54 thousand units Babylon
224 thousand units Baghdad
80 thousand units Basra
35 thousand units Diwaniyah
43 thousand units Diyala
31 thousand units Holy Karbala
40 thousand units Kirkuk
140 thousand units KRG
31 thousand units Maysan
22 thousand units Muthanna
37 thousand units Holy Najaf
101 thousand units Nineveh
39 thousand units Saladin
58 thousand units Thi Qar
36 thousand units Wasit

NIC is supervising the implementation of the project in all Iraqi provinces through facilitating the process of allocating lands for investors, while a group of Iraqi banks (Rafidain Bank, Rasheed Bank, and TBI) are regulating the financial processes regarding this project.

The National Investment Commission has announced many housing projects as investment opportunities, among which are the following:

  • Al-Rasheed Housing City Project (Al-Rasheed Military Camp formerly) at the Province of Baghdad: this project includes the construction of a modern city of approximately seventy thousand housing unit with integrated services, the project’s infrastructure shall include sport, medical, commercial, and entertainment centers. (the project is not assigned yet to any company)
  • Dhifaf Karbala Housing City Project at the Province of Holy Karbala: This project includes the construction of a modern city of approximately forty thousand housing unit with integrated services, the project’s infrastructure shall include sport, medical, commercial, and entertainment centers. The project was assigned to Bloom Emirate Real Estate Company and Al-Handhal International Group.
  • Al-Mustaqbal Housing City Project at the Province of Baghdad:

This project includes the construction of a modern city of an approximately thirty thousand housing unit, the city shall be supplied with the necessary services facilities. The project was assigned to Bloom Emirate Real Estate Company and Al-Handhal International Group).

  • Janatt Baghdad Housing City Project (Al-Dabbash Area formerly) at the Province of Baghdad: This project includes the establishment of a vertical housing complex of twenty housing unit, the project’s infrastructure shall include commercial, and entertainment centers. The project was assigned to Al-Hurra International Company.

Available Investment Opportunities at Housing Sector

No. Project name Location allocated area Province
1. Establishment of Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility). Al-Tarimiyah District/Abo-Serioel Quarter. 5609 Dunam and 13 Ulks. Baghdad
2. Establishment of Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al-Taji District/Sabie Al-Bour Quarter 47 Dunam and 21 Ulks. Baghdad
3. Establishment of Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al-Mahmoudiyah District/Abo-Shamiea Quarter. 102 Dunam Baghdad
4. Establishment of Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al-Nahrawan District/Al-Wihda Quarter. 47 Dunam Baghdad
5. Establishment of a Vertical Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 86/189Al Qasim District. 41 Dunam Babylon
6. Establishment of a Vertical Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 11/ 14/ 38 meem/ Fayadhiyah, Qasim District 22 Dunam Babylon
7. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 5/1/1460 Hashmiya 55 Dunam Babylon
8. Establishment of a housing complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al-Jazzera Qaurter.5818/1 55 Dunam Babylon
9. Establishment of a housing complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Macrory / Hilla 3/68978 46 Dunam Babylon
10. Establishment of a housing complex (According to investor’s economic visibility), 1/2129 Hor Al Khan / Eskandaria 30 Dunam Babylon
11. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 5427.6 meem 8 Khanaqeen Disrtict/ Hajj Qara Quarter. 62 Dunam Diyala
12. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Mandili 2/ 50 meem 17 Imam Abdul-Rahman Quarter. 147 Dunam Diyala
13. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 1/1/5 Eastern Part of Ba’aqoba Town. Various Areas Diyala
14. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al-Khalis District 1/ 5661 meem 47 Jidaydat Al-Aghawat Qaurter. 145 Dunam Diyala
15. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Tikrit Town/ southern part of the city 60 Dunam Saladin
16. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Peigi Distritct/ Al-Mahatta Quarter 35 Dunam Saladin
17. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Samara’ City/ City center 70 Dunam Saladin
18. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Toz City/ City center 90 Dunam Saladin
19. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Balad City/ City center 40 Dunam Saladin
20. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al Hay 4652/1/11 Jamela 200 Dunam Wasit
21. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al Sewaira/ 10720/3/2 Husainiya 214 Dunam Wasit
22. Establishment of a Housing horizontal Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Numaniya – 9409/6/18 Baghela 72 Dunam Wasit
23. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Qahtaniya 1348/1  m 16 -1100 dunam Nineveh
24. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Al Baaj 1/386 Q 51 Sinjar Island Nineveh
25. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility)  part of plot 1/28/57 Qahtaniya 484 Dunam Nineveh
26. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the plot 375/ 1/ meem 51 Mahalabiyah District 135 Dunam Nineveh
27. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility Rabiaa 5/2093/66 Sida 6 Dunam Nineveh
28. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 727/ 4 meem 65 Tal ‘Afar Town/Northern area 132 Donam Nineveh
29. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 19/ 1 meem 4 ‘Athba District  130 Dunam Nineveh
30. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot 362/5-Section 65/ Tal ‘Afar Town/Northern area/Al-Tal Quarter 12 Dunam Nineveh
31. Establishment of a Housing Complex (consists of 10,500 Housing units). Tal’Afar Town 13 Dunam Nineveh
32. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plots no. :- 2/66-2/67-2/68-2/69-2/70-2/71-2/72-2/73-2/74-2/75-2/76-2/77-2/78-2/79-2/80-2/81-2/41-2/43-2/45-2/47-2/48-51 section 46/Jaziratt Tal’Afar 42 Dunam Nineveh
33. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plots No.:- 4/847-4/848-4/845-Section 3/Eastern Part of Sinjar Quarter and the plot no.427/275-Section 4/Nasiriyiah Quarter 18 Dunam Nineveh
34. Establishment of a Housing Complex (right of disposal /Housing Cooperative Association of Businessmen) Plot 37/section 45/Kopakliyah 62 Dunam and 22 Ulks and 75 m² Nineveh
35. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.2/20-Section 37-Kirkuk Municipality 749 Dunam Kirkuk
36. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.13/3-Section.9-outside the basic design of the province 60 Dunam Kirkuk
37. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.97-section.53- Kirkuk Municipality 223 Dunam Kirkuk
38. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no. 255-Section.24- outside the basic design of the province 500 Dunam Kirkuk
39. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot 356 /39 outside the basic design of the province 5 Dunam Kirkuk
40. Establishment of a Housing Units at Al-Amriyah of Falujah According to investor’s economic visibility Faluja City – Amriyah Town– within the municipality boarders of Amriyah Town 387 Dunam Anbar
41. Establishment of a Housing Complex  at Rawah According to investor’s economic visibility Anbar- Rawah town- within the borders of the municipality in the new extension of the town 108 Dunam Anbar
42. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Anbar- Haditha Town- Dam of Haditha Town 102 Dunam Anbar
43. New Habbaniyah City (According to investor’s economic visibility) Anbar- Habbaniyah OWN- on Habbaniyah lake beach 16.000 Dunam Anbar
44. Establishment of Saladin Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Saladin area/ Dawajin Quarter 336 Dunam Anbar
45. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Faluja (According to investor’s economic visibility) Faluja town/ plot 2/ 5353 62 Dunam Anbar
46. Establishment of a Housing Complex for officials (According to investor’s economic visibility) Haswa Town/ Shamiyah District 83/ 28706/ meem 47 80 Dunam Anbar
47. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) 4/11 meem 32 Hartha District- behind Basrah- Baghdad Railway and behind Khamsa Meel area 13 Dunam Basra
48. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the plot 1/ 55 Northern Safwan District/ Zubair Town – Safwan District 81 Dunam Basra
49. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.17/2530-Section 7-Um-Qasir 37  Dunam and 2000 M2 Basra
50. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.17/622/7-Um Qasir 61 Dunam and 1250 M2 Basra
51. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the Plot no.10-Section.28-Baiban District 239 Dunam Basra
52. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Shatt- Al- Arab Town (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the Plot no.1/10-Section.28-Baiban District 275 Dunam Basra
53. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Shatt Al-Arab Town (According to investor’s economic visibility) The plot 1/ 6142 meem/ 61/ Abu- Al- Khseeb Town 50 Dunam Basra
54. Establishment of a Housing Complex for South Refineries Company  (According to investor’s economic visibility) Zubair Town/ Section 52/ Shua’ibah District 2303 Dunam Basra
55. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Safwan (According to investor’s economic visibility) Zubair Town/ Southern Mouailhat District 2943 Dunam Basra
56. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Plot no.1873/1849-Kut City-Zubair Town 50 Dunam and 1500 M2 Basra
57. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Safwan municipality (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the plot no.420/ Northern Safwan District 119 Dunam Basra
58. Establishment of a Housing Complex at Safwan municipality (According to investor’s economic visibility) Part of the plot no.420/ Northern Safwan District 15 Dunam Basra
59. Establishment of a Housing Complex for South Refineries Company  (According to investor’s economic visibility) Tannouma District -according to project need Basra
60. Establishment of a Housing Complex for South Refineries Company  (According to investor’s economic visibility) Fao Town –according to project need Basra
61. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) announced by the State Company for Food Stuff Trading. 9/11-Section 17- tharwiyah District/Al-Zubair Town 21 Dunam Basra
62. Al-Qiblah Housing Complex Plot no.1/794/Al-Qiblah District 2 Dunam Basra
63. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Sabakh 1 100 duman Basra
64. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Sabakh 2 101 duman Basra
65. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Center of Majar Al- Kabeer Town 79 Dunam Maysan
66. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Maymouna Town 79 Dunam Maysan
67. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex for officials (According to investor’s economic visibility) Maymouna Town/ Adil District 32 Dunam Maysan
68. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Qal’at Salih Town 52 Dunam Maysan
69. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Maymouna constituency/ Salam District 38 Dunam Maysan
70. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Uzair District 16 Dunam Maysan
71. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Ali Al- Sharqi Town 38 Dunam Maysan
72. Establishment of a Horizontal Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Kahla Town 45 Dunam Maysan
73. Establishment of a Housing Complex (announced by Ministry of Construction and Housing)  According to investor’s economic visibility Center of Emara City -40 dunam Maysan
74. Establishment of a Housing Complex for Officials announced by the Ministry of Trade. Al-Ufiyah District-10/1368/Meem.5 9 Dunam Maysan
75. Establishment of  Housing Complexes According to investor’s economic visibility 22/ 11373/22/11374/22/11373/22/
11370/18/ Sadr Al-Yousifiyah District
25 Dunam Diwaniyah
76. Establishment of  Housing Complexes According to investor’s economic visibility 25/3337/5 um al abbasiyat 20 Dunam Diwaniyah
77. Establishment of Housing Complexes According to investor’s economic visibility Al-Rifa’aiee Town 150Dunam Thi Qar
78. Establishment of a Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) City center/ Commission of Thi Qar Oil Fields 112 Dunam Thi Qar
79. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Nasiriyah City 100 Dunam Thi Qar
80. Establishment of a Housing Complex (assigned by Ministry of Housing and Constructions) According to investor’s economic visibility Nasiriyah City According to city need Thi Qar
81. Establishment of Housing Complexes According to investor’s economic visibility Nasiriyah City/Al-Baladiya 68 Dunam Thi Qar
82. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Al-Jibaiesh Town (outside the Municipality’s Borders) 100 Dunam Thi Qar
83. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Al-Battha’a  Town (outside the Municipality’s Borders) 60 Dunam Thi Qar
84. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Al-Manar Town 61 Dunam Thi Qar
85. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility (new Nasiriyah City) Nasiriyah 580 dunam Thi Qar
86. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Nasiriyah 93 dunam Thi Qar
87. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , Vertical for Ur company Nasiriyah 2 dunam Thi Qar
88. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal for investment employees Nasiriyah 20 dunam Thi Qar
89. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , vertical for integration employees Nasiriyah 3 dunam Thi Qar
90. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal for electricity employees Nasiriyah 119 dunam Thi Qar
91. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal for inspection employees Nasriya 4 dunam Thi Qar
92. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Rifaee 150 dunam Thi Qar
93. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , vertical Rifaee 234 dunam Thi Qar
94. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Al Gharaf 160 dunam Thi Qar
95. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Suq Al Shiukh 225 dunam Thi Qar
96. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Al Tar 100 dunam Thi Qar
97. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Al Fajir 88 dunam Thi Qar
98. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Al Fouhod 75 dunam Thi Qar
99. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Qalaat Sukar 100 dunam Thi Qar
100. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility , horizontal Al Nasir 136 dunam Thi Qar
101. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility announced by the Ministry of Trade Abu Mahar Samawa/ 23/ 128/ meem 6 98 Dunam Muthanna
102. Establishment of a Housing Complex (consists of 800 Housing Units) Al-Jazirah Town 39 Dunam Holly Karbala
103. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility announced by the State Company for Food Stuff Trading. 3/8510/Section.61/ Al-Jazirah Town 4 Dunam Holly Karbala
104. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility announced by the State Company for Food Stuff Trading. 3/5751-Section.61- Al-Jazirah Town 2 Dunam Holly Karbala
105. Establishment of a Multi-Storey Housing Complex (According to investor’s economic visibility) Southern part of Holly Karbala Province between the new Cemetery and the green belt. 194 Dunam/170 Dunam Holly Karbala
106. Establishment of a Housing Complex According to investor’s economic visibility Al Kufa/ Abo Madhi 38 dunam Holly Najaf

7. Transportation Sector

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It is one of the important economic sectors for its direct impact on the daily life of people and its tangled connection with the other economic sectors which can’t be improved and developed without good infrastructure and efficient services of the transport system and all types of land usage requires a road net that meets its needs.

