The Council of Ministers approves the requirements for the implementation of local elections
The first 2023/05/31
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Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, during his presidency of the regular session of the Council of Ministers, in which he hosted the head of the Integrity Commission, to discuss the draft law (the right to obtain information), directed all ministers to study the draft law, provided that their observations regarding it be submitted within a maximum period of one month.
Al-Sudani also directed the importance of paying attention to renewable energy projects, taking practical measures regarding them, and unifying the state's efforts towards the renewable energy file, which the government has adopted among the priorities of its executive program.
During its discussion of the file of new cities approved by the government to address the housing problem, the Council agreed to exclude the project of linking the residential city of Ali Al-Wardi to the city of Baghdad and the annual roads to it, from the instructions for implementing the investment budget related to the requirements for listing investment projects, and for the Ministry of Planning to include the project at an initial estimated cost of ( 217139335000) dinars, except for the reserve and monitoring percentage.
And within the framework of working to prepare ways for the success of the provincial council elections, the Council approved the requirements for implementing these elections for the year 2023, taking into account the opinion of the legal department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers. The Council of Ministers decided to approve the continuation of the Ministry of Health to implement the neonatal intensive care services project.
The Council approved the financing of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society by the Ministry of Finance, in order to provide urgent humanitarian and medical aid to the brotherly Sudanese people.
The Council also approved the inclusion of the solar energy project signed between the Ministry of Electricity and the French company Total, with the same mechanisms set forth in Cabinet Resolution (23183) for the year 2023, and by the (TAKE OR PAY) method to purchase all available energy from the station, according to the agreed contract formula.
In the field of administrative reform, the Council of Ministers approved the liquidation of the General Company for the Implementation of Water Projects affiliated to the Municipality of Baghdad, due to the inability of the aforementioned company to amend and submit financial statements, the lack of material and human resources, and that it has not carried out any activity since 2009, based on the provisions of Public Companies Law No. (22) of 1997, as amended.
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