MOCH - Iraq Housing Program

General Information
Owner Iraq Ministry of Construction & Housing
Masterplan Project (Parent Profile)
Location Iraq
Status --
Sector Construction, Mixed-Use, Mixed-Use
Contract Type Build
Onshore/Offshore Onshore
Greenfield/Brownfield Greenfield
Progress 63
Estimated Budget Value ---
Contract Value 0
Net Value $157993m
Award Date October 2005
Completion Date December 2030
Last Updated On September 2021
ProjectId (Old, New) 15903, 258872


Ministry of Construction & Housing (IMCH) along with the National Investment Commission and Investment Commissions for project owning provinces are constructing 3 million residential units in the form of low rise buildings and townhouses across Iraq.

The US$200,000 million program includes the following:

1. Construction of three million residential units

2. Construction of schools

3. Development of public amenities

4. Infrastructure facilities

5. Construction of associated facilities

Second Section

12 September 2021

Basra Modern City, Housing Complex in Mahmoudia and Barakat Al Ziadi Housing Complex in Samawa projects are facing delays due to lack of funds.

04 July 2021

Diwaniyah Al Shanafia Housing Complex is revived and the construction works are progressing on the project.

12 May 2021

The Al Swera Housing in Wasit continues to be on hold.

16 December 2020

Amiriya housing continues to be on hold.

16 October 2020

Ibrahim Al Khalil Street Development, Al Hamza Housing Complex and Dagharah Housing Complex continue to be on hold.

14 August 2020

Al Rumaitha Housing Complex is still on hold.

17 May 2020

The construction activities on Durrat Karbala Housing Complex are ongoing as per the schedule. The Karbala Housing Complex project continues to be on hold due to funding issues.

24 March 2020

The project New Land Housing Complex and Housing Complex in Shatra continues to be on hold due to funding issues.

29 January 2020

The construction works are progressing on Durrat Karbala Housing Complex and it is expected to complete by second quarter of 2020.

17 December 2019

60 per cent of construction works have been completed on Shatt Al Arab Housing Complex.

08 November 2019

The project Jannat Al Hussain Residential City has been put on hold due to protests in the region.

01 October 2019

Construction works have been completed on Al Ayadi Housing Complex.

29 August 2019

Construction activities are underway on Al-Fatahia Housing Complex and it is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.

25 July 2019

Shatt Al Arab Housing Complex project has been revived and construction activities are underway and it is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter 2020.

03 July 2019

The Diyala Al Khalis Housing Complex project has been revived and construction works are progressing.

24 April 2019

All the housing projects under the Ministry of Construction & Housing in Al Muthanna Governorate and Al-Qadisiyyah Governorate are revived.

01 March 2019

The construction works are progressed upto 50% on Basra Golden City and Nakheel City project was still on-hold.

06 September 2018

SAIC Housing Complex in Salah Al Din (Kar): The project is still on hold, however the time frame for revival is unknown.

02 August 2018

New Land Housing Complex project is on hold due to administrative issues and time-frame for its revival is unknown.

25 July 2018

The first phase of Diffaf Karbala city project is still on hold. The time frame for revival is not decided at this juncture.

04 June 2018

Najaf Investment Commission - Al Salam Housing Complex in Najaf Finishing works are ongoing on Block A and it is expected to be delivered by Q1, 2019.

01 February 2018

Diwaniyah Investment Commission - Al Zahra Housing Complex in Aal Bou Salih The project is continues to remain on hold. However, the client is planing to revive the project.

10 October 2017

Diwaniyah Investment Commission - Al Zahra Housing Complex in Aal Bou Salih. The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues. However, time frame for revival is still unknown.

19 July 2017

Diffaf Karbala city project has been put on hold. The time frame for revival is not decided at this juncture.

13 June 2017

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Qibla Housing Complex in Basra The project continues to be on hold due to financial issues.

29 May 2017

Salah Addin Investment Commission - Dream City Housing Complex in Tikrit The project continues to be on hold due to financial issues and the revival is unknown at this point of time.

24 May 2017

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Housing Complex For Parliament Council The project continues to be on hold due to financial issues.

09 May 2017

Al Nahrawan Housing Complex in Baghdad : The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues, however the revival date is unknown at this time.