This sector is characterized by a big contribution of the local and foreign private sector and investments in implementing and operating lots of its projects.

The contribution of this sector to the GDP in the fixed prices was approximately 2.7 % for the year 2014,

Iraq has planned to exploit its special geographic location in developing the transport sector in all its branches (land, maritime and air), the matter that will help in achieving the economic growth and creating lots of job opportunities in the international commercial businesses especially when developing the sector’s infrastructure which will result in diversifying revenues and providing better services to people and all users.

Available Investment Opportunities in Transportation

N. Company Name Project Name Province Estimated Cost (billion dollar bw) Execution Period Suggestions
1 State Company for Private Transport Al- Khilany Garage Baghdad 60 24 months Establishment of an international transportation station upon modern architectural specifications as per prepared designs
Abo-Ghraib Garage Baghdad 18 24 months –          Utilization of front side elevations to establish offices and commercial /services shops.-          Shops to be linked to a two- storey mall on the right side within allocated land
Second New-Baghdad Garage 25 28 months Utilization of the added space (market) to establish a modern market at floor no. 1, while floor no. 2 and floor no.3 shall be established a s a Mall that consists of commercial and services offices.
Al-Umah Garage Baghdad 5 12 months Utilization of Garage’s front side to establish a two-storey building that includes offices and services shops.
Al-Umh Garage  Babylon 15 18 months Establishment of three-storey Mall that includes commercial offices and car park.
Al- Soub alsagheer Garage Babylon 15 18 months Utilization of the yard opposite to the Garage’s front side to establish a two-storey shopping building that includes offices and medical clinics.
Al- Haritha Garage Basra 10 18 months Utilization of the Garage’s front side to establish a two-storey building that includes offices depending on the available space of the Garage.
Al-Moufakhya Garage Basra 10 18 months Utilization of the Garage’s front side to establish a two-storey building that includes offices depending on the available space of the Garage.
International Transportation Garage Wasit 40 24 months Establishment of an international transportation based on developed specifications, the station is to include offices, waiting halls and car park.
Al- Mutanabi Station for Transportation Wasit 40 24 months Establishment of a developed transportation station that includes all required services
(Ihiaa Mokhaiam) Transportation Station Karbala 21 18 months Establishment of a developed transportation station that includes all required services
2  State Company for Travelers and delegates transportation Establishment of a Tourist Hotel Baghdad —— ——- A feasibility study was previously prepared to establish a tourist Hotel on the piece of land corresponding to Buratha Mosque which is located at Al-Etifiyah District, since Al-etifiyah District is considered as a religious tourists District.
3 State Company for Iraqi Airways 5-star Hotel Baghdad 90 Billion  Dinar 3 years Establishment of 5-star Hotel at the areas surrounding the Airport.
Hotel 3-star Hotel  Karbala 16 billion dinar 18 months Establishment of 3-star Hotel for Aircraft Crew.
4 State Company for Implementation of Transport Project Establishment of  Asphalt  Plant Al-Yousifya 10 billion dinar 2 years Production of Asphalt to be provided to MoT projects and  other ministries in Baghdad Province and its surrounding areas.In addition to the above mentioned, Asphalt production shall be provided to roads development projects in Baghdad with the current existing plants in order to participate in Iraq’s rebuilding campaign
Establishment of concrete  plant Abu – Ghraib 9 billion dinar 2 years

Strategic Projects Opportunities for the Ministry of Transportation

First:   State Company For Iraqi Railways

Project Name : The Circular line (Around the city of Baghdad)
Details : The detailed designs were prepared by the Italian consultancy firm (Sotakni) in 1982, the length of the doubled circular path is (112) K.m, and the total length of the main path and its branch lines is (284) K.m.designs are currently conducted by the Czech Consultancy Firms (AKB), (CZ) and (Power Office).
Length (k.m) : 284
Type of line : mix
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25 Tons
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 200
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 23
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 46
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 430
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2430
Execution Period 5 years

 

 

Project Name : Basra – Fao
Details : The detailed designs were newly prepared by the German consultancy Firm (Dorsch Group).
Length (k.m) : 100
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 1
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 100
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 1
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 70
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 300
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 1410
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 1710
Execution Period 3 years

 

 

Project Name : Basrah –Shalamjah-Iran
Details : A primary study wasprepared by the staff ofthe State Company ofIraqi Railways. A newdetailed designs are required to be prepared.
Length (k.m) : 35
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 1
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 120
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 80
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 2
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 10
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 135
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 500
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 635
Execution Period 3 years

 

 

Project Name : Musaiab –Karbala –Najaf-Samawa
Details : The detailed designs were prepared by the Italian consultancy firm (Sotakni) in 1982. The designs were updated lately by the Italian Consultancy Firm (Etal Fair).
Length (k.m) : 228
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 6
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 2
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 750
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2400
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 3150
Execution Period 3 years

 

 

Project Name : Mosul-Duhok –Zakoh- Turkey
Details : The detailed designs were prepared by the British Consultancy Firm (Hinderson Huges) in 1982. The updated detailed designs are currently conducted by the Czech Consultancy Firms (AKB), (CZ) and (Power Office).
Length (k.m) : 160
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 200
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 1
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 55
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 450
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2157
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2607
Execution Period 3 years

 

 

Project Name : Baghdad-Kut-Imarah-Basra)
The branch line (Kut-Nasriyah-Shua’aibah-Um Qasr)
Details : the detailed designs are old and missing, it was prepared by the British Consultancy Firm (Hinderson Huges) in 1982. The main line (Baghdad-Kut- Imarah-Basra) of (504) K.m length (double line), and the branch line (Kut-Nasriyah-Shua’aibah-Um Qasr)
of (406) K.m length (double track).
Length (k.m) : 910
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 14
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 35
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 2730
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 11000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 13730
Execution Period 7 years

 

 

Project Name : (Baghdad-Baqubah-Kirkuk-Erbil-Mosul), and its branch line (Baqubah-Khanqeen-Al Munthriyah-Iran)
Details : the detailed designs were prepared by the French Consultancy Firm (Souvrel) in 1982. The updated detailed designs are currently being conducted by the Czech Consultancy Firm (CZ Group).
The length of the double line is (455) K.m and the length of the single lines (which can be doubled), is (200) K.m.
The length of the main lines and branches lines, ranges between (700 to 750) K.m.
Length (k.m) : 700
Type of line : mix
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 6
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 20
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 1650
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 7000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 8650
Execution Period 7 years

 

Project Name : Kirkuk -Sulimanya
Details : The detailed designs were newly prepared by the Consultancy Firm (Mosure Automatica).
Length (k.m) : 120
Type of line :
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 200
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 2
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 6
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 350
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 3000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 3350
Execution Period 5 years &half

Project Name : Ramadi-Karbala
Details : The detailed designs were prepared by the Italian consultancy firm (Sotakni) in 1982. The detailed designs were newly prepared by the German consultancy Firm (Dorsch Group).
Length (k.m) : 133
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 3
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 36
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 400
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 1500
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 1900
Execution Period 3 years

 

Project Name :
Details :
Length (k.m) :
Type of line :
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity :
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) :
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) :
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) :
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) :
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) :
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) :
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) :
Execution Period years

 

Project Name : Railway line connecting Iraq and Jordan (through Rutba-Tribil Cross Point).
Details : The detailed designs were newly prepared by the German consultancy Firm (Dorsch Group).
Length (k.m) : 400
Type of line : Single (can be double)
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 3
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 12
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 50
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 4000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 4050
Execution Period 5 years

 

Project Name : Shuaiba- Zubair-Al Muraid- — Safwan-Kuwait
Details : The detailed designs were newly prepared by the Italian Consultancy Firm (Etal Fair). The length of this project depends on the execution of other projects that will be established in the future, the estimated length of the said project may reach (14) K.m from (Mareed Station to Safwan)
Length (k.m) : 52
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 2
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 20
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 150
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 500
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 650
Execution Period 3 years
Project Name : Kut – Baquba
Details : New detailed designs are required to be prepared for this project since there are no detailed designs or any documents existed for this project.
Length (k.m) : 250
Type of line : double
Signs& Communications : ERTMS /LEVEL 2
Axial load capacity : 25
Passengers Speed (k.m /Hours) : 250
PRODUCTES Goods Speed (k.m /Hours) : 140
Passengers Transportation Capacity (million) : 6
PRODUCTES Goods Transportation Capacity (million) : 20
Land purchases Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 750
Implementation Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 3000
Total Estimated Cost for project Establishment (million dollar) : 3750
Execution Period 4 years

Second:

State Company for Ports of Iraq:

N. Updated  Investment Opportunities Estimated Cost
1 Establishment of Al- Faw Grand Port $ 6 b
2 Establishment of (13) multi – purpose jetty at Um Qasr  $ 500 m
3 Establishment of (13) multi – purpose jetty at Khur Al-Zubair port $ 500 m

 
 Third:
General Company for Civil Aviation :

N. Updated  Investment Opportunities Estimated Cost
1 Middle Euphrates International Airport Project (MEIA)  $ 1,9 b

 

7- Industry and Minerals sector

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The Industrial sector is seen as one of the most prominent component of the non- oil economy, and the Ministry of Industry and Minerals (MIM) is considered as the main pillar for the industrial policy in Iraq which encourages investment according to investment law for the year 2006 as amended and it runs the state owned enterprises (SOEs) and seeks to develop these SOEs in cooperation with other sides willing to invest to raise efficiency of performance. MIM also specified a number of projects through which it aims at attracting foreign investments especially that this Ministry already has a number of investment bases and regulations.

Law No.22 for the year 1997 (regarding state owned companies) focuses on rehabilitating the operating plants

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which employ capitals and special expertise and it allows the SOEs to conclude agreements with foreign investors who will also be covered by the incentives and privileges provided by the investment law No. 13 for the year 2006 that encourages investment and it also provide protection to foreign investments in this sector among other economic sectors. The contribution of this sector to GDP in fixed price has reached (3.1%) for the year 2014.
MIM launched an ambitious program in 2005 for granting licenses to establish joint ventures and production sharing agreements for the purpose of promoting investment in this sector where investor should undertake all the rehabilitation processes, management and operating the plant at his own within the framework of the investment concept announced by the Ministry against a share of the production within a pre specified duration of 15-20 years, and the investor is free to suggest rehabilitation through rehabilitating the available machines and equipments or substitute all by new machinery, in all cases, the Ministry will be an active partner and shall be ready to provide the investor with all available database in addition to helping in issuing the entry visas for the technical teams to the plant sites.

The developments in this sector included evaluating the suggestions to reduce the imports volumes to reinforce domestic products and ensure a package of comprehensive reforms which guarantee protection of investors’ benefits and help to maintain a framework for the sustainable investment in SOEs, it is expected that the reforms package wall not only lead to rehabilitate this sector but will result in producing new proactive energies and enforcing the available laws.

Iraq currently has diversified light and heavy industries like carpets, automobile assembling, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, fertilizers and other more industries. It is hoped that SOEs can play an important role in supplying both the state and private industries with the required products and services in light of applying a series of technical and management reforms and the investment directions to improve the quality of performance and production.

MIM has more than 72 SOEs that deal with various sectors which can be shown in the table below:

 

No. of companies Sector
28 Engineering sector
18 Food & Chemical Industries
6 Construction
7 Textile
4 Services Sector
9 Others
72 Total

 

*according to Ministry of Industry & Mineral’s letter/Investment Department, numbered 4571 on 21/2/2015

Most of SOEs works in low capacities for the following reasons:

1- Old machinery, equipments and production lines as most of them were provided during the seventies and eighties of the last century.

2- Old technology that does not match the international progress in the industrial sector

3- The unreliable national power grid that can’t meet the electrical needs of industrial plants.

4- Domestic market opening up to imported products, the matter that impacted the competitiveness of the national products.

Consequently, MIM has adopted a plan to rehabilitate and develop most of SOEs through partnering with Arab and foreign private sector.

The Role of Government in the Industrial Sector

MIM is aiming at rehabilitating its companies or turning them into state or private joint stock companies and has announced a number of investment profiles for several companies, some of which have already been won by investors in order to be rehabilitated and operated, while issuance of investment law No. 13 for the year 2006 as amended has contributed much to reinforcing this trend.

Legal frameworks that govern the process of rehabilitating SOEs in addition to investment law can be shown below:

State companies’ law No. 22 for the year 1997as amended:

This law regulates the work of the state owned companies, the provision (15/3) of the same law allows the state company to conclude partnership with foreign company to implement a business that lays within the state company activities in Iraq depending on the legal basis for the partnership contracts included in the state companies law which gave the right to these companies to partner with Arab and foreign companies and enterprises to implement works relevant to the state companies objectives inside Iraq.

Public sector projects that are to be rehabilitated or operated with private and mixed sector, are covered with all privileges and guarantees prescribed in the investment law no.13 of2006 (the first amendment of investment law no.13 of 2006 (Article 6/B), that was added to the text of (Article 32).The law applies to the projects agreed on and contracted before the enforcement of this law.

Companies law No. 21 for the year 1997 as amended:

Provision No. (8) of this law allows limited companies to form projects where the state contributes less than 25% of the capital shares.



 

Available Investment Opportunities at Ministry of Industry and Minerals announced as Investment Opportunities which includes (New Projects and Rehabilitation Projects)

Below, you can find the table of Available Investment Opportunities at Ministry of Industry and Minerals that are distributed in terms of the type of the project and form of investment and according to the Province the project is located in bases on management and production partnership.

For rehabilitation projects, the goal is to increase the production capacity and as for the new project, the goal is to attract direct investments.

