February 12, 2009 - Sulaimaniyah,
Erbil-Hewler, Duhok, Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region 'Iraq'
Orphanage, old people’s
home opened in Erbil
A social care compound that includes an orphanage
and an old people’s home on Thursday was inaugurated
in Arbil city.
“The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has dozens
of projects, which reflects its concern for
children,” the minister of labor, Adnan Mohammed,
said in his speech during the opening ceremony that
was attended by Aswat al-Iraq.
“Another orphanage will be opened in Sulaimaniyah
city next week,” he added.
Meanwhile, the head of the engineers’ corps in the
U.S. army in Iraq said that the project reflects
cooperation between the regional government and the
U.S. side. The project was financed by the U.S.
embassy, which paid $3.15 million U.S. dollars for
the establishment of a services hall, a swimming
pool, an orphanage and an old people’s home in the
city of Erbil, according to the U.S. official.
Senior delegation from
Kurdistan region to visit Germany soon
A senior delegation from the Kurdistan region headed
by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) deputy
premier Omar Fatah will arrive in Germany on Feb.
the 16th to participate in a conference on
rehabilitation and promotion of the Kurdistan region
scheduled to be held in the Munich region of,
Germany, PUK media correspondent in Germany
The Kurdistan region senior delegation will include
the KRG minister for region for finance Baez
Talabani , KRG minister for municipalities Nazanin
Wsu, head of Kurdistan region investment board ,
Herish Moharam, head of the Kurdistan region
industry and commerce chambers Dara Jalil Khayat.
The delegation coincidently with the representative
of the PUK in Germany Ahmed Barwary in addition to
their participation in the conference, will held
several other meetings with German companies to urge
them to invest in the Kurdistan region. The KRG
deputy premier Omar Fatah is expected to meet with
several senior officials of the Munich region.
Turkmen Reform Movement: we
would not link ourselves to any side
On Wednesday, head of PUK third organizational
center in Erbil Bakir Mustafa Saed met with a
delegation from The Turkmen Reform Movement,
including head of the movement Abdul Kadir Bazirgan
and both politburo members Mohamed Sadadin and Emad
In the meeting, Bakir Mustafa stressed the
fraternity between Kurds and Turkmen’s in the
Kurdistan region and Iraq. He reiterated the PUK’s
support to those Turkmen parties that think as a
Kurdistani, particularly the Turkmen Reform Movement
which has been a cooperator and supporter to the
Kurdistan region parliament as well as the Kurdistan
regional government since the beginning.
On return, Bazirgan appreciated the efforts of PUK,
President Talabani in particular, who has been the
defender of rights of the components in Iraq
generally and the Kurdistan region particularly.
“We as the Turkmen Reform Movement would not link
ourselves to any side. We stress that we are
Kurdistani. We hope that all the other Turkmen sides
to regard into the Kurdistan region pragmatically,
to serve sincerely, and to have their own stances
towards any foreign interference into the Kurdistan
region affaires since deteriorating conditions in
the Kurdistan region will harm all.” Bazirgan said.
Iranian artillery resumes
shelling Kurdistan Region border areas in Sidakan
Iranian artillery resumed shelling Kurdistan Region
border areas in Sidakan sub-district of Soran
district bordering Iran and Turkey and targeting
Berkma, Khnera, Lolan, Shamash, Sinin, Rossor
Valley, and Asteroka villages, a close source from
the area told PUKmedia correspondent on Wednesday
Feb. the 11th, 2009, saying the bombing is still
ongoing. The source also said that the losses and
damages of the bombing are not known yet, adding
that the Turkish artillery yesterday bombed Rash
Valley, Are Valley and Khwakurk villages as well.
Erbil: Kurdistan Region
Youths Federation was announced
On Wednesday February the 11th, 2009 the
establishment of the Kurdistan Region Youths
Federation was announced to unite all the youth’s
organizations and to better deliver their demands to
the KRG. The announcement came in a press conference
in Chwar Chra hotel in Erbil.
Secretary of the Kurdistan Youths Freedom
Organization Hiwa Hamid as well as Secretary of the
Democratic Youths Organization in the Iraqi
Kurdistan, indicated the significant of this
federation, asking other youth organizations to join
this federation so that youths can better serve the
youths class in the Kurdistan region through one
federation without religious ,ethnic, national,
Expanding campus project in
Expanding the university campus in Zakho started on
Wednesday at a total cost of ID 4 billion allocated
from the Kurdish high education ministry’s budget,
director of the engineering and buildings affairs in
Duhok university said.
“The project to expand the university campus in
Zakho district which includes the commerce and
education faculties started on Wednesday (Feb. 11),”
Engineer Mohamed Taher told Aswat al-Iraq. “The
project envisages establishing laboratories and 18
apartments for professors,” he noted.
“The total cost of the project reaches ID 4.295
billion, allocated from the high education
ministry’s budget in Kurdistan,” he noted,
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