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Q&A: Alaa Abdul-Hussein Salman, director of the Basra Investment Commission

Basra's investment chief discusses the opportunities and obstacles as the province pursues new projects.
Alaa Abdul-Hussein Salman, director of the Basra Investment Commission, at his office in November 2021. (ALI AL-AQILY/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Iraq’s southern province of Basra is the country’s energy hub and home to its largest oil fields and main oil export terminals.

But that economic activity has not created prosperity for many residents, who suffer from a lack of job opportunities and water and electricity shortages.

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