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Shafaq News / The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazimi, chaired, on Tuesday, a regular session of the Council of Ministers, during which discussions were held on developments in the country, and the topics included in the agenda were discussed.
During the session, developments in the work of the Committee for Promoting Governmental Measures, in the fields of prevention and health control and awareness, were discussed, as well as the governmental measures followed in the field of limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.
And after the Council of Ministers discussed what was included in its agenda, and issued the following decisions:
First / Approval of the minutes of the fourth meeting of the High Commission for the Census attached to the letter of the Ministry of Planning, issue TS / 3/246, dated 08/25/2020, taking into consideration the opinion of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, according to the following:
1- Abolishing paragraph (1) of Cabinet Resolution (108 of 2019), and setting a new date for conducting the General Population and Housing Census in accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of the Statistics Law (21 of 1972), with a statement issued by the Minister of Planning.
2- All ministries send their remarks regarding the population census forms within a maximum period of one month from the date of issuance of this decision.
Second / Approval of the draft law on financing the expenses of the elections to the Council of Representatives, and referring it to the Council of Representatives based on the provisions of Articles 61 / First and 80 / Second of the Constitution.
Third / Approval of writing off the debts owed by the Independent High Electoral Commission for the rental allowances for the period from 2008 until the end of the year / 2020, which are estimated at (7500000000) dinars, only seven billion five hundred million dinars, provided that the commission above performs its tasks regarding Preparing warehouses and receiving electoral equipment and supplies, in preparation for the upcoming electoral event, based on the provisions of Article (46) of the amended Federal Financial Management Law (6 of 2019).
Fourth / The Ministry of Defense bears the difference resulting from the conversion of the currency from the dinar to the dollar, whose value is (406,131,88) dollars, from the sums in the surplus dollar currency, which are in the current account of the Ministry of Defense opened in the Iraqi Trade Bank (TBT) and from the investment contract amounts, That the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Finance take the appropriate measures regarding the required accounting entries, to record in the records and mark the aforementioned amount, for the purpose of the Ministry of Defense to initiate the opening of the documentary credit required duly and legally, to ensure the installation of medical devices in a general hospital for the armed forces.
Fifth / With regard to my loan to finance the Ministry of Electricity projects implemented by Siemens, it was decided:
1- Adoption of Paragraph (3 / F) of Article 2 Second: Deficit of the Federal Budget Law for the fiscal year / 2019, as a legal basis for borrowing the sums fixed in the Ministry of Finance book number 4664, dated 9/1/2020, to finance the implementation and completion project 8 Turbine units, equipping and supervising (32) other cooling units, and a project to install, install and operate (9) gas turbines for the Wasit gas power station, with a total amount of (438,550,000) euros.
2- Borrowing from the Iraqi Trade Bank, the amount of the advance payment for the two aforementioned projects, amounting to (68,660,051) euros, according to Article (1 / First) of the Law of Internal and External Borrowing (5 of 2020).
1- Financing the fifth phase maintenance projects (PUPOS) for the benefit of the American GE company for the year 2020, with an amount of (250,000,000) dollars, only two hundred and fifty million dollars, through the loan agreement with the concerned export guarantee institutions.
2- Authorizing the Ministry of Finance to borrow from the Iraqi Trade Bank an amount (15%) as an advance payment of the value of the project during the year 2020, which is $ 37,500,000, only thirty-seven million five hundred thousand dollars.
– Adoption of Bailiffs (15, 16) and recommendations for the matter Diwani (45 for 2018), the accompanying book linking the Ministry of Planning a number O.s / 1/2/840 dated 02.11.2020, the projects of hospitals, taking into Attention is the remarks of the Legal Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers confirmed according to its memorandum of number M.D / S / 2/1/71/387 LQ, dated 11/15/2020.
– With the exception of Paragraph (5), where the consultant office of Khatib and Alami is mandated to provide advice on it, provided that the consultancy fee is paid by the Ministry of Oil.
Eighth / The desire of the Republic of Iraq to strengthen the role of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI), to obtain more advice, support, technical assistance and electoral observation, as part of its efforts to support Iraq in this field.
Ninth / Authorizing the Minister of Finance the power to negotiate and contract with UNCTAD to automate customs work according to paragraph (Third) affixed in the book of the Ministry of Finance, number (2020) on 11/17/2020, with an exception from the instructions for implementing government contracts No. (2) ) For the year 2014, and canceling previous decisions on the subject of automation, provided that the contract is executed through (UNACTED) without being referred to others.
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