For various projects
KRG environmental protection board employs 151 graduates
ERBIL, January 29 — The Kurdistan Region’s Environmental Protection Board has employed 151 graduates from environmental departments in various projects over the past year, with Erbil accounting for 104 of these placements.
These graduates, who have studied environmental science at universities across Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok, and Halabja, are mandatorily assigned to board-approved projects. They serve as the board’s representatives on these projects and are paid through the project funds.
Abdulrahman Sadiq, the head of the board, told 964media that this initiative was in response to the challenges faced by graduates in securing public sector employment. The board decided to employ a graduate for each approved project to provide both job opportunities and ensure environmental compliance.
“These graduates help project owners avoid errors that could lead to penalties. They work alongside our official monitors, effectively serving as permanent employees within these projects,” Sadiq said.
According to the board’s guidelines, project owners are not permitted to dismiss these monitors. The board itself supervises them and may replace any monitor failing to perform their duties.
The board’s statistics show that besides the 104 graduates employed in Erbil, 18 were placed in Duhok, 14 in Sulaymaniyah, six in Halabja, five in Garmiyan, and four in Raparin.