Saleh: Tourism in Iraq suffer neglect .. The cabinet formed a committee to follow up the sector
Range / Amer Mohi
Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said on Wednesday, the cabinet formed a committee to follow up the economic sectors, including tourism, in order to supplement the budget revenues for additional funds, while stressing that the sector is suffering neglect, economists called for religious tourism and benefit from the shrines scattered in the development of across the provinces.
The head of the government adviser Haider al-Abadi Economic Affairs appearance of Mohammed Saleh "long", "The Council of Ministers has formed a committee to follow up on other economic tributaries of Iraq's non-oil, including tourism, which has been suffering for a long period of neglect and destruction, which is trying former government corrected through the lineup this Committee. "
Saleh added by saying, "The committee will coordinate with specialized affairs tourism authorities to improve in this area and make it one of the sources of imports to Iraq, especially with the size effects and beautiful places owned by Iraq, and therefore it is possible to be a focus of attention of many people, especially if they bring stability security. " Economic Adviser and pointed out that "everyone is tired of the issue of the formation of committees, but everyone hopes that this committee be confident their work and provide what is in the Iraqi tourism service," adding that "the economic plan of the current government aims to diversify the Iraqi economy and not confined to the oil only." .
He stressed that "the government aims to apply the economic program developed by, and, if applied in full, the Iraqi economy will see a new shift in the coming period, especially if you have been to diversify the Iraqi sources of revenue."
For his part, an expert on economic affairs Majid picture in an interview for " term "that" tourism can be an important Iraqi economy resource if exploited properly, and when you apply the correct Tourism foundations as it exists in other countries, "adding that" Iraq could diversity of tourism activities, what makes it distinct from the rest of the world, but This is true in ways that did not take advantage of the specialized agencies. " He said the picture "religious tourism in Iraq did not exploit properly, and this sector can give good money to the Iraqi treasury, and could be the development of tourism in the moment," noting that "the Iraqi economy needs the support of all sectors that provide the imports of the federal budget." "It is not possible to talk about tourism, which imports provided without watching what to do with the concerned authorities in the coming days to develop this sector," stressing that "Iraq needs to develop extended tourist places across most provinces." She World Tourism Organization (February 2015) readiness to support Iraq's efforts in preparing the national strategy for the development of the tourism sector, as discussed in the Ministry of Tourism through through meetings (silk) to be held in Berlin in the coming days to make way (tuff) within the global worship roads.
The director of the Department of tourist groups in the ministry, Mahmoud Abdul-Jabbar al-Zubaidi, press statements that "a delegation from the ministry headed by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities just Alhurcab participated in the tourism Travel Market Conference (Vitor) in Madrid and met on the sidelines of the conference the director of the World Tourism Organization and executives which was addressed to assist Iraq in the preparation of the strategy national tourism development in Iraq, where the organization has expressed its readiness to support Iraq's efforts and to meet the needs in this aspect, especially experts.
Zubaidi said that "the meeting also touched upon the debate by (commercial silk), which extends from China to Europe and Iraq an important part of it is with 31 other state , where the World Tourism Organization confirmed that Iraq is the most active countries in this way, revealing that "the Iraqi side proposed to discuss the inclusion of road (tuff) in meetings through the (silk) to be held in Berlin soon."
said Tourism Minister Adil Hurcab (December 21 the first in 2014) that "the investment is important for the advancement of the reality of tourism in the country, must be used to invest in the development of tourism, and there is no country in the world builds itself through's balance, but it was the investment side is the largest contributor to this process."
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