Association of Private Banks: Banks granted loans worth 747.3 billion dinars for 8612 projects
The Executive Director of the Association, Ali Tariq, told Shafaq News Agency; The "Central Bank of Iraq launched a lending initiative worth a trillion dinars to support the economy and projects of all kinds," noting that 44 private banks are participating in the initiative.
He added that banks loaned 8,612 projects worth 747.3 billion dinars and contributed to creating thousands of direct and indirect job opportunities, in addition to lending them to hundreds of citizens to buy housing units.
Tariq noted that the Central Bank's one trillion initiative supported the various industrial, agricultural, commercial, residential and other sectors, and led to contributing to improving the status of the local industry and obtaining a market share in light of the sweeping of imported products.
And he indicated that women obtained a good percentage of loans in light of the general trend of the Central Bank, to empower Iraqi women and motivate them to integrate into the labor market and establish private businesses.
The Executive Director concluded his statement by saying; The monetary policy represented by the Central Bank has supported small and medium businesses, because they constitute about 90% of the total companies in most economies of the world and provide the largest percentage of job opportunities, noting that “the doors of banks are still open for those wishing to obtain loans to support their economic projects that start From one million dinars to more than one billion, with very easy interest.”
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