 

Table of available investment opportunities at the Ministry distributed on two types, new projects and rehabilitation projects in each Province.

 

No Project State Company Project type Estimated cost Capacity Location(Province)
1.        Medical Bandage Factory State Company for Cotton Manufacturing Rehabilitation and Development $4 m. 412 Ton/ year Baghdad/ Kadhimiyah
2.        Al-Ameen Factory State Company for Vegetable Oils Rehabilitation and Development $11 m. 16200 Ton/ year Baghdad
3.        Al-Ma’moon Factory State Company for Vegetable Oils Rehabilitation and Development $21 m. 38950 Ton/ year Baghdad
4.        Al-Rasheed Factory State Company for Vegetable Oils Rehabilitation and Development $ 16 m. 34.700 Ton/ year Baghdad
5.        Production of Electric Industries and Cooling Systems State Company for Electric Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $ 50 m. Baghdad
6.        specialized equipment and Surveillance Camera factory Fidaa State Company Rehabilitation and Development $8 m. Baghdad
7.        Battery Production Factory State Company for Battery Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $13 m. 500 thousand citric battery Baghdad
8.        Factory of Tahadi Company (Mechanic and Station installation) Tahadi State Company Rehabilitation and Development $18 m. Baghdad
9.        Plastic factory State Co. for Construction industries Rehabilitation and Development $12 m 16 thousand ton Baghdad
10.    Metal rolling factory Al Smood State Co. Rehabilitation and Development $ 10 m 50 thousand ton Baghdad
11.    Al Mansoor factory Vegetable oils co. Rehabilitation and Development $12 m 300 thousand ton Baghdad
12.    Medical gases factory State Co. for drugs manufacturing Rehabilitation and Development $10 m 200 L/H Baghdad
13.    Cable Factory Ur State Company Rehabilitation and Development $ 30 m. 52346 Ton/ year Thi Qar 
14.    Aluminum Portion Factory Ur State Company Rehabilitation and Development $ 25 m. 51100 Ton/ year Thi Qar
15.    Petrochemical Production Factory State Company for Petrochemical Productions New Establishment $ 2 b.30 %state funding %70 private sector 460 thousand ton/ year Thi Qar or Basra
16.    Abu Al-Khaseeb Fertilizer Factory Sothern State Company for Fertilizer Manufacture New Establishment $ 500 m. 500 thousand Ton/ Day Basra
17.    Factories of State Company for Petrochemical Manufacturing State Company for Petrochemical Industries New Establishment $ 2 b. 1 million Ton/ year Basra
18.    Longitudinal  Pipe Factory State Company for Iron and Steel New Establishment $ 300 m.%30 state funding %70 private sector 350.000 Ton/ year Basra
19.    Nitrogen Fertilizer Factory Sothern State Company for Fertilizer Manufacturing New Establishment $ 920 m.$276 m funded by the Gov. (%30) 1 Million Ton/ year Basra
20.    Basra Paper factory State Co. for paper manufacturing Rehabilitation and Development $45 m 60.000 Ton/year Basra
21.    Oil canning project Vegetable Oils New Establishment %100 Foreign Investment 250.000 ton Basra
22.    Kaolin Alum Factory State Company for Mishraq Sulfur New Establishment $ 25 m. 50.000 Ton/ year Nineveh
23.    Sulfuric Acid Factory State Company for Al Mishraq Sulfur New Establishment $ 10 m. 20.000 Ton/ year Nineveh
24.    Alumina Sulfide  Factory Mishraq Sulfur New Establishment $25 m. 500.000 Ton Nineveh
25.    Maysan Plastic Factory -State Co. for construction manufacturing Rehabilitation and Development $ 22 m. 16.000 Ton/ year Maysan
26.    Mu’tasim Factory (Ali-Al-Hadi) State Company for Vegetable Oils Rehabilitation and Development $24 m. 16.900 Ton Maysan
27.    Maysan Paper Factory State Company for Paper Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $50 m. 57.000 Ton/ year Maysan
28.    Glass boards Factory State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $5 m. 300.000 Ton/ year Anbar
29.    Glass bottles factory State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $21m 32.000 ton/year Anbar
30.    Cement Production Factory State Company for Cement Manufacture New Establishment $ 25 m. 300.000 Ton/ year Anbar
31.    Plates factory State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $22m 22.000 ton/year Anbar
32.    Walls Ceramic factory State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $5m 500.000 m²/year Anbar
33.    Toilet, Shower Ceramic Factory State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $6m 5.000 ton/year Anbar
34.    Flat Glass project State Company for Glass and Ceramic Manufacture New Establishment $180 m%30 state funding %70 private sector 120.000 ton Anbar
35.    Samawa Cement Factories (2) Sothern State Company for Cement Manufacture New Establishment $ 350 m. 2 million Ton/ year Muthanna
36.    Factory of State Company for Tire Production State Company for Tire Manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $ 50 m. 576.000 tire and 2 m pipe/ Year Holy Najaf
37.    Ductile Pipe Factory New Establishment $ 260 m.%24 state funding 55.000 Ton/ year Babylon
38.    Disposable syringes  Factory State Company for Drug Production Rehabilitation and Development $ 1 m. 80 Million syringe Babylon
39.    Tractors and Agricultural Production Factory State Company for Mechanic Industries Modernization and Development $ 30 m. Babylon
40.    Tires Factory State Co. for Rubber manufacture Rehabilitation and Development $35 m 306.000 tire and 1.1 m pipe Dewaniya
41.    Transformers, Optic Cable, and Electric Gage Provision Factory Diyala State Company for Electric Industries Rehabilitation and Development $ 12 m. Diyala
42.    Rubber Production Factory State company for rubber Industries Rehabilitation and Development $ 35 m. Diyala
43.    Iron factory Diyala State Co. Rehabilitation and Development $ 2m 180.000 iron Diyala
44.    Fans Factory Diyala State Co. Rehabilitation and Development $ 3m 500.000 fan Diyala
45.    Sparking plug  Factory Diyala State Co. Rehabilitation and Development $ 8 m 15 fan Diyala

 

Investment Opportunities Announced by the Provinces in the Industrial Sector

 

No Project Location Project Assigned Plot Province
1.        Phosphoric H3PO4 and Sulfuric H2SO4 Acids Production Factory Qaim Town, Westward of Anbar Province, near Ukashat mine, near Ruttba Town To be determined  according to the project need, the location at al-khamat (Al-Manajam) or in industrial cities Anbar
2.        Portland Cement Production Factory Ruttba Town, Westward of Anbar Province, near raw material site To be determined according to the project need and the raw material location (mines) or at the industrial cities. Anbar
3.        Salt Resistant Cement Production Factory Ruttba Town, Westward of Anbar Province, near raw material site To be determined according to the project need and the raw material location (mines) or at the industrial cities. Anbar
4.        Magnesia MGO, Magnetite MGCO4 and Magnesium Sulfate   Production Project Ruttba, or any other site agreed on by the investor. To be determined according to the project need and the raw material location (mines) or at the industrial cities. Anbar
5.        Ferro-Silicon Factory At the industrial city. 10 Dunam Anbar
6.        Garbage Recirculation Factory Ramadi Town, province 36/ Jabal, Plot 1/ 5111 25 Dunam Anbar
7.        Iron Scrap Gather and melt Project Near the industrial area at 35th Km. 25 Dunam Anbar
8.        Industrial City at Ramadi Near 35th Km, along the highway/ part of 83/ 33596 jeem 47, Shamiya Haswa 3.000 Dunam Anbar
9.        Industrial City at Ana Town Ana town 3.600 Dunam Anbar
10.    Industrial City at Heet Heet Town- Plot no 390/ 460, province 6, Haswat Al-Shamiyah, on the left side of Heet- Kubaisah road. 2km away from the road. 600 Dunam Anbar
11.    Industrial Complex alkaline and chlorine production Al-Simawha Salty land 50 Dunam Al-Muthanna
12.    Iodized Salt Factory Al-Simawha Salty land 20 Dunam Al-Muthanna
13.    Sodium Carbonate Factory Al-Badiyah 25 Dunam Al-Muthanna
14.    Cement Production Factory Al-Salman 400 Dunam Al-Muthanna
15.    Cement Production Factory Basiyah 400 Dunam Al-Muthanna
16.    Paper Bags for Packaging Cement Al-Badiyah 25 Dunam Al-Muthanna
17.    Household detergents  Factory Al-Warkaa 25 Dunam Al-Muthanna
18.    Water and soft drinks Packaging Factory Al-Warkaa 20 Dunam Al-Muthanna
19.    Industrial Service City Al-Badiyah 50 Dunam Al-Muthanna
20.    Logistic Service City Al-Warkaa 50 Dunam Al-Muthanna
21.    Dairy Products Factory Al-Rumaitha 15 Dunam Al-Muthanna
22.    Garbage Recycling Factory Al-Samawah 20 Dunam Al-Muthanna
23.    Industrial City/ Construction Industries Plot 14/3/ meem 29/ Abu Agarib 320 Dunam Babylon
24.    Industrial City Plot 2/17, 1/17 Abu Smaich Al Kifl town 3.5 Dunam Babylon
25.    Industrial City in Nile Plot 1/1/m/24 eastern stream 400 dunums Babylon
26.    Industrial City/Food Stuff Plot 1/1/meem 5/Al-Shattiyah 14 Dunam Babylon
27.    Dates Factory in Midhatiys Plot 24/1/m9 Al Awadil 4 dunam Babylon
28.    Hitteen Company Site Investment zone for heavy and medium industries. A special system is being done by the NIC with cooperation with OECD. 6.000 Dunam Babylon
29.    Industrial City Ba’quba, down town 500 Dunam Diyala
30.    Manufacturing and assembling of water purification systems Ba’quba, Industrial City. 10 Dunam Diyala
31.    Food Industry Complex Industrial City 200 Dunam Diyala
32.    Petrochemical Industry Complex Industrial City Dunam 100 Diyala
33.    Mechanical Industry Complex Industrial City 25 Dunam Diyala
34.    Furniture Industry Complex Industrial City 20 Dunam Diyala
35. Garments Industry Complex Industrial City 15 Dunam Diyala
36. Sport Devices and Equipment Industry Complex Industrial City 25 Dunam Diyala
37. Modern  Industrial City Plot 1/9/meem 24/Tal Abo Rassin/Ba’quba-Kina’an 350 Dunam Diyala
38. 7 Garbage Recirculation Factories at the Province Center and its Districts. Tikrit and its Districts Various areas Saladin
39. Grinding Mill Plot 162/1220/meem 32/Tal Al-Banat 2 Dunam Saladin
40. Cement factory Badrah Town 100 Dunam Wasit
41. Brick factory Badrah Town 50 Dunam Wasit
42. Vegetable Oils Factory 3/9. 3/15, 3/18, 3/12, and 3/11 meem34 Algawiyah, Kut 200 Dunam Wasit
43. Garbage Recirculation Factory Province center, Towns and Districts Various areas Wasit
44. Diary Factory Province center, Towns and Districts Various areas Wasit
45. Industrial City Jasan town 1600 duman Wasit
46. Establishing an Integrated Industrial City Laylan District 1.000 Dunam Kirkuk
47. Establishing Modern and developed Yellow Corn Factory Hawijah Constituency 10 Dunam Kirkuk
48. Establishing Modern Integrated Brick factory according to International standards Center of Kirkuk 25 Dunam Kirkuk
49. Industrial City Penja Ali District 514 Dunam Kirkuk
50. Industrial City  Taza District 169 Dunam Kirkuk
51. Construction Projects Karbala- Construction Industries area- Ayn Al-Tamr Road, Near Thermo-stone Factory 442 Dunam Holy Karbala
52. Thermo-stone factory with not less than 1.000 cubic meter/ Day Karbala- Ayn Al-Tamr Road, Near Thermo-stone Factory 6 Dunam Holy Karbala
53. Colored Glass Production Project. Southern part of Karbala- Najaf High-land Vast areas are available Holy Karbala
54. Industrial Zone for Light Industries Northwest of Al-Hurr Town 722 Dunam Holy Karbala
55. Industrial City Zubair Town/ Part of the plot 32 meem 43 Northern Arkli 880 Dunam Basra
56. Industrial City Zubair Town/ 7/ 1 meem 56, Southern Arkli 600 out of 2.000 Dunam Basra
57. Establishment of Tomato paste Factory Safwan/ Part of the plot 10/4 meem 6 Southern Mouaylihat 12 Dunam Basra
58. Dates production Plot 218/32/meem 7/Nahar Khoz 1,170 m² Basra
59. Industrial Zone Plot 91/meem 17/Hadamah 3,500 Dunam Basra
60. Industrial Zone 2/1/meem 62/Al-Sabakh Lands Basra
61. Food, Light Complementary industries, and Construction Factories 8 km away from Province Center 125 Hectometer Maysan
62. Laboratories for Oil Industries Province Center 20,000 Dunam Maysan
63. Garbage Recirculation Factories Province Center and the Districts 6000 Dunam Maysan
64. Industrial Area Province Center 4.000 Dunam Maysan
65. Industrial Area  Nasiriya 100 Dunam Thi Qar
66. Pre cast factory Nasiriya 3 duman Thi Qar
67. Partition boards Nasiriya 20 duman Thi Qar
68. Garbage Recirculation Factory Al Rifaee 10 Dunam Thi Qar
69. Garbage Recirculation Factories Shatra 5 Dunam Thi Qar
70. Electric Devices Manufacture Factory Out of Municipality Boarders 1 Dunam Thi Qar
71. Iron and Steel Factory Out of Municipality Boarders 5 Dunam Thi Qar
72. Food Manufacture Factory Out of Municipality Boarders 3 Dunam Thi Qar
73. Woolen Woven Factory Out of Municipality Boarders 1 Dunam Thi Qar
74. Paper Garbage Recirculation Factory Chibaysh 25  Dunam Thi Qar
75. Dairy Production Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
76. Grinder and Mill Al-Shattrah Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
77. Animal feed Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
78. Plastic Pipes Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
79. Vinegar and Molasses Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
80. Chemical Materials Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
81. Electrical Equipment and devices Fac83.tory Al-Shattrah Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
82. Tomato Paste Production Factory Al-Shattrah Town 3 Dunam Thi Qar
83. Industrial Factory Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
84. Chemical Industries Factory Al-Rifa’aiee District 1 Dunam Thi Qar
85. Garbage Recycling Factory Al-Rifa’aiee District 10 Dunam Thi Qar
86. Grinder and Mill for Grains Al-Rifa’aiee District 10 Dunam Thi Qar
87. Gas Factory Al-Jibaiesh District  1 Dunam Thi Qar
88. Mineral Water Factory Al-Jibaiesh District 4 Dunam Thi Qar
89. Food Production Factory Qal’att Sukkar 4 Dunam Thi Qar
90. Ice Production Factory Al-Isla’ah District 4 Dunam Thi Qar
91. Bitmoss Fertilizers Factory Al-Isla’ah District 10 Dunam Thi Qar
92. Dairy Factory Al-Isla’ah District 10 Dunam Thi Qar
93. Paper and Wood Panels Factory Al-Isla’ah District 50 Dunam Thi Qar
94. Animal Feed Factory Al-Isla’ah District 10 Dunam Thi Qar
95. Animal Feed Factory Sayed Dakhell District 100 Dunam Thi Qar
96. Mineral Water Factory Al-Batha’a District 2 Dunam Thi Qar
97. Mineral Water Factory Al-Tarr Distrcit 3 Dunam Thi Qar
98. Dairy and Mineral Water Factory Al-Tarr Distrcit 20 Dunam Thi Qar
99. Industrial Project Al-Tarr Distrcit 8 Dunam Thi Qar
100. Industrial Project Al-Tarr Distrcit 4 Dunam Thi Qar
101. Animal Feed Factory Al-Tarr Distrcit 4 Dunam Thi Qar
102. Mineral Water Factory Al-Dawiyah District 1,200 sq.m Thi Qar
103. Animal Feed Factory Al-Dawiyah District 50 Dunam Thi Qar
104. Establishing an Industrial area Out of Province Center 300 Dunam Diwaniyah

