Iraq receives 7 ships loaded with wheat and rice to support the ration card
The Ministry of Commerce announced on Wednesday the arrival of 5 ships loaded with imported wheat and two bags loaded with rice to the port of Umm Qasr in the southern province of Basra to support the ration card.
The General Company for Grain Trade said in a statement received by "Economy News" that the cargo of the seven vessels will be distributed in accordance with the plan approved by the Department of Import and Marketing of the Ministry.
The company added that the Ministry of Commerce continues to import contracts and additional quantities to secure stocks to meet the needs of the ration card.
In mid-February, the ministry announced its contract to buy 150,000 tons of wheat from Canadian, Australian and American sources to boost ration card items and fill the country's need for wheat flour.
The Ministry announced on February 5, its intention to buy 50 thousand tons of wheat in a global auction of American origin, Australian or Canadian.
The Ministry of Commerce also issued a tender on November 19 for the purchase of 50,000 tons of wheat for supply from American, Canadian and Australian sources to cover the requirements of the ration card.