Abadi: We have initiated effective measures to meet the demands of the demonstrators
18/7/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]The launch of Basra allocations of petrodollars and grant conservatives powers to implement the projects lagging
Baghdad / follow-up morning
The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Haider Al-Abadi, announced that the government and its executive bodies have initiated effective measures to meet the demands of the legitimate protestors away from violence. The security forces are instructed to protect the citizens and maintain security throughout the country and to prevent any attack on public and private property. To cooperate with the security services to detect the few "Almndsen" who threaten the abuse of Iraq; demanded political leaders to take responsibility for maintaining the security and stability of the country, and on the electoral process; the Prime Minister that there is a diligent work to achieve
This comes at a time when the Council of Ministers in its meeting on Tuesday, to launch allocations to the province of Basra petrodollar to carry out services, and the disbursement of the province's share of the revenues of the border crossings, and in the water file, the Council voted to increase the release of water from Nazem Qal'a Saleh and channel innovation To provide water to citizens in Basra, as well as work on the rehabilitation and completion of projects faltering in Umm Qasr and the water project of Basra and the continued effort in the planning and implementation of major strategic projects to benefit from loans in addition to allocations and budget, and voted the Council on several procedures in the file Electricity and job creation in Basra and the cities of Iraq. The Council approved the recommendations on activating the law of sponsoring scientists. The Council of Ministers directed the Ministry of Oil to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study on the project of establishing a marine export base for Iraqi crude oil in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and related bodies Ministers.
Press conference ,
Ebadi said in his weekly press on Tuesday: "We are following the demands and needs of citizens in all provinces and listen to these legitimate demands, and We have sent executives to meet what we met at the present time of these demands , " explaining that "during our recent visit to the city Basra with the ministerial committee, we have heard all segments of Iraqi society on suffering and lack of services, and we have ordered the allocation of funds to provide services as well as work to provide employment opportunities for the unemployed.
"We have directed the security forces to protect the citizens and prevent any attack on public and private property and vital institutions of oil rights, airports and government buildings. The duty of the security forces is to protect citizens and state institutions," he said.
"We want to hear your voice, but you must cooperate with us to hand over the delegates and bring them to justice, those who are trying to create hostility between the citizens who claim their rights and their children from the security forces who maintain the security of the homeland and the citizen. "We recognize the existence of shortcomings and shortcomings in the implementation of the government's decisions to provide services and others, but I call on citizens to cooperate and prevent large corrupt demonstrations," he added, "I meet personally with most activists, and I am keen On the "We have briefed the leaders of the political blocs on the current scene in all its details, and there is a consensus to stabilize and meet the legitimate demands of citizens and the preservation of security by taking action against the seditious saboteurs."
The allocation of the petrodollar allocations for the implementation of projects in Basrah governorate and the disbursement of the province's share of the revenues of the border ports, and in relation to the problem of water in the governorate, the government decided to address them in three dimensions. The first is the near term, which is related to increasing the share of potable water for Basra, Qal'at Salih and Al-Bida'a Canal. These measures are sufficient to provide sufficient water for the residents of the governorate. In the medium term, it is to accelerate the implementation of the large Basra water project and start its experimental operation next August. We are in contact with the Japanese side to ensure their return after security has been established, as well as to rely on our experts to carry out part of this task. I confirm that those who committed violence and assault on state installations and our security forces are (few) ) Want to offend the demonstrators and Iraq in a way
He added that "among the paragraphs discussed by the Council of Ministers to address the problem of water in Basra in the near term, is the rehabilitation and completion of projects operating in Umm Qasr and the desalination plant FAO and Sihan, and in the medium term is the completion of a project range of 580 thousand cubic meters per day, And the long term is the continuation of the effort to take advantage of loans to implement the major strategic projects, led by desalination project, where we began months ago to lay the foundations for this project, which will save one million cubic meters a day, which is enough Basra 5 years.
