Why Construct Iraq

- The show is the only Ufi approved international construction event in Iraq

- Supported by Iraqi and international community

- 5th edition

- Gateway to Iraq market

- Traditional platform for local investors

- Time-efficient trade tool for exhibitors and visitors

- Opportunity to be a part of 88 billion USD worth of Iraqi reconstruction projects.

- Expand your business across all of Iraq

Iraq Construction Industry

- The local manufacturing of building materials is insufficient, and the materials are being provided by import. 

- The main supplier countries of cement are Turkey and Iran. 

- In the Ceramic Industry Spain and Turkey's products are preferred, whereas in sanitary wares; Egypt, UAE, and Turkey's products are most sought after. 

- Apart from Turkish products, products from Italy, Greece, China, and Pakistan are also generally available. 

- Iraq needs the construction of nearly 2 million new houses. 

- The total length of Iraq’s highways is 42,000 km, 85% of which are asphalt roads. According to the Ministry of Transport, a total amount of $ 40 billion in investment is required for the renewal of the transport infrastructure and the elimination of deficiencies. 

- It is planned that the Arabian Gulf will serve as a docking station for ships coming from China and have their goods exported to Europe via Turkey.

Energy and Power

- It is planned to construct new power plants (various types) with a capacity of 9.200 MW in Iraq.

- Iraq currently generates about 8,000 MW of electricity yet it needs 14,000 to 15,000 MW (However it is predicted that the need would rise to up to 22,000 MW if industrial plants and other investment projects come into operation.) 

- According to another assessment, the country’s need for electricity will be 23,000 MW by the year 2030. Approximately 7.6 hours of electricity can be supplied from the public network to homes. The average use of electricity with special facilities (generators) is up to 15-16 hours. However, the average usage goes up to 19 hours in Basra and 18 hours in Muthanna. This includes Ministry projects, as well as power generation, next to transmission and distribution projects. 

- Global companies such as GE, Siemens, and Alstom, as well as companies from China, Turkey, and Iran have undertaken the construction of power plants in Iraq.