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State Company for Iraqi Cement announced that the decision to prevent the entry of imported cement has provided nearly one billion dollars to the state treasury, and among the decision fair to the government or civil cement plants, he stressed that the current production is sufficient to meet the needs of Iraqi consumers.
He said assistant general director of the General Company for Iraqi Cement Aqeel Shujayri, in an interview with (long-Presse), "The Council of Ministers Resolution No. (409) and since its release end of 2015 and included prevent the import of cement and provided to the state treasury about one billion dollars."
He Shujayri, that "the Council of Ministers did justice to his decision to cement plants, whether governmental or civil due to increased sales and put national product, which is no different from importing a lot and often be better in quality."
Shujayri He pointed out that "there are about 25 government Cement Plant and my family at the moment and the current production capacity of about 21 million tons per year, that's enough to cover the needs of the Iraqi consumer."
The Iraqi Cabinet decided in the (26th April 2016), stop importing commercial cement of all kinds starting from the first of July of the same year, while between it would allow importing "when needed", stressed the need to adopt an acceptable domestic product prices.
The Iraqi Ministry of Industry announced that, beginning in 2016, merging its cement companies under the name "State Company for Iraqi Cement" and showed that the production of the Iraqi cement amounted to 19 million tons in 2015, called for the protection of the domestic product and the control of the border crossings.