The Iraqi government discusses the water file and announces support for the Investment Authority
Shafaq News/ On Tuesday, the Iraqi Council of Ministers took a number of decisions and recommendations, most notably supporting the Investment Authority and a number of sports clubs financially, while discussing the files listed on its agenda.
In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the media office of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, stated that the council held its thirty-third regular session, during which the overall general situation in the country was discussed, and the most important service, economic and development files were discussed, in addition to discussing the topics listed on the schedule of work.
Al-Kazemi directed all state ministries and their various formations to be in a state of maximum alert, and to harness all the required capabilities of the mechanisms to transport visitors heading to the city of Karbala and their return, provide services to them, ensure the smooth flow of their transportation, and secure their movement.
Meanwhile, Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi gave a detailed explanation of the progress of the fortieth visit, the mechanism for the entry of foreign visitors to Iraq with a high flow, and the necessary protection for all visitors coming from all over the country and heading towards the city of Karbala.
In this regard, Al-Kazemi stressed the need to exert maximum efforts; For the success of the security plan, to secure the visit, and to protect the crowds of visitors who celebrate the Arbaeen ceremonies and their processions.
The statement indicated that the Council of Ministers discussed the topics prepared on the agenda, including those related to the water file, and the challenges facing Iraq in this regard.
The Minister of Water Resources reviewed the country's water situation, the major problems facing the ministry, treatments, and preparations to address them and mitigate their effects on Iraq. The irrigation plan for the agricultural season and the mechanism for overcoming the obstacles encountered were also reviewed.
The Council also discussed the measures of the Ministry of Water Resources in the face of climate changes, and the challenges posed by the dry season, and agreed to approve the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy (32 for the year 2022) regarding updating the strategic study of water and land resources in Iraq, in the face of climate changes according to indicators.
A council issued decisions that included, the General Directorate of Sewers in the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, assigning the project of equipping, implementing and operating the main and subsidiary lines of the rainwater and heavy water sewer networks, with the right-side lifting stations in the city of Mosul, to the implementing company with the best bid, as far as validity is concerned. Finance, provided that the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works bears the validity of legal procedures in assignment and contracting.
It also approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Human Development (16 for the year 2021), and to approve the addition of 500 million dinars, as a maximum of profitable oil companies for each of the oil sports clubs, as an exception to the decisions of the Council of Ministers (25 for the year 2021); For its participation in external tournaments, provided that the amount is added to the approved budget, and the Ministry of Oil has the discretionary power to determine the amount to be spent for each case as part of social services within the amount of the distributable net profit.
Increasing the financial allocation for Al-Zawraa and Al-Mina Sports Clubs by one billion dinars for the year 2022 from the social services account of the General Company for Ports of Iraq.
The Council also agreed to authorize the Chairman of the National Investment Commission to negotiate and sign a draft agreement to encourage and protect investment between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the State of Qatar, as amended by the State Council.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall prepare the necessary authorization document on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the Chairman of the National Investment Commission, according to the approved contexts, and submit it to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to obtain the signature of the Prime Minister.
The council also approved the establishment of a grain marketing center (silo) in Wasit Governorate, to enhance food and national security from the allocations of the Ministry of Commerce.
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