[size=36]Economist: The Dry Canal assassinates the Silk Road in Iraq[/size]
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the head of the Ababil Center for Strategic Studies, Fares al-Kateb, criticized attempts to falsify the economic realities of the so-called development path project.
Al-Faris said in a press statement, followed by Mawazine News, that "the statements of decision-makers in the executive and legislative authorities about the so-called bright development path or the dry canal are non-transparent and lack economic dimensions of the supreme national interest, as this project generates very little revenue for the country, compared to With what neighboring countries reap from huge financial profits estimated at hundreds of billions,
he added, "Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Iran have officially joined the project of the Belt and Road Project, which is one of the largest and largest economic projects in the world with funding and support from the Chinese government, with the exception of Iraq, which remained lagging behind in joining This important project despite popular and societal demands.
He pointed out that "neighboring countries will make Iraq a land corridor only for their trade towards Europe and the ports of the Mediterranean, while the decision for Iraq, according to the Chinese project, was to supply it with hundreds of billions to establish development projects in the field of industry, agriculture, energy and stimulating trade, which will provide millions of job opportunities and achieve a major revolution that changes the shape of The Iraqi economy in exchange for securing Beijing's oil needs.The
writer pointed out that "the development project that is being promoted will not achieve an economic shift as is rumored, and that the amounts of its expected revenues at its highest cases amount to 4 billion dollars, which does not constitute one percent of the revenues of neighboring countries within the Chinese Belt and Road project." He called on the media to report the real statistics away from the political and partisan will that smells of corruption in the establishment of this project that lacks economic feasibility by all standards.