Iraq hosts major construction and engineering convention, a service of Al-Shorfa
Wed, Mar 19, 2014

by Mahmoud al-Mulhim

The Iraqi capital recently welcomed dozens of companies from more than 10 countries to Project Iraq, an international energy and construction exhibition aimed at furthering investment and development in the country.

Held March 10th-12th, 2014 at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, the project by the Lebanese International Fairs and Productions (IFP) Group drew more than 10 Arab and foreign countries and 70 companies.

"I believe it was a great opportunity for us to organise our exhibits in Baghdad, and to return to it once again after a lapse in holding our exhibits there since the 1990s," said Fadi Darwish, director of IFP Group. IFP Group and the Ministry of Trade plan to work together to organise other exhibits in Baghdad in the fields of medicine, automobiles, oil, gas and agriculture, he said.

Holding the exhibit in Iraq was important because it introduced new energy and infrastructure technology into the country, he said: "The exhibit provided an opportunity for those concerned with the economic sector, whether at the level of ministries or investors, to follow up on technological developments that help in reconstruction."

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