[size=36]Iraq receives offers from 5 Arab countries to establish industrial cities[/size]
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The Ministry of Industry and Minerals clarified, on Sunday, the importance of industrial cities in Iraq, while revealing that it had received requests from 5 countries to establish industrial cities in Iraq.
The Director General of the Industrial Cities Authority of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, Hamed Awad Muhammad, said: "After the issuance of the Industrial Cities Authority Law No. 2 of 2019, the role of the Industrial Cities Authority was activated during the second half of 2020," noting that "the authority was able to establish industrial cities in all provinces.
He added, "The establishment of industrial cities comes due to their importance in providing services and providing job opportunities for young people, as well as bypassing slums by building industrial cities with services that have been focused on and given great importance. Therefore, such cities were established in each governorate."
He pointed out that "the first agreement for an economic city was signed with Jordan, and the procedures were completed for the purpose of declaring it," noting that "those cities are of great importance, including their geographical location, which is located on the borders, in addition to some desert areas that may be loose in security and will turn into populated areas. population, production lines, and services to the country.”
He pointed out, "There is a tendency from neighboring countries to build industrial cities in Iraq, and we have received several offers from Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Kuwait," stressing that "the next stage is the stage of industrial cities, which will be very important to support the country's economy."
He noted that "during a record period, the first contract was signed in Holy Karbala for the construction of an industrial city specialized in petrochemicals and engineering within an area of 5300 acres," noting that