Table of the Investment Opportunities in the Industrial Sector Available at Ministry of Trade

No Project Company Project Type Allocated Land Location
1 Food Stuff Packaging Factory State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 20 Dunam Baghdad/ Taji
2 An Integrated Store State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 6 Dunam Baghdad/ Jamila
3 Stores and marketing complex with its facilities State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 10 Dunam Holy Karbala/Al-Jazirah District
4 Rehabilitation of cooled stores State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 50 Dunam Diwaniyah Shaf’iia
5 Rehabilitation of cooled Stores State Company of Food Staff Trade Rehabilitation 200 Dunam Basra/ Hartha
6 Rehabilitation of Freeze Store State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 22 Dunam Basra/ Khor Al-Zubair
7 Rehabilitation of cooled Store State Company of Food Staff Trade Rehabilitation 21 Dunam Basra/ Khor Al-Zubair
8 Food Factory and Marketing Center State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 20 Dunam Wassit/Al Kut
9 Food Factory and Marketing Center State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 40 Dunam Al Anbar/Al -Ramadi
10 Food Factory and Marketing Center State Company of Food Staff Trade New Establishment 65 Dunam Babylon/Al-Aliyaa

 8- Tourism Sector:

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Iraq’s cultural, religious and natural environment is regarded as an attracting factor for investors and visitors since it is a country of ancient civilization, international archeological sites and sacred religious sites in addition to the outstanding natural sites in the northern parts of Iraq.

There is a plan prepared by the government to develop and expand transport infrastructure to serve the largest number of tourists.

Tourism is regarded as an important factor of the economic and social development factors in the various countries and it represents a main resource

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of the national income resources which provide job opportunities through its different projects and activities, accordingly; the government has been serious to lay down plans to invest the country’s cultural and tourism components. The big changes that Iraq witnessed in all its economic and social sides have motivated the state to adopt active policies and programs to draw the development advancement features, the diversification and social mergers basement with putting investment plans for the coming years aiming at laying the foundations for an investment environment to improve the economic and cultural status supporting the Iraqi economic pillars and reinforcing the social security.

Ministry of Tourism and Archeology is considered as the Iraqi governmental side responsible for developing and sustaining the tourists sites in Iraq through developing required infrastructure and maintaining its genuineness and impact whereas this includes rehabilitating, maintaining and reviving specified sites, contracting with archeological establishments and holding official teaching and training programs.

There are lots of opportunities to invest and rehabilitate tourists’ sites all over the country.

Available Investment Opportunities in Tourism Sector

N. Project Location Allocated  Land Province
1. Entertainment City Al-Husainiyah District20m/6/29847 Al Rasheed 16 Dunam and 64 m2 Baghdad
2. Entertainment City Al-Zuhoor District-Plot no.29851/meem 50 Dunam Baghdad
3. Floating Rest Karkh/ Sinak Br. 150 m Baghdad
4. Floating Rest Resafa/ Abo Nowas. 150 m Baghdad
5. Entertainment City Al-Husainiyah District10m/6/30037 Al Rasheed 5 Dunam Baghdad
6. Babylon Tourist Hotel Province Centre According to project need Babylon
7. Mahanawiya Tourist Island Northern Part of Babylon Province-Plot no.4/44/ 850 Dunam Babylon
8. Tourist Complex Al-Udhaim Dam According to project need Diyala
9. Tourist Hotel and Entertainment Area Khanaqeen/ 6/ 5418/ 8/ Hajj Qara District 10 Dunam Diyala
10. Entertainment City Baladrose 1/303 According to project need Diyala
11. Entertainment City and Coffee Shop Jalawlaa Town 111/15/meem 34/Koshk District 10 dunam- Diyala
12. Entertainment City Jalawlaa 1334 Al-Ouruba – According to project need Diyala
13. Entertainment City Khanaqeen/plot no.19/3/section.3/Al-Hamidiyah District 2,5 Dunam Diyala
14. Tourist Project Tikrit City 3 Dunam Saladin
15. Tourist Project Tikrit City 6 Dunam Saladin
16. Entertainment City Beji District 5 Dunam Saladin
17. Entertainment City Balad District 2.5 Dunam Saladin
18. Entertainment City Al-Sharkatt District 35 Dunam Saladin
19. Olympic Swimming Pool Al-Door District 3 Dunam Saladin
20. Hotel, Restaurant and Coffee Shop 1/ 648 meem 22 zouiyat Al-Zar’a/ Aziziyah District 3.6 Donam 3.6 Dunam Wasit
21. Tourist Complex Plot no.1/30/section.111/Babnet/nearby Mosul Dam/Talkeef District 10 Dunam Nineveh
22. Tourist Complex Plot no.1/29/section.111/Babnet/nearby Mosul Dam/Talkeef District 10 Dunam Nineveh
23. Tourist Complex Plot no.104/section.16/Qara Tiba District/Mosul Road/ Ba’shiqa/Al-Hamdaniyah District 7,7 Dunam Nineveh
24. Tourist Complex at the Dam of Mousil 30 km Northern Mosul 88 Dunam Nineveh
25. Rehabilitation of the waterfalls tourist complex 6 km northern Mosul 250 Dunam Nineveh
26. Tourist complex Ba’shiqa mountain/ two neighboring plots 1- governmental, plot no. 110 province 4/ 2.000 Dunam Nineveh
27. Health tourist resort at Hammam Al-‘Aleel Hammam Al-‘Aleel, near Sabit hill on Tigris river 4 Dunam Nineveh
28. Rehabilitation of Ashour hotel Mosul- Cornish overlooks Tigris river 1 Dunam Nineveh
29. Forest and tourist city 17/ 432 meem 37 Buaiza Hai Al- Arabi 60 Dunam Nineveh
30. Amusement Park Centre of Al-Hamdaniyah Town 12 Dunam Nineveh
31. Amusement Park and Children Playgrounds Part of Plot 5312/21/section.38/ Northern Yarmajah/Sumer Quarter 7 Dunam Nineveh
32. Amusement Park and Children Playgrounds Plot.2071/58/section.31/Qazza Fakhrah District/Al-Hussain Qaurter/Al-Jalili District/Mosul Town 42 Dunam Nineveh
33. Tourist City Part of plot 665/10/section.31/Qazza Fakhrah District/Ashur Quarter 3 Dunam Nineveh
34. Entertainment City Part 47/212/section.32/Al-Shourah District/Ashur Quarter 1,6 Dunam Nineveh
35. Entertainment City Plots 201-200-199/section.163/Northern Al-Kosh/Talkeef District 4 Dunam Nineveh
36. Entertainment City, Gardens, Parks and Coffee Shop Part of plot no.1529/1/section.51/Al-Muhalabiyah District 20 Dunam Nineveh
37. Entertainment City Plot 5/2093/section.66/Al-Sa’adah District/Rabia’aa 9 Dunam Nineveh
38. Entertainment City Part of plot.1868/10/section/31/Qazza Fakhrah District/Al-Gazali Quarter 6 Dunam Nineveh
39. Swimming Pool and Coffee shop Plot 484/8/section Talsaquf District/Talkeef Town 1,4 Dunam Nineveh
40. Amusement Park Plot 2/787/section.13/Talmous District/Zumar Quarter 12 Dunam Nineveh
41. Amusement Park Plots: 47/116-499/41-212/47/section 32/Al-Shourah District 6 Dunam Nineveh
42. Amusement Park Plot 6/433/section Qabbak Wafukni/Al-Aiyadhiyah District/Tal’afar Town 4 Dunam Nineveh
43. Amusement Park Plot 2212/1/Section. Southern Hawiee Al-Kaneesah 29/Mosul Town 4 Dunam Nineveh
44. Al-Sha’ab Tourist Park Outside the basic design/Kirkuk Municipality 169 Dunam Kirkuk
45. Al-Ihtifalat Square Park Plot 296/6/section 39/ Kirkuk Municipality 15 Dunam Kirkuk
46. 5 Stars Hotel Faluja/ the Highway, near Faluja University 10 Dunam Al-Anbar
47. “First of May” tourist Hotel Haditha Town 6 Dunam Al-Anbar
48. Qa’aim Entertainment City Qaim Town 11 Dunam Al-Anbar
49. Hotel and Shopping Mall Karbala- Abbasiyah- Hamza Al-Zighair street plot 80/ 66 and meem 80/ 64 meem 24 2 Dunam Holy Karbala
50. Hotel apartments overlooking Euphrates River Karbala- Hindiyah Town 8 Dunam Holy Karbala
51. Tourist Hotel Plot 3/575/section.61/Al-Jazeerah 26 Dunam Holy Karbala
52. Al-Salam Hotel Centre of Province According to project need Holy Najaf
53. Entertainment Park Part of plot 116/8771 24 Dunam Holy Najaf
54. Amusement Park Part of plot 65/meem 6/Al-Haidariyah District 10 Dunam Holy Najaf
55. Tourist Complex Part of plot 65/meem 6/Al-Haidariyah District 30 Dunam Holy Najaf
56. Entertainment Park within Housing Quarter Part of plot 29/Al-Hurriah District According to project need Holy Najaf
57. Cornish overlooking Al-Bazil River At the District entrance from Al-Abbassiyah Side According to project need Holy Najaf
58. Amusement Park Haswatt Al-Khournaq Quarter/meem 3/Al-Manathirah District 5 Dunam Holy Najaf
59. Amusement Park Al-Khournaq Quarter 1/2942/ Al-Manathirah District 1612  m² Holy Najaf
60. Amusement Park Plot 30/358/Rukniyah/Al-Mishkhab District 1419  m² Holy Najaf
61. Amusement Park Plot 30/99/ Crossing of three commercial roads/Al-Mishkhab District 6  Dunam Holy Najaf
62. Al-Manathirah Park Plot 5/249/meem 2/Al-Haswah Town/ Al-Manathirah District 7,7 Dunam Holy Najaf
63. Tourist Restaurant Plot 274/Ta’a/Al-Mishkhab District 1,5 Dunam Holy Najaf
64. Marbid Novotel Hotel 10/95 / Mannawi Pasha 7 Dunam Basra
65. Entertainment City 76/40 Centre of Province 4 Dunam Basra
66. Entertainment land and water city Plot 849 Qiblah/Centre of Province 10 Dunam Basra
67. Hotel and Entertainment City Plot 3/828/Al-Qiblah District/ Centre of Province 7 Dunam Basra
68. Zoo Plot 2087/298/Jimhouriah District/Zubair Town 3 Dunam Basra
69. Entertainment City Plot 2087/219/Jimhouriah District/Zubair Town 2 Dunam Basra
70. An Integrated Sport City Plot 1815/532/Zubair Town 4 Dunam Basra
71. Entertainment City Plot 56/Safwan Quarter/Zubair Town 10 Dunam Basra
72. Entertainment City Plot 2/3368/Fao Town 35 Dunam Basra
73. Tourists City Plot 2/3953/6/Fao Town 17 Dunam Basra
74. Tourists City Plot 53/2/Seebah District/Fao Town 4 Dunam Basra
75. Tourists City Plot 3958/2/meem 6/ Fao Town 17 Dunam Basra
76. Tourists City Plot 5235/231/Al-Pasha River/Qurna Town 900 Dunam Basra
77. Entertainment City Plot 231/2105/Al-Pasha River/Faw Town 41 Dunam Basra
78. Amusement Park and Entertainment City Centre of Province 30 Dunam Maysan
79. Entertainment City Plot 45/46/Al-Mawqiee   Quarter 55 Dunam Maysan
80. Amusement Park and Entertainment City Centre of Province 55 Dunam Maysan
81. Amusement Park and Entertainment City 27/4180 the great Majar 6 Dunam Maysan
82. Amusement Park and Entertainment City 14/1600 the Abo Rumana 7 Dunam Maysan
83. Zoo and Entertainment park47/13 city center 6 Dunam Maysan
84. Amusement Park and Entertainment City Centre of Emara 6 Dunam Maysan
85. Resort in Hwaiza Marshes Hwaiza Marshes 63 dunam Maysan
86. First class hotel Kut According to project need Wasit
87. Entertainment Center Kut According to project need Wasit
88. Park and water city Kut According to project need Wasit
89. Hotel and rest 648/1/22 Azizya 3 Duman Wasit
90. Tourist City 6/1/38 Kut Khajiya 15 Dunam Wasit
91. Tourist Hotel Down town- on Euphrates banks 2 Dunam Thi Qar
92. Tourist City Down town- Siphon- Thi Qar 30 Dunam Thi Qar
93. Al-Nasiriyah Amusement Park Al-Nasiriyah Town (within the Municipality Borders) 38 Dunam Thi Qar
94. Entertainment City Al-Nasiriyah Town 289 Dunam Thi Qar
95. Floating Restaurant Al-Nasiriyah Town 500 m² Thi Qar
96. Floating hotel Al-Nasiriyah Town 1125 m² Thi Qar
97. Tourist Hotel Al-Shattrah Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
98. Tourist Complex in Al-Bada’aa Al-Shattrah Town 18 Dunam Thi Qar
99. Youkha Tourist Complex Al-Shattrah Town 2000 m² Thi Qar
100. Al-zuhoor Amusement Park and Marina Al-Shattrah Town 9 Dunam Thi Qar
101. Entertainment City Souq Al-Shiyoukh District 26 Dunam Thi Qar
102. Tourist Hotel Al-Rifa’aei Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
103. Entertainment City Al-Rifa’aei Town 18 Dunam Thi Qar
104. Entertainment City Al-Garraf Town 18 Dunam Thi Qar
105. Tourist Complex Al-Islah Town 100 Dunam Thi Qar
106. Cornish and Boats Marina Al-Battha’a Town 6 Dunam Thi Qar
107. Entertainment City Al-Dawiyah Town 7,5 Dunam Thi Qar
108. Entertainment City Al-Fuhood Town 40 Dunam Thi Qar
109. Entertainment City Al-Jibaiesh Town 30 Dunam Thi Qar
110. Entertainment City Al-Jibaiesh Town (outside   the Municipality Borders) 20 Dunam Thi Qar
111. Cornishe Development Project Al-Nasr Town (within  the Municipality Borders) 4 Dunam Thi Qar
112. Tourist Complex and Entertainment City Al-Nasr Town (within  the Municipality Borders) 96 Dunam Thi Qar
113. Entertainment City Sukkar Castle 8 Dunam Thi Qar
114. Tourist Complex Sawah Lake -According to project need- Al-Muthanna
115. Tourist Hotel ASMAWHA Town-Euphrates Shore According to project need — Al-Muthanna
116. Entertainment City Samawah /Al-Warka’a/Al-Rumaitha Triangle According to project need — Al-Muthanna
117. Entertainment City Plot 457/Al-Salahiyah Town 1 Dunam Diwaniyah
118. Entertainment City Plot 2.609/meem 43/Al-Mahanawaiyah Town 21 Dunam Diwaniyah
119. Entertainment City Plot 13/meem 8/Aziz Allah Town 38 Dunam Diwaniyah
120. Entertainment City Plot 34/416/meem 15/Al-Masafutt and Al-Haseen District 6 Dunam Diwaniyah
121. Hotel Krud Al Jumjuma 35/m/15 74 Dunam Babylon
122. Rest & Coffee Shop Tajeya 1/12444/17m 1962m² Babylon
123. Resort Northern Jumjuma 190/1/m/15 9 Dunam Babylon
124. Entertainment City Al Midhatiya 1/2539 Al Alak 23 Duman Babylon
125. Hotel and Mall 2/3 m / Abi Gharaq 15 Dunam Babylon
126. First class hotel Hilla center 19580/24 9 Dunam Babylon
127. Al-Mahanawaiyah tourist Island Al-Mahanawaiyah/ Sada/ 4/44 6 Dunam Babylon

