Priority areas of development in Kurdistan –IraqZakho city - Kurdistan

  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Infrastructure – Public Transport; National Rail; and International Railway Link.


The government of Kurdistan-Iraq welcomes investors’ participation not only in the above but also in the following project areas:

  • Waste Management System
  • Mineral beneficiation plants for gypsum talc, kaolin, marble, dolomite
  • Mini sugar production plants
  • Cement production
  • Leisure and Entertainment Facilities
  • Refractory bricks
  • Small medium scale plant for sheet metal production
  • Bottled
  • Mining of industrial minerals mineral water
  • Telecommunications
  • Shopping Malls
  • Hospitals



The Regional Government of Kurdistan-Iraq in its determined efforts to develop and promote tourism into an economically viable industry had evolved a tourism policy. The main thrust of the policy is to make Kurdistan-Iraq a prominent tourism destination in Iraq, generate foreign exchange, encourage even development, promoted tourism-based rural enterprises, generate employment, accelerates rural-urban promotion of domestic and international tourism. It also aims at encouraging active private sector participation in tourism development.

Airports and Airlines

There are airports in the major cities of Kurdistan-Iraq. Iraqi domestic airline combine link to Kurdistan-Iraq with the rest of the world through the international airports in Baghdad & Erbil.


A combination of factors, both geographical and socio-cultural makes Kurdistan-Iraq a good tourist destination in the continent. Kurdistan-Iraq, because of its size and location, spans several vegetation belts. The equatorial climate provides radiant sunshine most of the year.

Hotels and Restaurants

There are several international-known hotels in Kurdistan-Iraq such as the Rotana, Divan and Marriot, which is under construction.

Excellent restaurants offering a wide range of choice in meals, drinks and entertainment are also in abundance in the major cities.The various hot dishes of ethnic cuisines are well patronized.

Why Invest in Kurdistan-Iraq?

  • The country has enjoyed stability for well over 10 years.
  • The Kurdistan-Iraq economic and legislative policy ensures full protection and obligation to foreign investors.
  • The Kurds are highly hospitable people. The population is conservatively placed at 5.5 million people.
  • Kurdistan-Iraq is endowed with huge resources both natural and human.
  • Kurdistan-Iraq can be best described as a vibrant virgin economic terrain. 100% ownership of companies in Kurdistan-Iraq to foreign investors.


Further reading: Kurdistan Investment Law.