ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish region government announced that the volume of investments reached to $37 billion. ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Kurdish region government announced that the volume of investments reached to $37 billion. Kurdish investment plans concentrated in 2012-2013 on agricultural and industrial projects, in addition to housing construction. The sources added that the increase in investments reached to 100% in comparison to 2012. According to available figures, Arbil got $21 billion, $11.4 billion for Sulaimaniya and $4.56 billion for Duhuk provinces. On the other hand, 47812 donums of land were allocated to implement 644 investment projects in the region, as registered. Most of the investment companies prefer the Kurdish region, unlike other province, due to stability and privileges given by the Kurdish government. The Kurdish region became a new economic center in the Middle East, where bigger companies in fields of energy, re-construction, tourism and trade are pouring there.