07/17/2014 (0:01 pm)
BAGHDAD / Ibrahim Ibrahim
Criticized lawmakers and economists government steps timid in addressing the crisis of industrial rampant for years, pointing to a lack of strategic plans are able to promote the reality of industrial country, as confirmed Iraq's possession of potential human and material able to build a balanced economy depends on its industrial exports without relying on a single source of income .
A former member of the Committee on Economy parliamentary Hussein Salman Mohammed "long", "The industrial process is one of the most important pillars of the national economy of the country as it represents the balance of fiscal and monetary help to address all the collateral damage associated with the country's dependence on a single product is oil source to the outside."
He added that "the wheel of the national industry in the country was paralyzed after a full year 2003 and subsequent years due to the inability of successive governments to address the roots of the crisis industrial for several reasons and the most important of negligence and indifference to the reality of industrial non-existent."
He explained that the "non-application of the laws enacted by the Parliament of the previous session as the law of product protection and consumer protection and antitrust law in addition to the customs tariff law reflected negatively on locally produced goods and led to the suspension of the entire production."
He said the "lack of national industry to the minds of technical and accumulated experience of making the Ministry of Industry and interface for the disbursement of public funds by the salaries and allowances of staff of the armies of the unemployed and the real product that has become history."
He stressed that the "transformation of public and industrial companies that were producing everything he needs to Iraqi individual contracting companies importing goods from neighboring countries without a level to sell at high prices to the citizen in accordance with the theory of a miserable lasted for many years without interruption."
He pointed out that "the success of the agricultural initiative was due to the availability of the main base for continuing represented by money and good soil in addition to the lack of overlap some of the factors side is the basis of the process of durability you need while agricultural initiative to important elements such as power, fuel and raw materials, which makes the vocabulary complex and many, and so it needs the will genuine national plans do not work dilatory and advertising only. "
And exposed Iraqi industry in 2003 to the biggest looting and destruction in its history, if not pass the hours on the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the ninth of April 2003 until I started the biggest theft in the century, the modern state factories and laboratories that lasted for weeks in making the most of the industrial enterprises of Iraq just steel structures Some are turning to the land barren after completely looted.
In spite of the attempt by the Iraqi government to rehabilitate and revitalize the Iraqi industry over the past years through the allocation of funds and loans to help the Iraqi Industrialists, they have not achieved significant progress, the continued decline in the level of processing of electric power, which is nerve basis for any industry, as well as the inability of Iraqi products to compete imported products, but rarely because of the lower their price and quality.
In turn, the economic expert Majid picture in an interview for the "long", that "Iraq does not need to initiatives are temporary and do not carry visions of a strategy based on economic plans are clear and solid."
"The steps to build a domestic industry advanced need to help several factors such as the provision of electricity and raw materials, in addition to the activation of financial laws and punitive chock associated with the product launch of a national characteristic."
He explained that the picture "reduce the cost of the product through the issuance of tax exemption decisions and the granting of financial assistance to local investors without the benefits are deducted on a long-term periods would the advancement of the local industries of the country during certain periods of time."
He said the "economy of Iraq is rich in financial terms as a result of the sale of oil so it must invest the money and that the allocation of $ 7 to $ Trillions in the form of annual payments according to demonstrate clear tables in the annual budget of each year." He stressed that "the establishment of a development bank particularly in the industrial sector is largely supportive in terms of providing financial liquidity and attractive to domestic capital and foreign, including contributing to the re-spin the wheel of the national industry in all different areas."
He noted that "the granting industrial licenses by the Ministry of Industry does not necessarily mean activating the industrial side because most of the projects granted by licenses originally did not start its work in the presence of obstacles not addressed properly and in accordance with the methodology of the agenda of a specific action."
The Iraqi government launched in August 2008 a comprehensive initiative to promote the agricultural reality in the country, while the set time limit of ten years to reach the stage of Iraq's self-sufficiency in crop strategy, the initiative includes among other things, supporting farmers with seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, land reclamation and ensuring the purchase of production of strategic crops at market prices, in addition to the allocation of funds to lend variety.
There are in different cities of Iraq as a parameter coefficient governmental Off paper, iron and steel, petrochemical and after the cessation of production units as well as fertilizer plants exposed to destruction because of wars or obsolescence of its equipment.
The Association for the Development and the development of industry and commerce in Iraq criticized, earlier, lack of state support for the industry and trade sector and open the doors of import wide, causing damage to the product nationally and loosing competitiveness, as they believed that the scarcity of electricity, fuel and not keep up with the Angels national global developments and the lack of laws appropriate most important factors in the decline of Iraq industrially and economically, confirmed its quest to detect areas ready for industrial investment and help stimulate foreign and Arab companies to invest jointly with Iraqi investors, finding sources of industrial and commercial non-oil.
It is noteworthy that Iraq has witnessed after the year 2003, a state of openness without restrictions on the world led to flood the local market with goods from around the world with impunity, as well as a decline in domestic production and public sectors as a result of the security chaos and the scarcity of Snap and fuel, failed efforts government agencies concerned, so far, including the standardization and quality control and the ministries of environment and health in the face of the flood of inferior goods, despite the efforts made in this regard.
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