 Education Sector

Sustainable development concept is always at the forefront of the international community interests, and since people has always occupied the first priority among the sustainable development factors, international world gave more importance to paying strong attention to develop the mental abilities and learning opportunities for human beings making education a human right for each individual in the society guaranteed by all international laws. The education standards in any country are seen as a measure for its advancement and development. In Iraq; laws guarantee the opportunity of obtaining good education for all Iraqis.

Education is still one of the greatest concerns of countries and despite the big progress in the primary education and the increase in the numbers of pupils joining schools and anti- illiteracy movements, big efforts are still being made increasingly to improve education quality by the government and it is still a big challenge for the developing countries including Iraq to keep pace with the intellectual advancement and skill development starting from kindergartens to high school levels.

Iraq is one of the most important countries that gave special attention to education system since the mid twentieth century, as it owns many reliable universities which are listed among the best ones in the Arab region. Iraqi universities were established in the beginning of the second half of the twentieth century starting with Baghdad University in 1957, Mustansyriah University 1963, whereas other universities were established after 1980 like University of Technology, Basra University, Mosul University, Sulaimanyah University in addition to a number of technical institutes. Iraq is in need for many educational institutions to meet the increasing demand as a result of population growth, the reality that provides investors with great opportunities to invest in this sector.

Education Indicators

  • Kindergartens

There are (1041) kindergartens in Iraq for the school year 2013-2014 while they were (967) in 2012-2013. Number of children attending the mentioned kindergartens is (202525) for the year 2013-2014 against (125391) for the year 2009-2010. Number of kindergartens teachers has reached (7971) in  2013-2014. The following table shows indicators

A table shows the development in kindergartens during

2009-2014

No. of Teachers No. of Children No. of Kindergartens School year
5353 125391 631 2009- 2010
5475 141158 648 2010- 2011
7559 193358 967 2012-2013
7971 202525 1041 2013-2014

1-Primary Education
Through analyzing the most recent data for the year 2013-2014announced by the central organization for statistics and information technology regarding the educational surveys we can find the following:

  • Number of (morning and evening) primary schools in Iraq is (15807) for the school year 2013-2014, (26.4%) are for boys and (22.4%) for girls while (51.2%) are mixed schools.
  • Number of the available pupils in (morning and evening) primary schools is (5558674) for the school year 2013-2014where the girls’ rate is (46%) and boys is (54%). Number of male and female teachers is about 287502.

3-Secondary Education

Number of (morning and evening) secondary schools in Iraq is (7083) for the school year 2013-2014,

Number of students of the secondary education schools are estimated by (2528133) for the school year 2013-2014.number of teachers is about 160323.

4-Vocational Education

Despite the significance of this educational branch, feeble attention has been forwarded to it comparing with other countries. The vocational schools in Iraq are divided into 4 sections, agricultural, industrial, commercial and fine arts and the number of these schools in Iraq is (597) for the school year 2012-2013, (67%) of which are industrial, (29%) commercial, (2%) agricultural and (2%) are for fine arts.

5-University Education (governmental, private and technical)

Surveys results have shown that the number of students admitted to Iraqi universities, private colleges and technical educational institutions reached (554,587) students for the year 2012-2013 while their number for the year  2010-2011 was (476,377) students

Investment Opportunities Available at Education Sector

No Project Location Allocated Land Province
1 Establishment of visitors and delegation facility Al Nahrain University Baghdad
2 Establishment of a University Hospital, 200 bed capacity Kufa University 23 Dunam  Holy Najaf
3 Establishment of an agricultural project for cattle and sheep breading and Agricultural and veterinary Researches Kufa University 12 Dunam Holy Najaf
4 Establishment of Private School Plot 10/1078/meem 5/Wadi Shisheen 4 Dunam Saladin
5 Establishment of Private University Basra Centre//6/828/Qiblah 16 Dunam Basra
6 Establishment of Private University Al-Nasiriyah Town 100 Dunam Thi Qar
   
7 Establishment of Private University Al-Nasiriyah Town 30 Dunam Thi Qar
8 Establishment of Private University Al-Shattra Town 10 Dunam Thi Qar
9 Establishment of Private University Souq Al-Shiyoukh Town 7 Dunam Thi Qar
10 Establishment of Civil Engineering Laboratories and Agricultural and Veterinary Researches City Centre 63 Dunam Babylon
11 Establishment of a Specialized University City Centre Al-Muthanna

 

Services Sector

Services provision is considered as one of the main factors for a successful investment environment, so GOI has been serious to pay much attention to provide best services as it plays an essential role to achieve productivity and social stability.

The Government of Iraq has always sought to ensure the provision of good services and infrastructure and to display investment opportunities to the private sector with circulating a number of successful policies and programs in this regard.

After the restriction to regional traditional markets, Iraq markets have witnessed a big expansion with a shift in consumption, purchasing and entertainment patterns due to opening investment doors in this vital sector and the orientation towards constructing new commercial centers the matter that led to the large increase in the number of the commercial malls in the last three years with more new ones that are still under construction.



