The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi Al-Alak on Tuesday discussed with the World Bank Group and representatives of the concerned sectoral bodies in the Ministries of Planning and Finance to draw up near-term plans and ways of stabilizing the liberated areas by taking concrete practical steps.
"The study of ways to stabilize the liberated areas by concrete practical steps, especially with regard to supporting the housing aspect and the resumption of educational and health services and support the housing aspect and the resumption of educational and health services and rehabilitation of electricity networks," the media office said in a statement.
The statement added that "he discussed with the bank the most important obstacles that must be dealt with to overcome the stage," noting "his keenness to learn about the experiences of the countries of the region in this area, especially the Egyptian experience."
He pointed out that "the attendees touched upon the technical aspects that accompany the practical steps to implement these projects to create a solid and smooth work ground that encourages the advancement of investment in the country, especially that the current shift towards industry and production of multiple income resources."
For its part, the World Bank confirmed "its commitment to support and lay the foundation for private sector investment in Iraq and provide all facilities related to financial support."
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