[rtl]Baghdad - Iraq today:
The Council of Ministers issued a package of decisions and recommendations during its session held today.
The council stated in a statement, "Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani presided over the sixteenth regular session of the Council of Ministers, and the session witnessed consideration of general conditions, issues and files related to the government's implementation of its program based on service priorities, combating corruption, poverty and unemployment, and achieving economic reform steps.”
And the statement added, “At the outset of the session, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of continuing the momentum of what has been achieved from the government program, and the importance of citizens feeling the seriousness of state agencies in implementing the projects that they We promise to complete, in order to build confidence, and that efforts accelerate during the coming weeks and months to reinforce the principle of trust and that the state does what it promises.”
And he continued, "Within the framework of follow-up and oversight, Al-Sudani directed all ministries to submit and discuss monthly reports that include non-oil revenues collected by the ministries."
And in between, “With the advent of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr, His Excellency directed that the Eid holiday be from Thursday, April 20, and until Monday, April 24, may God restore it to Iraq and the Islamic nation with goodness and stability .”
And with the celebrations of our Yazidi people on the Yazidi New Year, the Council of Ministers approved on this occasion that tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19 of this year (2023), will be an official holiday for Yazidi citizens. The council also decided to consider the first Wednesday in April of each year an official holiday for the Yazidi component, according to the statement.
The statement indicated that "the council continued to study the issues on its agenda and took the necessary decisions and directives in this regard."
He pointed out that "in the field of land and infrastructure development for the capital, Baghdad, and projects to reduce population growth and pressure on the city center and its outskirts, the Council of Ministers approved the recommendations set out in the minutes of the meeting held in the office of the Prime Minister on March 15, 2023 for the purpose of transforming the land of Al-Rashid Camp into green spaces and opening Sinbad Street, and rehabilitating and opening the atomic energy road, according to the following: 1-
Allocating all lands of Al-Rashid Camp to the Municipality of Baghdad (except for the Al-Rashid Military Hospital) to enable the Municipality of Baghdad to start work
. For the purposes of designs and development of master plans and presentation to the Prime Minister for approval, and then referral for the purpose of implementation, under the supervision of the Office of the Prime Minister. And between, “Within the framework of the efforts made to develop the oil sector, and to solve the legal and contractual problems that impede development and expansion, the Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy (32032i) for the year 2023, regarding approval of the consensual settlement between the Basra Oil Company and the consortium of (Shell and Petronas) companies.” ".
3- Transferring the cement factory of the Iraqi General Company for Cement Industry, one of the formations of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, which has been suspended since 1982, to another location to use it as spare parts for other factories. Because it interferes with the implementation of the rational project.
4- The Ministry of Health undertakes the establishment of a second medical city in Baghdad on the structure of Al-Rashid Military Hospital, which is allocated to the Ministry of Health on an area of (401) dunums.
5- Oblige the executing company of the Al-Rashid Camp project to establish an air base in the outskirts of Baghdad, to be determined later, after obtaining the necessary approvals, as a substitute for the Al-Salam air base.
6- Stopping all allocation orders for the lands of Al-Rashid Camp that contradict the implementation of the project, and no part of it can be invested outside this vision, and canceling previous cabinet decisions.
The statement said, “And within the decisions related to the oil sector and the energy sector, the Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy (23026i) for the year 2023 regarding the direct call to convert the Sadr gas station ( 1, 2) from the simple cycle to the combined cycle, according to the following:
1- Approving the recommendation of the Central Committee for Review and Approval of the referral in the Ministry of Electricity taken at its third session (confirmed in Paragraph 8 specifically ) regarding the referral of the direct invitation numbered (MOE-HQ14-2021).Converting Al-Sadr gas station (1,2) from the simple cycle to the combined cycle under the custody of the American company (Stellar Energy), for a total amount of (288,598,800) dollars, only two hundred and eighty-eight million five One hundred and ninety-eight thousand and eight hundred dollars, and a specific price of (877,200) dollars , only eight hundred and seventy-seven thousand and two hundred dollars per megawatt, an increase of (3.2%) over the estimated costs, with a total capacity of (229) megawatts, with an implementation period of (36) months, which is equivalent to (1095) days, (as far as the issue relates to financial validity), and you bear The Ministry of Electricity ensures the integrity and accuracy of contractual procedures in accordance with the laws, regulations, and instructions in force.And to be of European and American origins, equipment and station with American specifications.
2- Authorizing the Ministry of Electricity to complete the referral and contracting procedures according to the financial powers. The Council of Ministers also approved, according to the statement, the recommendation of the Ministerial Council
for Social Services (23012 AH), according to the following:
the statement continued, “The Council of Ministers agreed to consider the deceased in the Ministry of Electricity (Qasim Hassan Ajil Alewi, Ahmed Zaki Nabat) as a result of their injuries during work, as contractors in accordance with the Cabinet Resolution (315 of 2019) ), and to promote their two retirement transactions, based on the Unified Retirement Law, and that the Federal Service Council takes the necessary measures to appoint one for each of their relatives.
And the statement concluded, “In the field of financial and administrative reform, the Cabinet approved the submission of the entities whose details are indicated in the statements included in the book of the Federal Financial Supervision Bureau dated March 6, 2023, their data to the aforementioned Bureau, as quickly as possible, to complete the procedures for controlling public money, and to give the matter great importance.” With the submission of the necessary data within (20) working days starting from the date of issuance of this decision, otherwise, investigative committees are formed to identify the defaulters, and submit their recommendations within a period not exceeding (30) days.[/rtl]
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