8-30-2016 Intel Guru ADMINBILL THOSE THAT ARE TALKING ARE ALL SAYING THAT ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 IS SIGNIFICANT FOR DINARLAND. WORD IS THAT IRAQ SHOULD SEE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW PAPER AND COIN CURRENCY TODAY. ALL IS SAID TO BE COMPLETED WITH THE INCLUSION OF A CERTAIN 2013 DECREE TO BECOME ACTIVE AUGUST 31ST. THOSE THAT I TALK TO CONTINUE TO BE VERY POSITIVE. SO ARE THEIR
Adminbill: TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2016 (9:00AM MDT)TUESDAY HAS ROLLED IN AS IT ALWAYS DOES WEEK AFTER WEEK. NOT MUCH TO SAY.THOSE THAT ARE TALKING ARE ALL SAYING THAT ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 IS SIGNIFICANT FOR DINARLAND.WORD IS THAT IRAQ SHOULD SEE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW PAPER AND COIN CURRENCY TODAY.BANKS ARE SAID TO BE ON ALERT WITH WEALTH MANAGERS MOVED INTO PLACE IN CERTAIN
By John Lee.
Iraq would reportedly consider selling crude through Iran if talks with Iraqi Kurdistan on an oil revenue-sharing agreement fail.
Deputy Oil Minister Fayadh al-Nema told Reuters that Iraq’s State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) plans to hold talks with the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG), possibly this week.
He said “If the negotiations come to a close [without an agreement] we will start to find a way in order to sell our oil because we need money, either to Iran or other countries.”
An agreement between Iran and Iraq could function in a similar fashion as oil-swap deals Tehran has had with Caspian Sea nations, according to an oil official.
By John Lee.
Lafarge Iraq has signed an agreement with Iraq’s General Company for Land Transportation (GCLT) to transport cement.
The contract is the largest in the history of the GCLT, which is owned by Iraq’s Ministry for Transport. It will run for one year, and may be extended for five years.
Lafarge Iraq is a subsidiary of Swiss-based giant LafargeHolcim Group.
(Source: Ministry for Transport)
Zain Iraq and Ericsson have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement.
Under the extended agreement, Ericsson will continue to optimize, transform and manage network and IT operations for Zain’s nationwide 3G mobile network in Iraq, which currently includes over 4,200 sites across the country.
This agreement will allow Zain to focus on expanding its network and offering appealing voice and highly demanded data services to meet customer needs, especially in the corporate sector.
The deal will result in Zain ramping up its offer to deliver best quality of service and experience to its 11.2 million customers using Ericsson’s managed services capabilities. The agreement also sees Zain benefit from a reduction in operating costs (OPEX) while offering customers improved data service quality and availability, given the pent-up demand for mobile broadband in the country.
Furthermore, Zain will be able to increase its focus on its core customer-facing business activities such as managing customer relationships and offering a shorter time-to-market for the delivery of new services and technologies.
Scott Gegenheimer, Zain Group Chief Executive Officer, says:
“Through this agreement, Zain Iraq will be better positioned to support the evolution and growth of the telecommunication industry in the country and ensure that all Iraqis receive urgently-needed quality mobile telecommunication services. Social volatility has led to network instability in this huge and significant market for Zain, and as we strive to continue providing connectivity for our valued customers, our close relationship with Ericsson enables us to maintain vital mobile services and further contribute to the economic and social development of Iraq’s economy.”
Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Middle East and East Africa at Ericsson, says:
“Today’s announcement is another testimony of our long-term partnership with Zain in Iraq and across other markets. Throughout the years, we helped Zain in Iraq to provide a differentiated experience to its customers and we look forward to continuing our partnership and transform Zain’s network with our experience centric managed services offerings.”
(Source: Press Release)
By John Lee.
The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq:
- Humanitarian Access and Safety Advisor, Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
- Security Driver, World Food Programme (WFP)
- Finance Associate, World Food Programme (WFP)
- Team Leader, Integrated Community Reconciliation, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Project Assistant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Livelihood Development Consultant, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Housing Policy Expert for United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
- Emergency Response Team Leader – Mosul Displacement, Relief International
- Public Service Oversight Advisor, Global Communities
- Technical Experts, Global Communities
By John Lee.
The United Nations has advertised several new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan:
- Hygiene Promotion Strategy Development Consultancy, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- Grants Coordinator, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- GBV Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- GBV Officer – Case Management, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- Security Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
- Safety Trainee, Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
- Deputy Program Manager, Relief International
- Emergency Response Team Leader, Relief International
- Emergency Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- Human Rights Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
- Logistician, World Health Organization (WHO)
- Partnership Development Coordinator, GOAL
- Operations Manager, Save the Children
By John Lee.
The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 30 banks and 15 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Monday.
A total of $125,837,738 sold at a price of 1182 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar.
(Source: Central Bank of Iraq)
RaginCajun: 10m Smart ID Cards Issued (IRAN)A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued so far. The figure is expected to increase to 22 million by the end of the current year in March 2017, said Hamid Derakhshan Niya, head of the Organization for Civil Registration. The plan to replace all old cards is now underway and the new smart cards can be got at all +10 police offices