New agricultural project in Duhok to create more than 500 jobs

Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) – Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potato product.

“This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves, so that we will no longer have to import products from other countries,” said Prime Minister Barzani in his speech at the ceremony.

500 factory jobs will be offered as part of the project being carried out by the Like Nest Company, with the help of Kurdish and Dutch investors. It will initially receive 45,000 tons of potatoes from farmers, and another 100,000 tons annually following its completion.

“We want Kurdistan to be known for the quality of its products,” the Premier said, adding that the government prefers the use local products.

The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to the government of the Netherlands for their investment and cooperation in the Kurdistan Region’s agriculture sector.



One travel two views, the event about traveling to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Madrid, 11 of June 2021

Yesterday in the cultural centre La Corrala (UAM) in Madrid took place an event “Kurdistan-Iraq: one travel, two views”.  The conference was organized by Fernando Camacho Padilla, an associate professor of contemporary history at the Autonoma University of Madrid, and Edith Carrillo Alonso, an art historian interested in Indo-European culture and art in collaboration with the Persian cultural center Persepolis and the KRG Office in Spain.

The event was offered both in-person and streaming and was very well received by the audience: around 30 people met in the conference room and another 35 followed online.

During the presentation, Fernando Camacho and Edith Carrillo shared their experience in Iraqi Kurdistan, where they have travelled to for 10 days during the end of March and the beginning of April this year. Both speakers showed pictures of Kurdish historical and cultural sites while they were describing their activities in the area. They both addressed many aspects of Iraqi Kurdistan region: culture, history and present reality seen in Erbil, Slimani, Alqosh, Lalish, Duhok, Amedi, Barzan, Halabja and other places of great historical, archaeological and tourist interest.

It was a very inspiring event. Many attendees asked questions expressing their intention to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan region as soon as the pandemic situation improves.

You can see the event here in Spanish:

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Photos: Inchul Jung