[size=36]At 87% .. Trade announces its approval of the national product by preparing the ration card for 2019[/size]
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The Ministry of Trade announced, on Wednesday, its dependence on the national product by 87% in supplying the ration card items during the preparation plan for 2019 in light of the escalation of the local production level of local wheat as well as for sugar and edible oil supplied from one of the national factories.
The Ministry of Trade said in a statement, quoting Minister Muhammad Hashem Al-Ani, which Mawazine News received. A copy of it said, "The year 2019 witnessed a great dependence on the national product within the framework of a program taken by the ministry to support the national product and the need to take its natural role in meeting the needs of the ration card and others. Among the projects that the ministry’s departments and companies work on, pointing out that “the dependence on the national product reached 87%, and that the rest is represented by the need for rice material due to the lack of self-sufficiency in producing local rice.”
Al-Ani said, "The processing of sugar, edible oil and wheat vocabulary has completely depended on the national product, which is a real competitor of the foreign product, in light of the interest that the government program has given to support national industries and give it the most important role in the commercial contracts that the ministry undertakes to secure the food vocabulary, which has achieved this year ratios. An advanced achievement that differs from previous years in terms of processing, quality, and the number of prepared meals that increased in flour by ten servings, edible oil and sugar by eight servings. "
The minister added: "As for rice, we have given exceptional attention to the marketing campaign for paddy, and we hope that it will achieve an increase over the previous years."
Al-Ani pointed out that "the quantities of wheat marketed this year fully cover the local need and achieve abundance, and this achievement is achieved for the first time in Iraq as a result of the attention that the government has given to this important strategic crop, which is a priority in ensuring food security and contributes to raising the standard of living for the Iraqi farmer and opens to him." Prospects for developing his work in developing the agricultural sector.
And the Minister of Commerce stated that, "What has been achieved in the framework of supporting the national product during a year of the government represents an important positive situation that contributed to the development of local food industries and gave the opportunity to build factories and factories concerned with sugar and edible oil industries as well as interest in wheat and rice cultivation and the rest of the strategic materials that constitute A priority in ensuring food security for the Iraqi people. ”Ended 29 / A 43