German KfW and Minister of Finance Allawi signed the contract last week, now construction works start in Baghdad, Basra, Sulaimaniyah and Mossul! 100 beds per hospital incl. 40 ICU, that’s up to 7.000 patients/year.
The International Energy Agency and the Government of Iraq hosted a high-level Ministerial roundtable on Thursday on investment and economic reforms in Iraq, with a particular focus on the country’s electricity and gas sectors.
The virtual meeting brought together senior Iraqi Ministers and policymakers, Ministers from IEA countries, CEOs and leaders of energy companies as well as international financial institutions, who discussed how to ensure that Iraq’s energy sector can continue its recovery at a time of constrained government budgets and tighter financing environments.
The Government of Germany has committed USD 1.13 million to support the Government of Iraq strengthen its criminal investigations and crime scene management under a new project in partnership with UNDP Iraq.
Strengthening Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Management Capacities in Iraq aims to increase the reliability and effectiveness of criminal investigations, ensuring they are well integrated and proactively conducted by local police. It will also improve the performance of police investigators, making their role in criminal investigations more accountable.
State-run food processing plants will open in Kurdistan in an effort to stabilize horticultural prices, particularly tomatoes.
The nationwide poverty rate is anticipated to increase to roughly 31% according to a joint report by the Ministry of Planning, the World Bank, United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Population Fund and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative that simulated the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, an increase from the 20% poverty rate in 2018.1