Khaleeji 25.. What does Basra need to be a shining front for Iraq?
Shafaq News/ The representative of Basra, Ali Al-Machkoor, attributed, on Tuesday, the decline in services in the province to the lack of financial allocations that are not commensurate with its population, stressing the need to show them in a manner befitting the front of Iraq during its hosting of the 25th Gulf Championship.
Al-Maskoor told Shafaq News Agency, "The Basra environment is attractive to citizens of the rest of the Iraqi provinces and foreign visitors, and therefore the current financial allocations are not sufficient to meet the needs of this population density of services."
He added, "Also, Basra's budget is calculated according to an inaccurate population census. It is given to Basra considering its population of two million and 400 thousand people, but in fact it now exceeds four million people, so this aspect must be reconsidered to help Basra contain these numbers."
And the representative of Basra added, "Just as the province is on the verge of the 25th Gulf Championship, there must be a government orientation from ministries and departments to serve it, to be the front of Iraq in the near future."
Al-Maskour pointed out, "there is an integrated study that will be presented by the local government in Basra, explaining the needs of the province during the next stage, so that they appear in a manner befitting the facade of Iraq."
The Gulf Football Association had unanimously voted to hold the 25th Gulf Cup in Basra, southern Iraq.
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