Wednesday's newspapers pay attention to the decisions of the Council of Ministers..and to set next year as a date for the inauguration of the Silk Tunnel..and to indicators that threaten to enter Iraq with a fourth wave of corona
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Al-Zaman newspaper / Iraq edition / said that the General Company for Ports of Iraq affiliated to the Ministry of Transport has set next year as a date for the inauguration of the submerged water tunnel or the silk tunnel, the largest and first of its kind in the Middle East and the Gulf.
The newspaper quoted the company’s media director, Anmar Al-Safi, in a statement as saying that “the company is working hard and hard to improve the depths of the navigation channels by restoring the design depth and berth interfaces to 12.5 meters in order to be able to receive large ships.” In nearby ports, they are unloaded and transported via small ships, but now the big ships depart from their ports and reach the Iraqi ports directly, even if they are large and gigantic, as they are able to dock safely and securely).
The newspaper focused on his assertion that (work is underway on a large scale in the port, and the company has held talks with the Korean Daewoo, which is implementing the Faw port project, and it was agreed to expedite the completion of work in the port within the time periods specified in the contract, which is three years), indicating that (the director of Ports General, Farhan Al-Fartousi, demanded the company to abide by its timings, and it expressed its reassurance that the work will be completed, perhaps before the agreed period. It is fast under the waters of Khor Al-Zubair and connects to the international highway to reach northern Iraq and then to Turkey and then to the European warehouse in Berlin, to transport all goods that reach Faw from India or from East Asia or from the Gulf to Europe through a shortened and shortened way, which is Al-QanaIraq).
The newspaper stressed that “the completion rate of the submerged water tunnel has reached more than 75%, and it is on the rise and a very positive development. The company and the ministry are interested in completing the project with its contractual timings.
To that, the semi-official Al-Sabah newspaper affiliated with the Iraqi Media Network said that the Council of Ministers, in its regular session, which was held yesterday headed by the Speaker of the Council, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, demanded the Ministry of Finance to allocate three billion dinars to the Baghdad Water Department belonging to the Baghdad Municipality from the emergency reserve for the fiscal year / 2021, for necessary maintenance and maintenance works.
The newspaper added that Al-Kazemi reviewed, according to a statement by the media office of the Council of Ministers, the general situation in the country, the latest political and security developments, and the operations of our armed forces in pursuing the remnants of the defeated terrorism, and eliminating its hideouts and
The newspaper stated that the session witnessed a review of the epidemiological report, the totality of the recent measures to confront the Corona pandemic, and the developments of the work of the committee to strengthen government measures in the areas of prevention and health awareness control; To limit the spread of the virus, and the most important steps taken by the Ministry of Health to confront the pandemic.
The newspaper pointed out that the council decided to host the governor of Basra, for more clarification on the Basra tube water project / heresy channel, and also approved the recommendation of the Diwaniyah Order Committee (57) for the year 2021, regarding the approval of the agricultural plan for the whole country, including the Kurdistan region.. The Council authorized the Tourism Authority to send a direct invitation to at least three solid, specialized companies, for the purpose of investing the land of the Najaf Hotel / Al-Ghadir 2/395 District, and the Babylon Tourist Hotel / Hilla.. The Council also decided to assign the legal department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to prepare a project Law; To amend the effective Iraqi Media Network Law, including the abolition of the network’s Board of Trustees, and the reorganization of its administrative structure.
On another topic, Al-Zawraa newspaper, affiliated with the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate, said that the Ministry of Health warned against entering the country with a fourth wave of the Corona virus, and while it indicated that there are several indicators that warn of entering the new wave, it confirmed that its health teams will start following health and safety procedures in all institutions, indicating that it will tighten procedures. on the unvaccinated.
And the newspaper cited a statement by the director of public health in the ministry, Riyad Al-Halfi, in which he said that our previous experience, when there was a large drop in the number of corona infections, began after the second wave, which was more dangerous. Noting: The decrease in the number of infections does not mean that the epidemic has completely receded as long as it exists globally. He added that there are several indicators that warn of a fourth wave of the virus entering Iraq, and in light of it, the ministry issued several warnings. Pointing out: It is among the indicators that the epidemic has begun to renew in many countries, including Russia and Britain, and the emergence of a new strain called Delta Plus or the new mutation strain, as happened in the past when the delta appeared in India and spread to all countries, so which mutation appears in many countries Travel will travel to all countries.
The newspaper indicated that he confirmed that there are no commitments to health and preventive measures in the country, as the commitment is almost zero, and any mutation that enters will spread quickly, as well as the weather factor, where the winter season is a factor in increasing the mutation of the virus. Noting: The percentage of vaccinated people is still low, as the demand for vaccinations is weak, all of these factors portend the deterioration of the health system in the country.
And about the nature of the fourth wave, Al-Halfi said: Epidemiologically, we cannot predict anything, and even experts in the world cannot predict the future because the virus is changing from one country to another and from one strain to another. Noting: That this strain so far, no one knows whether it is more severe than the previous strains or not? He went on to say: If the rate of vaccinations increases in the country, whatever the nature of the strain, it will not be very dangerous, and the number of hospital admissions will be few and the deaths will also be few, but If there is a reluctance to vaccines with the entry of the fourth wave, it will be more deadly and dangerous because it will spread very quickly, but if the percentage of vaccines increases, the wave will be light and people will resist it, and we can maintain our health system./End[/rtl]