20 April 2017

Durrat Karbala Housing Complex : The project continues to be on hold due to civil unrest conditions. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown.

07 April 2017

Al Muthanna Investment Commission - Residential Development in Samawa - Construction works on the project are expected to commence by May 2017.

04 April 2017

Trojan - Orbela Housing Project - The project is on hold due to unknown reasons. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown.

03 April 2017

Housing Complex in Aal Bou Salih - The project continues to be on hold due to unknown reasons. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown.

30 March 2017

Dagharah Housing Complex in Diwaniyah - The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues. The time frame for revival is unknown; Residential Complex in Qalaa Saleh - The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues. The time frame for revival is unknown; Kumayt Housing Complex - The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues. The time frame for revival is unknown.

29 March 2017

Baghdad Investment Commission - Housing Complex in Mahmoudia - The project continues to be on hold, due to unknown reasons. However time frame for revival is yet unknown.

07 March 2017

Thi Qar Investment Commission - Housing Complex in Shatra (Sarah Al Enmaa) : The project is on hold due to legal issues. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown; Thi Qar Investment Commission - Ibrahim Al Khalil Street Development : The project is on hold due to legal issues. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown; Thi Qar Investment Commission - Thi Qar University Faculty Housing : The works on the project have progressed up to 90 per cent. The overall project is expected to be complete by June 2017.

06 March 2017

Al Muthanna Investment Commission - Lu'lwat Sawa City in Samawa : The construction works have progressed up to 70 per cent. It is expected to be complete by 2018.

23 February 2017

National Investment Commission - Dabbash Housing Project - Due to civil unrest & financial conditions, tender has yet not been issued for the project.

23 February 2017

Basra Investment Commission - Nakheel City - Due to civil unrest conditions the tender is expected to be issued in 2018.

20 February 2017

Thi Qar Investment Commission - Al-Fatahia Housing Complex in Shatra - Project has progressed up to 80 per cent on phase 1. Works on phase 2 project are expected to be complete by July 2018.

08 February 2017

Karbala Investment Commission - Legend Residential Complex - Works on the project are progressing at a slow pace. The expected completion of the project is by end of 2020.

06 February 2017

Iraq Establishment of Martyrs - Abi Al Khasib Housing Complex in Basra; Iraq Establishment of Martyrs - Al Sebekh Housing Complex in Basra; Iraq Establishment of Martyrs - Shatt Al Arab Housing Complex in Basra; Iraq Establishment of Martyrs - Zubair Housing Complex in Basra; The project continues to remain on hold due to financial issues.

06 February 2017

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Housing Complex For Parliament Council : The project continues to be on hold due to financial issues.

03 February 2017

Al Rajhi / Trac JV - Basra New City: Phase I : The project continues to remain on hold.

01 February 2017

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Al Jazeera Housing Complex II in Karbala; Ministry of Construction & Housing - Al Galibiya Housing Complex in Diyala; Ministry of Construction & Housing - Al Aziziya Housing Complex In Wasit; Ministry of Construction & Housing - Afak Housing Complex in Diwaniyah; The project continues to remain on hold.

30 January 2017

Basra Investment Commission - Basra Golden City; Ridha Ibrahim Salih - Shanashil Basra; Basra Investment Commission - Basra Modern City; The project continues to remain on hold.

24 January 2017

Baghdad Investment Commission - Al Madaan Housing Complex in Tuwaitha - The project is on hold due to unknown reasons. However, time frame for revival is yet unknown for the project.

12 January 2017

Thi Qar Investment Commission - Housing Complex in Shatra (Markez) : The project continues to remain on hold.

12 January 2017

Thi Qar Investment Commission - Al-Fatahia Housing Complex in Shatra : The project has been revived and the construction works are ongoing. Phase 1 is expected to be complete by April 2017 and phase 2 by January 2018.

11 January 2017

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Al-Qalaa Housing Complex in Nasiriya : The project continues to remain on hold.

17 October 2016

Salah Addin Investment Commission - Al Yusr City in Tikrit The project continues to be on hold due to reasons unknown. Also, the revival time frame is yet unknown.

03 October 2016

Karbala Investment Commission - Legend Residential Complex : Construction work has progressed up to 42 per cent and is expected to complete by end of 2020.