"Although I do not want to absolve the federal government and its ministries of default, billions of dollars have been spent for the province of Basra over the past years, but for a number of reasons the services have been few. Which took place between the local government and the implementing agencies, specifically in the field of electric power. Therefore, the Council of Ministers decided to give the province of Basra the authority to transfer work in projects suspended due to problems related to lack of funding or the existence of problems raised to eliminate the blocking work or break the contract to evil The Ministry of Electricity and the continuation of any previous legal or administrative procedures, and we have delegated the governors of the other provinces the same procedure to address any similar cases in their provinces. "
Among the important matters discussed by the Council of Ministers, Abadi stressed "is the issue of providing employment opportunities for the people of Basra province and the rest of the provinces, as the Council decided to form a crisis cell to follow up the status of services and the security side, and the Council of Ministers voted on the inclusion of retirees in Cabinet Decision No. 281 of 2017 on Organization of the process of settling the salaries of employees in government institutions The Council approved the recommendations on activating the law of caring for scientists, and directed the Council of Ministers to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study on the project to establish a naval export base for Iraqi crude oil in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and related bodies and raise to The Cabinet, and voted to issue a sovereign guarantee for the project Maysan investment power plant. " Media Questions
"There is no one above the law. As Iraq is an emerging democracy, it means freedom is a responsibility that should not be misused," he said. "Freedom is not. "We respect the profession of the media and the media and the efforts they make for the homeland and the citizen, but there must be controls in what may and may not be allowed in this profession, like any other profession. We remember the cause of terror. Which was caused by some media outlets suspicious after the emergence of d The terrorist and the promotion of some pens for the rumors of the fall of the capital Baghdad, and we hope that the media will bear responsibility for what is happening and convey the news honestly and honestly. "
And on the impact of the events of recent demonstrations in the agreements of the political blocs to form the largest bloc and go towards forming a new government, Abadi said, "According to the atmosphere that prevailed in our meeting with the leaders of the political blocs, it seems that the events of demonstrations made them speak positively the need to resolve matters and form the largest bloc and go towards The formation of the government, which means that the demonstrations have a positive role in this direction, and there is currently work diligently to achieve the counting and manual sorting and the announcement of results soon.
"The lessons learned by the government from the events of demonstrations in the center and the south and how to deal with similar events in the future," said Abbadi: "It was clear beyond doubt that there is a state of dissatisfaction of citizens, and this was demonstrated before these demonstrations through the participation of the strong In the last elections, which amounted to 45 percent, and it is imperative that all politicians look at another perspective, should be the service of the country and the citizen above all, and in my personal and functional as well, I encourage demonstrations and consider it a motive for the politician and executive to work hard, but without violence, we want Hearing legitimate demands ".
"The Iraqis have lived through difficult years after the collapse of the state and the fall of the dictatorial regime. Today, we are still paying the consequences of that collapse, and people are worried about the situation. The Executive to take their role to the fullest, and for every official from the Minister and what below can not do his duty, to submit his resignation, and God willing, these demonstrations will give us their legitimate demands and away from violence a dose of immunity if we respond to them, because we have identified mistakes, Our recovery and departure
On the issue of electricity companies and their expulsion from three governorates, the Prime Minister said, "When the Council of Ministers decided to raise the issue of collection, we had the opinion that the collection through the government cadres in the Ministry of Electricity, but the recommendations tended to choose companies in the private sector to do so, And declared frankly, that the purpose of this step is basically not to collect funds from citizens in return for the provision of electricity, but was to stop wasting electricity and bypassing the network, Basra this year, its share of electricity increased by 10 percent from last year, but waste and overrun On the network Electricity was born a great pressure on the system, which led to increased hours of interruption, "and revealed that Abadi"
Council of Ministers meeting of
the Cabinet held on Tuesday its regular meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, said the statement of the Media Office of the Prime Minister received the "morning" that the Council discussed the general situation in the country and file services, including the recommendations of the committee formed by the Council of Ministers Resolution No. 262 of the year 2018.
In what Concerning the province of Basra, the Council voted on:
a - Launching the allocations for the province of Basra petrodollar to carry out the services.
B - disbursement of the province's share of the revenues of border crossings.
In the water axis, the Council voted on: (
a) Increasing the water discharge through Nazem Qal'at Salih at 75 cubic meters per second and increasing the water discharge in Al-Bida canal to 7.5 cubic meters per second.
B - running the water project in Basra at the end of next August, a pilot operation in preparation for full operation.
C - Rehabilitation of projects and the completion of work projects Umm Qasr and desalination plant FAO and Sihan
D - and the medium term .. Implementation of projects and expansion of existing projects provide 580 thousand cubic meters per day of drinking water.
E) Continuing the effort in planning and implementing the major strategic projects by benefiting from loans in addition to allocations and budget.
In the power axis, the Council voted to:
• Give the province of Basra the power to transfer work in projects suspended due to problems associated with lack of funding or the existence of problems raised to eliminate the blocking work or break the contract to the Ministry of Electricity with the continuation of any previous legal or administrative procedures.
• Authorizes the governors of other governorates to take the same action to address any similar cases in their governorates.
The Council of Ministers discussed the provision of employment opportunities for the sons of Basra province and the rest of the provinces. The Council also decided to form a crisis cell to monitor the status of services and the security aspect. The Cabinet voted to include retirees in the Cabinet Resolution No. 281 of 2017 on regulating the settlement of salaries of employees in government institutions.
The Council also approved the recommendations of the Council of Ministers to prepare a comprehensive feasibility study on the project to establish a marine export base for Iraqi crude oil in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and related authorities and to submit to the Council of Ministers. The project also witnessed the vote on the sale of the land numbered 15/19/1970, which belongs to the General Company for Design and Implementation of Projects in the Ministry of Industry and Minerals to its occupants.[/rtl]
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