Available Investment Opportunities in Services Sector

No. Project Location allocated Land Area Province
1.                   Rehabilitation of Adl Market Baghdad- Adl Q. 9 Dunam Baghdad
2.                   Rehabilitation of Mansour Market Baghdad- Mansour District 16 Dunam Baghdad
3.                   Rehabilitation of Amil Market Baghdad- Amil Q 9 Dunam Baghdad
4.                   Rehabilitation of Sha’ab Market Baghdad- Sha’ab District 10 Dunam Baghdad
5.                   Rehabilitation of Mustansiriyah Market Baghdad- Mustansiriyah District 14 Dunam Baghdad
6.                   Rehabilitation of Salihiyah Market Baghdad- Salihiyah District 3 Dunam Baghdad
7.                   Rehabilitation of Thulatha Market Baghdad- Rusafa 13 Dunam Baghdad
8.                   Rehabilitation of Rasheed Market Baghdad- Rusafa  6 Dunam Baghdad
9.                   Rehabilitation of Free Zone Supermarket Baghdad- Rusafa 4 Dunam Baghdad
10.               Commercial complex 1/6779 Al Jazeera 2500 m² Babylon
11.               Commercial complex Plot 37/1/meem 1/Eastren of Shafta District 1500 sq.m Diyala
12.               Commercial complex Jalawlaa/225/475/ Al Awsaj Valley Various Areas Diyala
13.               Commercial complex Jalwalaa/224/333/ Al Awsaj Valley Various Areas Diyala
14.               Commercial complex Jalwalaa/225/2738/ Al Awsaj Valley Various Areas Diyala
15.               Commercial complex Khaniqeen/26/831/Haj Qarra Various Areas Diyala
16.               Commercial complex Khaniqeen/80/40 and 80/3 Hamidiya Gardens Various Areas Diyala
17.               Restaurant and Coffee shop Al-Muqdadiyah/plot.3/939/meem 28/Tokatli 2 Dunam and 23 Ulk Diyala
18.               Tourist Restaurant Khaniqeen//77/5 Al Jamia Section Various Areas Diyala
19.               Commercial complex AL Sa’adiyah District 11/68 Various Areas Diyala
20.               Tourist Restaurant Al Khalis 2/983/ Gissab District Various Areas Diyala
21.               Commercial complex Behriz 30/277 Various Areas Diyala
22.               Commercial complex Plot 3/45/Section.1/eastern of Shafta District Various Areas Diyala
23.               Commercial complex Center of Tikrit City 4 Dunam Saladin
24.               Commercial complex Beji Town 1,3 Dunam Saladin
25.               Commercial complex 5/303 m 53 3 Dunam Kirkuk
26.               Commercial complex 1250/26/ m 66 1200m² Kirkuk
27.               Commercial complex Plot 355/44/m39 1200m² Kirkuk
28.               Commercial complex Plot.5/meem 51/outside the basic design of the Province 316 Dunam Kirkuk
29.               Commercial complex Plot 8/1/meem 52/ outside the basic design of the Province 20 Dunam Kirkuk
30.               Multi-Storey Park Plot 112/2329 m 53/ within the basic design of the Province 2 Dunam Kirkuk
31.               Commercial complex 6/ 8565 meem 18 Bughailah/ Nu’maniyah 7 Dunam Wassit
32.               Commercial complex Plot 749/3/section 38/Al-Khagiya District 3 Dunam Wassit
33.               Commercial complex Hamdaniyah Town 12 Dunam Nineveh
34.               Commercial complex Mosul- Arbachiyah- Ikha Q, plot 754/ 180 m 51 6 Dunam Nineveh
35.               Commercial complex Plot 492/2/section.28/Al-Harmatt District 1 Dunam Nineveh
36.               Commercial complex Plot 779/158/section.3/Babierah District 2000 m² Nineveh
37.               Commercial complex Plot 2/1804/section.46/Southern Tala’far Island/Tala’afar Town 4 Dunam Nineveh
38.               Commercial complex Plot 2/56/section.46/Southern Tala’far Island/Tala’afar Town 4 Dunam Nineveh
39.               Commercial complex Plot 50/88/section.11/Northern Wadi Al-Ain District 1 Dunam Nineveh
40.               Commercial complex Plot 7/8/section.37/Jadidah Al-Mufti/Mosul Town 959 m² Nineveh
41.               Commercial complex Plot 3293/95/section.29/Jelioukhan District/Mosul-Kirkuk Road 4 Dunam Nineveh
42.               Commercial complex Part of plot 348/33/ District 10/Al-Haramatt 5 Dunam Nineveh
43.               Commercial complex Part of plot 192/47/section.11/Northern Wadi Al-Ain 1 Dunam Nineveh
44.               Commercial complex Part of plot 1027/90/section.51/Arabchah District 1 Dunam Nineveh
45.               Commercial complex Part of plot no.50/section.24/Southern Wadi Iqab 13 Dunam Nineveh
46.               Commercial complex Plot 1509/10/section.31/Qazzah Fakhrah-Ashur Quarter 1 Dunam Nineveh
47.               Commercial complex Part of plot 1759/10/section.31/Qazzah Fakhrah-Al-Gazzali Quarter 1 Dunam Nineveh
48.               Commercial complex Plot 821/10/section.31/Qazzah Fakhrah-Ashur Quarter 1 Dunam Nineveh
49.               Commercial complex Part of Plot 3271/10/section.31/Qazzah Fakhrah-Ashur Quarter 10 Dunam Nineveh
50.               Commercial complex Plot 41/16/section.32/Al-Shourah district 1,5 Dunam Nineveh
51.               Commercial complex Plot 13/166/section.63/northern Al-Koush District/Talkeef Town 1 Dunam Nineveh
52.               Commercial complex Plot 2/249/section.46/Southern Jaziratt Tal’afar/Tal’afar Town 1 Dunam Nineveh
53.               Commercial complex Plot 2/246/section.46/Southren Jaziratt Tala’far/Tal’afar Town 1 Dunam Nineveh
54.               Commercial complex Plot 18299/63/section.11/Northren Wadi Al-Ain 1,4 Dunam Nineveh
55.               Free Trade Zone Faidah/Mosul-Duhok Road 10 km from the existing Municipaility Borders First Zone is 28 Dunam-Second Zone is 1640 Nineveh
56.               Commercial complex Plot 41/7-41/16/section.32/Al-Shourah District 3 Dunam Nineveh
57.               Commercial complex Ramadi- Mustaouda’a, the location is surrounded by four Streets 149/2058 Aziziya & howz 8 Dunam Anbar
58.               Commercial complex Heet Town, plot no. 9/ 6806 6 Dunam Anbar
59.               Commercial complex Faluja Town- Yarmook Q. plot no. 9/ 29448 meem 1 jeem Kha 4 Dunam Anbar
60.               Commercial complex Rawa town 1675 m² Anbar
61.               Commercial complex in Ana Ana Town 2 Dunam Anbar
62.               Multi-Stories Garage Ramadi Town 6 Dunam Anbar
63.               Commercial complex Karbala- Hussainiyah District- next to Imam ‘Aoun Shrine 8 Dunam Holy Karbala
64.               Multi-stories integrated Commercial complex Karbala- Hur District- Safi street near deposit Qaf 20014/ 1 meem 21 Haydariyah 4 Dunam Holy Karbala
65.               Commercial complex 163/ 1/ meem 6 6 Dunam Holy Karbala
66.               Commercial complex Plot 25/86/Eastern Al-Abassiyah Quarter 1,4 Dunam Holy Karbala
67.               Commercial complex Plot 1507/8/Al-Mishraq Quarter 3 Dunam Holy Najaf
68.               Commercial complex Plot 2/15329/Holy Najaf Municipality 2,6 Dunam Holy Najaf
69.               Commercial complex Plot 1/4420/Al-Manathirah Town 600 m² Holy Najaf
70.               Farmer Markets Plot 186/3/meem 13/ Al-Manathirah Town 2 Dunam Holy Najaf
71.               Commercial Complex Plot 1/484/meem 3/ Al-Manathirah Town 768 m² Holy Najaf
72.               Public Buildings Plot 1/2941/meem 3/Haswatt Al-Khournaq District/ Al-Manathirah Town 1395 m² Holy Najaf
73.               Public Buildings Plot 1/2028/ Haswatt Al-Khournaq District/ Al-Manathirah Town Holy Najaf
74.               Public Buildings Plot 54/310/ Al-Manathirah Town 1900 m² Holy Najaf
75.               Public Buildings Plot 306/54/Al-Hadi Quarter/ Al-Manathirah Town 1302 m² Holy Najaf
76.               Car Parking Lot Plot 1/2970/Haswatt Al-Khournaq District/ Al-Manathirah Town 1632 m² Holy Najaf
77.               Public Buildings Plot 1/386/Al-Jumhoori quarter/ Al-Manathirah Town 1040 m² Holy Najaf
78.               Commercial Complex Plot 30/413/Al-Shahid Al-Sadr Quarter/Al-Mishkhab District 12 Dunam Holy Najaf
79.               Commercial Complex Plot 24,25/52/Basra Center/ Gazara 1 Dunam Basra
80.               Establishment of Modern Commercial Center Plot 150/149/86/Al-Ribatt Al-Kabeer District/Basra Center 1500 m² Basra
81.               Commercial complex Plot 137/3198/ Al-Ribatt Al-Kabeer District/Basrah Center 2229 m² Basra
82.               Commercial Complex Plot 4/83/Al-Khidhur Town/Basra Centre 840 m² Basra
83.               Commercial complex Plot 948/2/Al-Kut Al-Hajaj District/ Basra Centre 1600 m² Basra
84.               Commercial complex Plot 136/Al-Ribatt Al-Saghir District-Basra Centre 4 Dunam Basra
85.               Commercial complex Plot 37/690/Al-Qiblah District/ Basra Centre 5 Dunam Basra
86.               Commercial complex Plot 6/1786/Maqam Ali District/ Basra Centre 1862 m² Basra
87.               Commercial complex Plot 15/278/ Al-Ribatt Al-Saghir District-Basra Centre 1212 m² Basra
88.               Commercial complex Plot 2/595/Kut Al-Hajaj District/ Basra Centre 1 Dunam Basra
89.               Commercial complex Plot 2087/294 Al-Jumhouriah/Al-Zubair Town 2208 m² Basra
90.               Commercial complex Plot 2087/292 Al-Jumhouriah/Al-Zubair Town 1240 m² Basra
91.               Commercial complex Plot 3/3865/6/Fao Town 23 Dunam Basra
92.               Commercial complex Plot 59/16 Shatt Al-Arab Town 912 m² Basra
93.               Commercial complex Plot 3/1766/64 Hour Saad 600 m² Basra
94.               Commercial complex Plot 3/1768/64 Hour Saad 600 m² Basra
95.               Commercial complex Plot 3/1769/64 Hour Saad 600 m² Basra
96.               Commercial complex Plot no.18/2246 Al Hadi Center 1000 m² Maysan
97.               Commercial complex Eastern Ali District 21 Ulk Maysan
98.               Commercial complex Plot no.126/171/Tigris River 12 Ulk Maysan
99.               Commercial complex Plot no. 25/3904 Al Husain Q. 1600 m² Maysan
100.           Multi-Stories Garage Province center 1 Dunam Maysan
101.           Commercial complex Province center 5100 m² Maysan
102.           Commercial complex Western Ali Center 1500 m² Maysan
103.           Commercial complex Kut Town According to project need Wasit
104.           Free Zone Zurbatiya Town According to project need Wasit
105.           Commercial complex Swaira Town 28/104/717 Jwaysmia 1 dunam Wasit
106.           Commercial complex Al Numaniya Town 19/15/42 Numan 16 dunam Wasit
107.           Commercial complex Kut Town 16/1009 Al Hawi 2 dunam Wasit
108.           Commercial complex Within Municipality Boarders 4 dunam Thi Qar
109.           Multi-Stories Garage Within Municipality Boarders- Hammam 5 Dunam Thi Qar
110.           Commercial Complex Mouadhafeen Quarter- Old Garage 2 Dunam Thi Qar
111.           Commercial Complex Al-Shattrah Town 4 Dunam Thi Qar
112.           Commercial Complex Al-Shattrah Town 2.3 Dunam Thi Qar
113.           Multi-Stories Garage Al-Shattrah Town 5 Dunam Thi Qar
114.           Commercial Complex Al-Jibaiesh Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
115.           Modern Coffee Shop Al-Jibaiesh Town 4 Dunam Thi Qar
116.           Commercial Complex Al-Rifa’aei Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
117.           Commercial Complex Al-Rifa’aei Town 1 Dunam Thi Qar
118.           Commercial Complex Al-Gharaf Town 2 Dunam Thi Qar
119.           Commercial Complex Al-Diwayah Town 1350 m² Thi Qar
120.           Commercial Complex Al-Fuhood Town 1768 m² Thi Qar
121.           Commercial Complex Al-Islah 1 Dunam Thi Qar
122.           Commercial Complex Souq Al Sheokh 1 Dunam Thi Qar
123.           Commercial Complex Plot 27/Al-Sariyah District 1.3 Dunam Maysan
124.           Commercial Complex Plot 2/133/Qaureter/7 Al-Basateen 2 Dunam Muthana
125.           Commercial Complex 432 (Al-Salahiya Town) 1250 m² Diwaniyah
126.           Commercial Complex Plot 4/3902/meem 1/Um Al-Khail Town 5 Ulk Diwaniyah
127.           Commercial Complex Plot 1/20/meem 31/Basateen Al-Jala’a District 7 Ulk and 59 m² Diwaniyah
128.           Commercial Complex Plot 25/554/meem 5/Um Abassiyatt District 13 Ulk and 20 m² Diwaniyah
129.           Commercial Complex Plot 13/meem 31/Al-Jala’a-Sumer Town 6 Ulk and 80 m² Diwaniyah
130.           Commercial Complex Plot 2/10862/meem 23/Abo Al-Fadhil District 1 Dunam and 13 Ulk Diwaniyah
131.           Commercial Complex Plot 2/5525/meem 23/Abo Al Fadhil District 1800 m² Diwaniyah
132.           Commercial Complex Plot 2/14956/meem 23/Abo Al-Fadhil District 1 Dunam Diwaniyah
133.           Commercial Complex Plot 1/85/meem 13/Thor Al-Juboor Town 1 Dunam and 9 Ulk Diwaniyah
134.           Commercial Complex Plot 2/17905/meem 23/Abo Al-Fadhil District 7 Ulk Diwaniyah
135.           Commercial Complex Plot 25/2737/meem 5/Um-Abassiyatt District 10 Dunam and 21 Ulk Diwaniyah
136.           Commercial Complex Plot 9/698/meem 3/Al-Malaha District 1 Dunam and 3 Ulk and 50 m² Diwaniyah
137.           Commercial Complex Plot 1/745/ West 1200 m² Diwaniyah
138.           Commercial Complex Plot 11/558/meem 2/Al-Dahaiyah District 4 Ulk Diwaniyah
139.           Commercial Complex Plot 44/66/meem 2/Albo Salih District 840 m² Diwaniyah
140.           Commercial Complex Plot 1/84/meem 2/Aziz Allah District 38 Dunam Diwaniyah
141.           Commercial Complex Plot 25/2734/meem 5/ Um-Abassiyatt District 8 Dunam Diwaniyah
142.           Parking Lot Plot 25/1989/meem 5/Um-Abassiyatt District 22 Ulk Diwaniyah
143.           Commercial Complex Plot 27/2/meem 13/Al-Bidair Town 10 Dunam Diwaniyah
144.           Entertainment complex 34/416/m 15 Masafit & haseen / Nefer 6 Dunam Diwaniyah
145.           Commercial Complex 11/558 m /2 Al Sadeer 11 Ulk Diwaniyah

 

Youth and Sport Sector:

Youth and Sport Sector provides essential services for a successful investment environment, therefore; the government keens to secure this sector to provide services and care for youth since this sector has a great importance in increasing productivity and achieving stability and welfare for youth.

The government has sought to provide services and infrastructure in addition to providing investment opportunities for private sector to participate in developing this vital sector. The government has launched several policies and successful programs as Iraq’s youth witnessed an intellectual expansion and a real desire to develop sport.

Different investment areas has been launched in this sector especially with the trend toward establishing new youth centers and forums which increased the number of these centers significantly over the last three years noting that there are several projects that are under implementation in this sector.