24 August 2016

The following projects continues to be on hold and the time frame for its revival is yet unknown. Dream Residential City in Abu Ghraib; Dream Residential City in Sabiyat;

23 August 2016

Ministry of Construction & Housing - Al Hamza Housing Complex in Diwaniyah: The project is still on hold due to financial issuses said that it might revive back in one month

22 August 2016

Nakheel City: The designs are approved and the client would invite investors to implement the project. The exact time line for main tender is unknown at this juncture.

14 July 2016

Al Amlak Company - Al Amlak Housing Village in Karbala : The project is still on hold. The project is expected to revive back after the completion of Nawart Al Amlak Tourism Project (Dream Land) in Karbala.

01 July 2016

The Central Bank of Iraq has allocated 850 billion Iraqi Dinar ($724 million) to fund the housing projects across the country.

12 April 2016

Al Sadr Housing Complex in Dhi Qar: The project has been put on hold due to legal and financial issues.

09 December 2015

Al Nahrawan Housing Complex in Baghdad: The project has been put on hold during execution stage after it has progressed over 18 per cent.

30 June 2015

The MEP works are carried out by Al-Fatih Group on Thi Qar Investment Commission - Ibrahim Al Khalil Street Development Project.

10 June 2015

The Wasit Investment Commission - Housing Complex for Poor & Widows in Wasit. project continues to be on hold due to legal issues, however the time frame for revival is unknown.

18 May 2015

The construction works have progressed upto 50 per cent and the overall project will be completed by early January 2016 for Najaf Investment Commission - Al Salam Housing Complex in Najaf.

10 May 2015

Housing Complex in Mahmoudia: The construction works on the project has progressed to 30 per cent complete. The structural works have reach the 1st floor.

20 April 2015

The Phase 1 has been progressed upto 65 per cent and it is expected to be completed by December 2015 for Trojan - Orbela Housing Project - which consists of four phases.

08 April 2015

Due to the civil unrest & political issues, the following projects continue to be on hold : Salah Addin Investment Commission - Housing Complex in Salah Al Din (Kar); Salah Addin Investment Commission - Dream City Housing Complex in Tikrit; Salah Addin Investment Commission - Tikrit Gate;

08 April 2015

The project continues to be on hold, however it would be revived back by December 2015 for Thi Qar Investment Commission - Housing Complex in Shatra (Markez).

08 April 2015

The project has progressed upto 40 per cent and the overall project will be completed by April 2017 for Thi Qar Investment Commission - Thi Qar University Faculty Housing.

06 April 2015

The project is kept on hold due to legal issues, however it would be revived back by August 2015 for Sadara - Liwan Housing Complex in Nasiriya.

09 March 2015

Thi Qar Investment Commission - Ibrahim Al Khalil Street Development - Mobilization works are ongoing at a slow pace; Thi Qar Investment Commission - Ahrar Housing Complex in Nasiriya - Foundation works are still ongoing; Thi Qar Investment Commission - Al-Fatahia Housing Complex in Shatra - Phase I has progressed upto 50 per cent and Phase II upto 10 per cent; Thi Qar Investment Commission - New Land Housing Complex in Nasiriya - Construction works will commence soon on this project; Thi Qar Investment Commission - Al Zaqora Housing Complex in Nasiriya - The construction works have progressed upto 35 per cent; However all these projects are expected to be complete by March 2018, and the Thi Qar Investment Commission - Ibrahim Al Khalil Street Development is anticipated to be complete by March 2020.

30 December 2014

A total of $5 billion worth projects are on hold under this programme across the country due to many reasons like financial and civil unrest especially in Al-Anbar and Salah al-Din provinces.

23 December 2012

Industry sources indicate that the project is running behind schedule due to inadequate number of workers and shortage of material.

26 September 2012

Iraq Ministry of Construction will need to budget about $13 billion annually for housing and transport infrastructure. Iraq needs about 200,000 houses annually until 2020.

27 October 2005

Industry sources indicate that Hill International has been awarded a $5.7 million contract to provide project management oversight (PMO) consulting services for housing projects in Iraq. The contract duration is two years.

05 June 2003

MCH announced plans to construct three million residential units in form of low rise buildings and town houses across Iraq.