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  • Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors Company has qualified for the final stage of a $300 million USD desalination and drinking water pipeline network project in the southern Iraqi governorate of Basra, company officials said on May 6.
  • The Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities on February 25 announced $750 million USD worth of new water projects in Basra.
  • 21 May 2012- 09:33 by Local Press Report duBai Arabian Business Drake and Scull International is "about to take its first job" in Iraq, CEO Khaldoun Tabari told a conference in Abu Dhabi today. The value of the pipeline project in Basra is US$300m, he said without giving further details.
  • 23 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRA Water-starved Iraq has accused neighbor Iran of causing severe water pollution, and in response has built a 40 kilometer-long embankment along its southern frontier with Iran to keep polluted runoff from poisoning its rivers and groundwater.
  • 30 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRAH I ^he Ministry of Water Resources awarded the $122 million USD Basrah Irrigation Canal project contract to three companies belonging to the ministry. The contract awards were an exception to the contracting methods outlined in the
  • 1 Mar 2010- 13:46 by Local Press Report Iraq, BASRA Aswat Al-lraq Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki inaugurated eight desalination stations, four in the district ofal-Faw and four in the district ofSaihan in the city of Basra. Each station has a capacity of 100 cubic meters per hour. Each
  • 7 Sep 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report Iraq, BASRA Azzaman (Iraq) The water reaching the southern Iraqi city of Basra from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is undrinkable due to high salinity, so provincial officials are turning to neighboring Iran for a solution. Officials want to import water
  • 22 Jun 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report Iraq, BASRA US Army Three new generators have been installed at Hamden Sewage Plant in Basra. The generators willpower the sewage pumps for the city. Members of the U.S. Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division inspected the pump
  • 6 Apr 2009- 14:46 by Local Press Report Iraq, BASRA Al Aswat (Iraq) Rehabilitation of the rainwater drainage and sewage networks in the southern city of Basra have been completed at a cost of more than $750,000 USD. "Worn-outpipes were replaced with new pipes in alFaw district (100 kilometers
  • 13 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD T he Iraqi government has started reconstruction of water and infrastructure projects in Basra. According to the Basra reconstruction unit, it has started implementing two major projects to set up a heavy water plant in addition to
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by Local Press Report Life for Relief and Development (United States) — U.S.based humanitarian agency Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), in cooperation with Veterans for Peace, have completed a project to rehabilitate a water treatment plant in Basrah, southern Iraq. The
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRAH — Some $26 million USD in water projects have been awarded in Basrah so far in 2007 under Iraq's regional development project, according to Hamid al Dhalmi, head of the Basrah Provincial Council's Water Resources Sector. The
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRAH — The local reconstruction unit in Basrah has awarded a project to supply and install 1 million gallon water treatment units at a station in Bait Wafi region to a local company, Noor al Basrah. The project will cost some $685,000 USD. It is
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRAH — Some $27 million USD of water and sewage projects are planned for Basrah province, according to the local reconstruction unit Work on Al Najibiyah Water Station also will continue, said AN Aziz, head of the reconstruction unit. The water