 

Investment Opportunities of Youth and Sport Sector announced by the Ministry of Youth and Sport Ministry

Province Allocated Area Location Project Name No
Baghdad/Rusafa 19 Dunam Plot 1/17/21/Kamirah Town Establishment of Shopping Centre, Cafeteria and Electronic Games Hall 1.
Baghdad/Rusafa Quarter 34/Al-Sadr Town Stadium of 5000 spectator capacity 2.
Baghdad/Rusafa Quarter 34/Al-Sadr Town Muntada Al-Qudus Swimming Pool with empty yards 3.
Baghdad/Rusafa 656 m² Quarter 30/Al-Sadr Town Muntada Al-Salam Swimming Pool with open yards 4.
Baghdad/ Rusafa 1711 m² Quarter 1/Al-Sadr Town Al-Mithaq Swimming Pool with empty yards. 5.
Baghdad/Karkh 82 Dunam Plot 671/3/meem 26/Tajiatt District Establishment of Car Trace track, Water City and Hotel 6.
Baghdad/Karkh 14 Dunam Plot 849/5/meem 22/Sabiyatt District Sport Hall 7.
Baghdad/Karkh Plot 1/3082/meem 18/Al-Amiriyah District Multi-Purpose Sport Hall 8.
Baghdad/

Karkh

8 Dunam Plot 3841/7/meem 20/Al-Dawoodi District Entertainment Centre for Youth and Sport 9.
Baghdad/

Karkh

3 Dunam Plot 6240/23/meem 2/ Al-Khur District Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 10.
Baghdad/

Karkh

12 Dunam Plot 2229/26/meem 21/Al-Salam District Establishment of Tartan Multi-Purpose Yard with Sport Health Care Centre 11.
Baghdad/Karkh Part of plot 11/330/Iela’am Quarter Indoor Swimming Pool 12.
Kirkuk 2 Dunam Plot 18/116/meem 67 Sport and Commercial Centre (vertical building) 13.
Wasit 136 Dunam Plot 7425/1/meem 45/Um-Hallanah District Water City, 5 stars Hotel and indoor Swimming pool 14.
Wasit 39 Dunam Plot 664/16/Al-Hawii District Multi-Storey Sport & Housing Complex, consist of Occasions Halls and various sport Halls 15.
Wasit 4 Dunam plot 1728/5/meem 2/Zgeetan District Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 16.
Wasit 7 Dunam plot 477/3/meem 12 /Al-Taweel District Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 17.
Wasit 15 Dunam Plot 5143/6/meem 18/Al-Baghilah District Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 18.
Wasit 1.7 Dunam Plot 5213/2/meem 44/Al-Safha Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 19.
Wasit 19 Dunam Plot 248/104/meem 28 Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 20.
Holy Najaf 2 Dunam Plot 14509/2/Buraq Al-Jadidah Entertainment Swimming Pool and Sport Hall 21.
Holy Najaf 10 Dunam Plot 88228 Water City, 5 Stars Hotel and Sport Hall 22. 2
Nineveh Plot 28/21/meem 42/Westren Nineveh/Mosuk/Al-Maliyah District  Five-Storey Building, consist of sport Halls and Entertainment Swimming Pool 23. /td>
Nineveh 1 Dunam

 

Plot 432/5/nearby Mosul/Dawasah Kharij District Sport Medicine Centre of 50 Bed Capacity 24.
Nineveh 1 Dunam Plot 2760/10/meem 52/Qouchak/Mosul/Al-Karamah Quarter Indoor Swimming Pool with Sport Halls 25.
Nineveh 2 Dunma Plot 8/meem 47/Mankoubah Al-Jadidah/Mosul/Gaiyarah District Artificial Grass Yard with Sport Halls 26.
Nineveh 3.7 Dunam Plot 54/1/meem 46/Mosul/Ulmish District Housing and Sport Complex with Sport Yards 27.
Kirkuk 1.2  dunam Plot 658/918 m 39 Indoors swimming pool and car parking 28.
Babylon 16 Dunam Plot 105/9/meem 17/Jablawiya/Centre of Musayab Town Indoor Swimming Pool and Sport Medicine Centre

 

29.
Babylon 1 Dunam Plot 17/336/meem 37/Al-Sharfah and AL-Hashimiyah/Centre of Al-Hashimiyah District Indoor Swimming Pool with Sport Supplies 30.
Babylon 6 Dunam Plot 5/46/meem 9/Hour Heen/Musaiab Town/Jur Al-Sakhir District Indoor Swimming Pool , Multi-Storey Building and Sport Medicine Centre 31.
Babylon 350 Dunam Plot 3/1/mee 1/Abo Ghaseeb/Hilla Town/Northren of Mijzaratt Al-Hilla Sport Complex 32.
Babylon 6 Dunam Plot 3/320/meem 17/Tjah/Hilla Town/Iskan Quarter Indoor Swimming Pool and Sport Halls 33.
Babylon 1 Dunam Plot 3/297031/Makroori/Hilla own/Muhiezim Al-Oulah Quarter Sport Complex 34.
Babylon 4 Dunam Plot 1/8738/meem 17/Tajiyah/Hilla Town/Industrial Quarter Bikes and Cars Track in addition to Sport Halls 35.
Babylon 1 Dunam Plot 139/32/meem 23/Burthoweel/Hilla Town/Al-Kifil District Indoor Swimming Pool 36.
Babylon 20 Dunam Plot 26/964 and plot 26/965/meem 41/Al-Rifiyah and Abu Ghasseeb/Mahaweel/Al-Neel District Water City 37.
Babylon 18 Dunam Part of Plot 1/6824/meem 36/Al-Jazirah/Al-Mashrou Distrcit Sport Halls 38.
Babylon 8 Dunam Plot 19/2161 and 19/2162/9 Hour Al-Khan/Musaiab/Iskandriya Town Swimming Pool and Sport Halls 39.
Muthanna 2 Dunam Plot 15/756/meem 32/Westren Orchard  allocated by Finance Ministry/Westren Samawah/Al-Hussain Quarter Indoor Swimming Pool 40.
Muthanna 15 Dunam Plot 11/536/meem 5/Um Al-Tilool allocated by Finance Ministry /Al-Jassan Quarter An Integrated Water City 41.
Muthanna 9 Dunam Plot 2/1/meem 5/Um Al-Tilool allocated by Finance Ministry /Al-Haidariyah Quarter An integrated Sport & Complex 42.
Muthanna 12 Dunam Plot 4/100/meem 5/ Um Al-Tilool allocated by Finance Ministry /Al-Haidariyah Quarter An integrated Sport & Housing Complex 43.
Muthanna 5 Dunam Plot 10/475/meem 5/ Um Al-Tilool allocated by Finance Ministry /Al-Haidariyah Quarter Indoor Swimming Pool and Children Play Grounds 44. 4
Muthanna 12 Dunam Plot 3/1/meem 3/ allocated by Finance Ministry/Samawha Town/Samawa Olymipic Stadium Establishment of 5 Stars Hotel to host sport delegations in addition to establishing 2 Swimming Pools 45.

Agriculture Sector

The agriculture sector has been a major contributor to general domestic production, because of the availability of the fundamental factors for success, including fertile plains, irrigation water from Tigris and Euphrates, large land areas, human and other material resources. Therefore, Iraq was considered the Middle East food basket and a main source of various agricultural products. However, this sector deteriorated significantly during the last quarter of the past century. Such deterioration can be attributed to factors like negligence, poor management of water resources, and population rise

Despite all these challenges, this sector continued to play an important role in the country’s economy due to the fact that it creates a large number of employment opportunities. This sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP in fixed priced for the year 2014 was (6.9%), whereas there are 6764661 dunam announced by the Ministry of Agriculture to be invested.

This sector is considered a promising sector in the investment field due to the large number of investment opportunities which it offers and the diversity that characterizes such opportunities. And in the light of the availability of elements of success, this sector provides diversity of food basket and relative food security through agricultural investments in all its types.

 

 

Table shows the Number of Investment Opportunities, Total Area of Opportunity in each Province and Total Area offered for Agricultural Investment in Iraq in 2015

 

No. Province Number of opportunities total area / dunam
1. Nineveh 4 4295070
2. Kirkuk 2 1432
3. Saladin 5 169350
4. Anbar 5 245415
5. Babylon 11 18168
6. Diyala 15 24571
7. Wasit 35 411720
8. Holy Karbala 3 315000
9. Holy Najaf 1 700000
10. Diwaniya 13 27744
11. Thi Qar 13 58408
12. Muthanna 1 300000
13. Maysan 9 173000
14. Basra 7 24783
Total 124 6764661

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Nineveh Province for 2015

 

Seq. District Township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Usage Availability of
water share
Method of perfusion Coordinates
x
y
Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Ba’aj 51/ Sanjar
Island
1/4336 1974000 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a
share of water
Evergreen 19866.8/x
393870.5/y
Not analyzed Sandy
2 Hadhar Tal
Abta
51/ Sanjar
Island
1/4336 1005804 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a
share of water
Evergreen 241991.3/x
3918995.8/y
Not analyzed Sandy
3 Hadhar 46/ Tela’fer
Aljanobia
Island
1 1312667 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a
share of water
Evergreen 285848.5/x
391935.1/y
7 Sandy
4 Sanjar Alshamal 24/Adeka 73 2599 Agricultural Pasture Do not have a
share of water
Evergreen 208345.8/x

4036548.7/y

Not analyzed  clay
Total 4295070 dunam  
Number of opportunities 4  

Investment Opportunities in Nineveh Province / Alba’aj  District

 

 

Investment Opportunities in Nineveh Province / Al hadhar  District

Investment Opportunities in Nineveh Province /Sinjar District

LPredisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Kirkuk Province in 2015

 

Seq. District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Usage Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Daquoq Centre 14/ West Jyourka 16/1 1390 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water Evergreen 453356/x

3885636/y

8.5 Lomé sandy
2 Kirkuk Yayejya 20/Qara

Taba

45 42 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water Evergreen 341011/x

3930363/y

7.75 Lomé
Total 1432 dunam
Number of opportunities 2

Investment Opportunities in Kirkuk Province / District Center

Investment Opportunities in Kirkuk Province / Daquq District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Saladin Province in 2015

 

Seq. District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Usage Availability of water ratio Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

y

Analysis of soil Notes
PH soil Tissues
1 Tikrit Samara 9/ Jazera 1 4200 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water wells 0339799/x

3800894/y

7.8 Gypsum  
2 Aldoor Aldoor 74 97 5000 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water wells 0415569/x

3805403/y

7.5 Gypsum
3 Aldoor Aldoor 87 50-47

& 71

10000 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water wells 0424345/x

3834336/y

7.7 Sandy
4 Beji 90 Makhoul Mont. 1 150 Agricultural Agricultural Do not have a share of water wells 355636/x

3887206/y

7.5 Mixed

Sandy

High gypsum content
5 Beji 4/Um

Altoos

1 150000 Agricultural Animal and Plants Do not have a share of water Evergreen 270346/x

3842229/y

7.5 Mixed

Sandy

High gypsum content
Total 1659350 dunam
Number of opportunities 5

Investment Opportunities in Saladin Province /Samarra District

Investment Opportunities in Saladin Province /Aldoor District

Investment Opportunities in Saladin Province /Beji District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Al Anbar Province for 20155

 

Seq. District Township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Source of water Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Qaem 24/Kalban al- Tayara

And

22/dayoom al- Der

1/49

And

27

107200 desert

Lands

 

Unavailable X/ 166909

Y/ 3843882

7.78  mixed

Sandy

2 Qaem 20/Western Dayoom Jibab 43 116000 desert

Lands

Unavailable X/ 179951

Y/ 3793720

7.27 Mixed
3 Hdeetha 71/Dayoom , the middle island 1 14000 desert

Lands

Underground water Unavailable Wells

Depth /30m

Unusable

X/ 0279047

Y/ 3805631

6.66  

Mixed

Sandy

4 Al- Khalidiyah Habanyah 47/Haswat al- Shamiyah

 

 

2 1215 Rocky lands Underground water Unavailable Wells

Depth /15m

Salty

Depth / 25 m  less salty

 

Unusable

X/ 0353717

Y/ 3673662

7.65  

Mixed

Sandy

5 Faluja Saqlawyah 36/Al- Jabal 1/5094 7000 Rocky lands Underground water Unavailable Wells

 

X/ 0379659

Y/ 3709765

8.4 Mixed

Clay sandy (High gypsum ingredients 42%)

Total 245415 Dunam
Number of opportunities 5

Investment Opportunities in Anbar Province/ Al Qaem District

Investment Opportunities in Anbar Province/ Haditha District

Investment Opportunities in Anbar Province/Faluja District

Investment Opportunities in Anbar Province/Khalidiya District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Babylon Province in 20156

Seq. District Township County No. Plot  No. Area / dunam Type Source of water

 

Availability of water share Method of Persusion Coordinates

X

Y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Mahaweel Imam 20 Abarra 37/33 100 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 0462258

3606618

7.8 Mixed

Sandy

2 Mahaweel Imam 31 Shahwaniya 2/1 100 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 0459937

3612030

7.8 Mixed

Sandy

3 Mahaweel Imam 35 Amiya Al Pash 5/4 203 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 0463103

3622677

7.5 Mixed

clay

4 Mahaweel Neil 44 /Aljadwal

Alsharqi

1/1 87 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 3599102 /X

471357 /Y

8.1 Mixed

Sandy/very  salty 162.2

5 Mahaweel Neil 44 /Aljadwal

Alsharqi

1/1 244 Agricultural irrigation project available Surface irrigation 3596831 /X

469144 Y

8.1 Mixed

Sandy / salty 72.1

6 Mahaweel Neil 44 /Aljadwal

Alsharqi

 

 

1/1 103 Agricultural irrigation project available Surface irrigation 3598814 /X

468995 Y

8.2 Mixed

Sandy / very salty 151.9

7 Mahaweel Mahaweel 1/Hosin

Ja’afer

31/3 60 Agricultural underground waters Un Available Wells 3615970

443861

3615990

443691

7.8 Mixed

Sandy/ salty 84.9

8 Al Musayib Jurf Al Sakhar 2/ Al Haswa Al Shamalya 20/1 6000 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 419205

3647465

418543

3646118

Mixed clay/ unstable area could not get samples
9 Al Musayib Iskandaria 19/Abo Loka 1 400 Agricultural Irrigation project Available Surface irrigation 437546

3634474

7.7 Mixed

Sandy

10 Al Musayib Iskandaria 2/ Almajasa 8/8 10381 Agricultural underground waters Un Available Wells 435497

3640622

– unsuitable
11 Al Hashmiya Al Midhatiya 28/ Al Jazera 1/121 490 Agricultural Un Available means 496749

