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News category archive: Basrah

  1. New Museum Opens First Gallery in Basrah

    A new museum celebrating the rich cultural heritage of southern Iraq has opened its first gallery at a ceremony in Basrah today. The gallery, which displays artefacts from the Hellenistic period (c. 300 BC) through to the present, represents the first major milestone in an eight-year project involving the Iraq Ministry of Culture, the State Read More…

  2. The Governor of Basra and the Provincial Council dine with IBBC members

    His Excellency the Governor of Basra, Dr Majid Al-Nasrawi,  together with representatives of the Basra Provincial Council,  Mr Aqeel Al Khalidi, Mr Hayder Al Saadi, Mr Jabbar Al Saadi, and Mr Munther, joined the IBBC Chairman Baroness Emma Nicholson in a dinner at the new Shams Hotel on the 14th January 2015. The IBBC event was attended by a significant Read More…

  3. Weir announces US$98m (£59m) contract for provision of maintenance services in Iraq

    PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2014   Weir announces US$98m (£59m) contract for provision of maintenance services in Iraq The Weir Group PLC (“Weir”) announces it has signed a contract with LUKOIL Oil Company (LUKOIL) to provide general maintenance services for the West Qurna-2 oilfield in Southern Iraq. The agreement, which is for two years and Read More…


    The Iraq Britain Business Council has welcomed a new initiative to boost the Iraqi jobs market A weekend conference in Basrah – sponsored by the Ministry of Oil and supported by Shell – has been investigating how to revitalise the Iraqi private sector by ensuring contracts with oil majors went to local firms. Oil Minister Read More…


    At a ceremony in Basrah on Thursday (21st) the IBBC’s Executive Chairman Baroness Nicholson signed a memorandum of understanding with the Governor of Basrah Dr Khalaf A Khalaf, signalling a new era of co-operation. Dr Khalaf said the agreement meant: “Basrah regards the IBBC as the door to the UK.” Meanwhile Baroness Nicholson pledged to:  Read More…

  6. UK Trade Minister Lord Green Calls In At IBBC’s Basrah Office

    The United Kingdom’s Trade Minister Lord Green met with local business leaders, British company executives, as well as the IBBC’s representatives in Basrah today (23rd). The hour long meeting, in an office complex shared by the IBBC, focussed on the security environment in Basrah and business opportunities for British companies in the region.

  7. Basra’s economy promises to boom

    An article in the Daily Telegraph has emphasised the importance of Basra to British Business. The full article can be found below. 29:12:12_2012-12-30 Telegraph article Basra Business Colin Freeman The Daily Telegraph By Colin Freeman

  8. Brits To Close Basrah Consulate

    The British Government is to end permanent staffing at its consulate in Iraq’s southern city of Basrah. Diplomats and trade officials will fly down to Baghdad when needed and the embassy in the Iraqi capital will be built up. But British business leaders are worried the closure will send the wrong signal to Baghdad as Read More…

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