3594755

7.5 Mixed sandy
Total 18168  dunam
Number of opportunities 11

Investment Opportunities in Babylon Province / Al Mahawel District

Investment Opportunities in Babylon Province / Al Musayib District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Diyala Province in 20157

Seq. District Township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Source of water Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Muqdadiah 26/Al Haronia 70/12 86 Evergreen

Lands

underground water (unsuitable)  , rain

 

Unavailable wells 503100

3764200

8.6 Mixed

Clay

2 Muqdadiah 26/Al Haronia 76/12  359 Evergreen

Lands

underground water (unsuitable)  , rain Unavailable wells 502400

3764731

8 Mixed

Clay

3 Muqdadiah 37/Wadi

Alhesan

42/1 2813 Evergreen

Lands

underground water (unsuitable)  , rain Unavailable wells 514400

3756650

8.5 Clay

Sandy

4 Muqdadiah Wajehia 10/Alezia 11/1 150 Evergreen

Lands

irrigation project rain available surface irrigation 496350

3728200

7.8 Mixed

Clay

5 Muqdadiah Wajehia 10/Alezia 1/2 500 Evergreen

Lands

irrigation project,(unsuitable)  rain available surface irrigation 493500

3737200

7.2 Mixed

Clay

6 Baquba Kana’n 24/Tal Abo

Raseen

9/1 350 Evergreen

Lands

irrigation project, ,(unsuitable)   rain available surface irrigation 488550

3727300

7.1 Clay
7 Baquba Buhriz 21/Tal

Al asmar

96 2923 Evergreen

Lands

irrigation project, ,(unsuitable)   rain available surface irrigation 470376

3671000

8.7 Mixed

Clay  Sandy

8 Khanaqin Jalawlaa’ 34/Kushok 1 40 Evergreen

Lands

underground water , rain Unavailable wells 7.7 Mixed

Sandy

9 Khanaqin Jalawlaa’ 34/Kushok 111 50 Evergreen

Lands

underground water, rain Unavailable wells 513600

3798880

7.2 Mixed

Sandy

10 Khanaqin Jalawlaa’ 31/Jamelat

Arab

201 100 Evergreen

Lands

Underground water , rain Unavailable wells 508900

3799900

8 Mixed

Clay

11 Moqdadiah Mansoria 28/Mansoriat

Al Jabal

43 200 Evergreen

Lands

underground water,(unsuitable) rain Unavailable wells 495100

3777300

3276230

495557

7.2 Mixed

Sandy

12 Moqdadiah Mansoria 36/Almashroh 51.131 11000 Evergreen

Lands

Underground water ,(unsuitable) rain Unavailable well 3782700

472410

7.4 Mixed

Clay

13 Moqdadiah Mansoria 16/Alshohani 2934/1 500 Evergreen

Lands

unsuitable waterirrigation project , rain available surfaces irrigation 486000

3773600

7.3 Mixed

Clay

14 Moqdadiah

 

Mansoria 36/Almashroh 46.68 Part

Of 131/1

5000 Evergreen

Lands

Underground water ,(unsuitable) rain Unavailable wells 3782700

472410

7.5 Mixed

Sandy

15 Moqdadiah Mansoria 15/Almarfoah 3/4 & 3/6 500 Evergreen

Lands

underground water,(unsuitable) rain Unavailable wells 469900

3770200

7.1 Mixed

Clay

Total 24571 Dunam
Number of opportunities 15

Investment Opportunities in Diyala Province/ Khanaqin District

  • There is other investment opportunity that was unable to track its coordination’s because of the interference with the Army which is :

District: Khanaqien –Township: Jalawla’a-County No.:34/Kushouk-Plot No.:1-Area:40 Dunam-Type: evergreen-Usage:Animal production origin- Availability of water share: None-Method of Perfusion: by rain-PH:7.7-Mixed Sandy

 Investment Opportunities in Diyala Province / Baquba District

 Investment Opportunities in Diyala Province / Muqdadiyah District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Wasit Province for 20158

Seq. District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

Y

Analysis of soil Notes
PH  
1 Azezia Centre 34/Jazera 191/1 5300 Agricultural Un

Available

524392

3664083

3.8
2 Azezia Center 23/Jazera 67/1 5 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells 509036

3647530

 

7.6 Area shrinked from 35 to 5 Area shrinked from 35 to 5
3 Essouira Al Zobaidia 13/Saysabana 6/1 12 Agricultural Un

Available

Means 512318

3619156

7.4
4 Nu’mania Centre 33/Jazera 1/46 11500 Agricultural Un

Available

Means 548086

3627869

7.6
5 Nu’mania Centre 30 Bezaiz & 32 jazera 9/2 and 1/10 95 Agricultural Un

Available

Means 526682

3596068

6 Badra Jassan 21/Mweleh 1 3600 Agricultural Un

Available

wells 576889

3636937

7.3
7 Badra Jassan 27/Jazera 1/18 100000 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells 576362

3633511

8 Badra Jassan 33/Al Hor 2/6 49000 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

576889

3636937

9 Badra Centre 16/ Sajla &

Sabkha

1 800 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

584743

3665664

8.5
10 Badra Centre 16/ Sajla &

Sabkha

3 30000 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

584143

3665245

7.2
11 Badra Zurbatia 8/Hashema 8 33000 &

1200

Sporadic

Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

578816

3661630

 

7.6

 

750 dunam saved for Cement factory
12 Kut Shekh Sa’ad 46/Ramadan Ajer 1 26200 Agricultural Un

Available

 Wells

 

632612

3606647

7.3 Notes
13 Kut Shekh Sa’ad 45/Ramadan Ajer 1 34970 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

634482

3612307

7.7

 

 
14 Kut Shekh Sa’ad 38/Sayed

Muhamed

1 832 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

633713

3619964

7.3
15 Kut Shekh Sa’ad 45/um Al Jaradi 1 20501 Agricultural Un

Available

Wells

 

637531

3628153

7.4 to 8.5 Area shrinked from 35 to 5
16 kut center 30 Shwaija 325/1

116 to 129/1

59555 Agricultural Available Means 559703

3620412

7.4
17 Alhay Mowafaqia 22/ Tarat

Efaj

1/14 1050 Agricultural Available Means 0587302

3573905

7.1

7.8

Celtic Clay
18 Kut Dejela 5/Hamedia

& Jalebia

7/2 6 Agricultural Available Means 623184

3591212

7.7 Celtic Clay
19 Kut Dejela 15/Hor

kharab

5 4725 Agricultural Available means 0638113

3553540

7.6 Celtic Clay
20 Kut Dejela 15/Hor

kharab

7/6 9155 Agricultural Available Means 644943

3543497

7.8 Celtic Clay
21 Al Hay center 24Khamesia 1/8 120 Agriculture Unavailable means 7.5 clay
22 Al Azizia Al Deboni 34 Jazera 1/191 8000 Agriculture unavailable means 535543

3637694

7.6 clay
23 kut Shikh Saad 37/khrykher 960 Agriculture available means 614413

3611361

24 kut Shikh Saad 31/Salty Ramth 2/1 900 Agriculture unavailable means 618304

3636154

25 Al Azizia Al Azizia 34 Jazera 191/1 966 Agriculture unavailable means 578129

3660399

26 Al Azizia Al Azizia 34 Jazera 191/1 780 Agriculture unavailable means 515441

3647390

27 Al Azizia Al Azizia 34 Jazera 191/1 1800 Agriculture unavailable means 529575

3653080

28 Badra Zurbatia 8/ Hashima 8 70 Agriculture unavailable means 587071

3693372

29 kut center 30 Shiwaija 235/1 800 Agriculture unavailable means 601743

3615763

30 kut center 30 Shiwaija 235/1 513 Agriculture unavailable means 576796

3607743

31 Numaniya Ahrar 5/ Abo Jabir 316/1 1 Agriculture available means
32 Numaniya Ahrar 42/ Fhayl 4/1 500 Agriculture unavailable means 558313

3552496

33 Al Azizia Zubaidia 10/Sharqi Taweel 5/2 200 Agriculture unavailable means 516584

3620203

34 hay Muafaqiya 22/ Qara Efaj 14/2 3624 Agriculture available means 563462

3550411

35 Al Azizia Debino 29 western Shadheef 10/32

11/32

12/32

13/32

980 Agriculture unavailable means 517297

3630776

Total 411720 dunam
Number of opportunities 35

 

Investment opportunities in Wasit Province / Alhai District

There are another two investment opportunities in:

1.District : Alhai – Township :Almarkaz – County No.: 24 / Al Khamesiah- Plot Number : 8/1- Area: 120 Dunam – Type :Agricultural / Usage: production of animal or vegetable –Availability of water share: None – Method of Perfusion: watered proxy – PH / 7,5 – mud.

  1. 2. District :Alhai – Township: Al Muwafaqiya – County No.: 8 /Al Sheib Al Sharqiy – Plot Number:1/20- Area: 72 Dunam – Type :agricultural – Usage: production of vegetable or animal origin – Availability of water share :Provided- Methods of Perfusion: Means -PH : 7,9.

Investment opportunities in Wasit Province / Badrah District

Investment opportunities in Wasit Province / Kut Town

Investment opportunities in Wasit Province / Sowaira District

Investment opportunities in Wasit Province / Numa’aniya District


Another investment opportunity is available in Numaniya district /AlAhrar Q. 5 Abo Jabir plot no. 1/316 area 1 dunum Agriculture Mushroom project. Water available

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in the Province of Holy Karbala for 20159

Seq. District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type source of water Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

Y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Centre Alhur 61/Jazera 3 160000 Desert/ unsuitable underground water/ 30m depth Do not have a share of water wells 398586/x

3574295/y

7.8 Lomé sandy
2 Ain

Altamur

Alhur 20/Jazera 50 120000 Desert / suitable underground water/ 25m depth Do not have a share of water wells 365447/x

3572708/y

7.8 Lomé sandy
3 Centre Husainia 60/Haswa

4/Mkeheel

1

1

35000 Desert unsuitable irrigation project / 10 m depth Do not have a share of water surface irrigation 402462/x

3621094/y

7.4 sandy
Total 315000 dunam
Number of opportunities 3

Investment Opportunities in the Province of Holy Karbala / Town Center

 

Investment Opportunities in the Province of Holy Karbala /Ain Al Tamur District

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in the Province of Holy Najaf for 201410

Seq. District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Usage Availability of water share Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Najaf Shabaka 1 1 7000 Agricultural Agricultural Share of water is not available Groundwater 440000

3427000

7.5 – 6.5 Mixed interspersed with some flooding and areas of gypsum
Total 7000 dunam
Number of opportunities 1

Investment Opportunities in the Province of Holy Najaf/ Najaf Town

Predisposing land for Agricultural Investment in Diwaniyah Province for 201511

Seq District township County No. Plot No. Area / dunam Type Availability of water share Source of water Soil suitability Method of perfusion Coordinates

x

Y

Analysis of soil
PH soil Tissues
1 Al Hamza Al Shanafya 3/ Al Masudia 23/1 1725 Agriculture Unavailable Underground waters Suitable Wells 478348

3501561

7.8 clay
2 Al Hamza Al Shanafya 6/ Al Akrokiya 1 1000 Agriculture Available Irrigation project Suitable Surface irrigation 487308

3485515

7.8 sandy
3 Al Hamza Al Shanafya 11/Al Rekbaniya 1 10000 Agriculture Unavailable Underground waters 20 m depth Suitable Wells 496106

3464235

7.9 sandy
4 Al Hamza Al Hamza 8. Aziz Alla 1/10 399 Agriculture Available Irrigation project unsuitable Surface irrigation 490140

3509205

8.4 clay
5 Al Hamza Al Hamza Abo Hasheesh/9 2/10 590 Agriculture Available Irrigation project unsuitable Surface irrigation 484766

3502203

7.9 clay
6 Al Hamza Al Sadeer 6/Imam Al Deen 1/34 250 Agriculture Available Irrigation project unsuitable Surface irrigation 484515

3516400

8.1 clay
7 Afak Soumer 30/Al Jazera 8 1000 Agricultural un Available Underground water Unsuitable Wells 520875

3575450

7.8 Mixed
8 Afak Nefer 27/Shat Al Nile 1 1266 Agricultural un Available Underground water/ 8-5m Unsuitable Wells 522420

3542450

8 Mixed clay
9 Afak Nefer 25/Al Badaa 1/9 732 Agricultural un Available Underground water/ 8-5m Unsuitable Wells 526800

3564760

8 Mixed clay
10 Afak Nefer 14/ Alwa and Antakiya 2/9 182 Agricultural un Available Underground water/ 8m Unsuitable Wells 514240

3537800

8 Mixed clay
11 Afak Nefer 27/Shat Al Nile 1, 11,6,7 5100 Agriculture Available Irrigation project unsuitable Surface irrigation 523123

35610783

8.2

To

10

Mixed clay
12 Afak Nefer 27/Shat Al Nile 6 1000 Agriculture Available Irrigation project 8m unsuitable Surface irrigation 5200050

3555950

7.9 Mixed clay
13 Afak Center 24/um Al Toos

23/Kufaysha

1/1, ¼, 7/2,7/1,7/4,7/5,7/7,8,4,8/1,8/5, 16/1,16/2,16/3,16,4, 16,5,16,6,20/1,21,121,2,22/1 4500 Agriculture Available Irrigation project Suitable Surface irrigation 529333

3554474

7.8 Mixed clay
Total 27744 Dunam
Number of opportunities 13

Investment Opportunities in Diwaniyah Province/ Al Hamza District

Investment Opportunities in Diwaniyah Province/ Efak District