[size=36]Mawazine publishes the text of the decisions of the Council of Ministers meeting[/size]
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The media office of the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, stated in a statement, which Mawazine News received a copy of, that "the latter chaired today, Tuesday, the thirty-first regular session of the Council of Ministers, and the Prime Minister offered his condolences on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the genocide that the Barzanis were subjected to at the hands of the regime." The dictatorial council also recalled the massacres committed by the terrorist gangs of ISIS against the Yazidis of our honorable people, whose ninth anniversary will be held on August 3.
And he pointed out, “In order to do justice to the poor governorates, the Council approved the issuance of the Reconstruction Fund system for the poorest governorates, based on the provisions of the constitution, and to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of Article (55) of the General Budget Law for the three years, taking into account the remarks of the members of the Council of Ministers that It was presented during the session, and confirmed by the head of the legal department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
And he continued, "And in preparation for the influx of visitors to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the Council of Ministers approved recommendations for granting entry visas to visitors of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, as follows: - Granting diplomatic missions in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and the Emirates)
. , Qatar, Kuwait), the authority to grant a tourist entry visa (individual or collective) to its citizens, for the Arbaeen visit to all ports, provided that the period of residence does not exceed one month from the date of entering Iraqi territory.
Granting entry visas to citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries through the official border crossings and dispensing with the special sticker, according to National Security Council Resolution No. 1 of 2021, and its replacement is a special stamp for the visit in which it is written (a regular entry visa for the forty-day visit), in order to facilitate and speed up the entry of visitors Citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries smoothly and without delay, while they are at airports and ports.
Instructing the Ministry of Finance and Transport, and other government agencies, to suspend work for the duration of the specified period, by collecting fees for visitors’ vehicles, entering from the Safwan and Arar ports, with simplifying procedures and speedy completion by the competent authorities in the Customs and Residence Departments, for the aforementioned porters in accordance with the law, and dealing with All goods and materials donated to processions and holy shrines in accordance with the mechanism followed in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The security checks for visitors are carried out by the competent security authority at all ports, through the security system to achieve the national identity. All departments operating at the border crossings must strengthen their human cadres to ensure continuity of work 24 hours a day, and this decision will be effective until the end of the month of Safar, corresponding to
September 16, 2023.
Accelerate the implementation of the project to establish a seawater desalination plant in Basra Governorate, based on the provisions of Article (2) of the Federal General Budget Law for the year 2023. The Council of Ministers decided the following: 1- Amending Cabinet Resolution 315 for the year 2021. 2- The Ministry of Construction and Housing
undertake And municipalities and public works to transfer the aforementioned project to the province of Basra, as well as to refer the economic and technical study for the project, prepared by the Austrian consulting company ILF to the province.
3- Basra Governorate undertakes the following:
- Coordination with the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, to form a team of technicians, for the purpose of reviewing the study and prices with the consulting company.
The authority to negotiate with a consortium of companies to implement the project and to form an executive body to follow up on the implementation of the project.
- Developing a sustainable mechanism for managing, operating and maintaining the project after receiving it, and submitting quarterly reports on the stages of project implementation to the Prime Minister.
In support of the sacrifices of the martyrs, the Council of Ministers approved the recommendation of the National Housing Council, which is concerned with extinguishing the amounts of housing units for the categories of martyrs, according to the following:
Amortization of (51,092,843,393) dinars, only fifty-one billion and ninety-two million eight hundred and forty-three thousand and three hundred and ninety dinars, for housing units for the category of martyrs (victims of terrorism, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Interior), based on the provisions of Federal Financial Management Law No. (6) ) for the year 2019 as amended.
In support of the Council of Ministers for the artists, the Council of Ministers agreed to allocate the Ministry of Finance an amount of (5) billion dinars to the Artists’ Retirement Fund, to secure a decent life for them. Because of the difficult conditions experienced by some artists, especially health, based on the provisions of the Artists' Retirement Fund Law.
In order to prepare the requirements for the next academic year, the Council approved the proposals of the Prime Minister’s Economic Adviser regarding printing textbooks for the year (2023-2024), and with the exception of the periods stipulated in the regulations for implementing government contracts, provided that the period between the referral and the conclusion of the contract is (three days). ) only in order to speed up the printing process, to ensure that textbooks are available on time, before the start of the school year.
In support of the local product, the session witnessed approval of the recommendation of the specialized authority in the Ministry of Industry and Minerals (Department of Industrial Development and Organization) based on the provisions of the amended Iraqi Products Protection Law (11 of 2010), as follows:
1. Imposing an additional customs fee of (60%) of the unit of measurement of the product (carpet / carpet) imported into Iraq from all countries and origins, with the customs item (57023230/ 57023210) for a period of four years, without reduction and control of the local market during the period of application of customs duties ins.
2. Application of the Ministry of Finance / General Authority of Customs, the additional customs fee for the product mentioned in paragraph (1) above, and its notification to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals / Department of Development and Industrial Organization, periodic notification of the quantity of Iraq’s imports of the aforementioned product, and the value of the additional customs duties, which are levied on The importer of the foreign product, the value of the importer, the exporting countries and the importers.
3. The Ministry of Industry and Minerals must observe the following:
a. The amount of increase in imports compared to the previous three years; To find out how much there is an unjustified increase.
B. A statement of the complaining company's ability to meet the market's need, ensuring that prices are not inflated.
c. Determine the importance of the required protection for the national economy.
4. Regulatory authorities scrutinize the effects of imposing additional customs protection on the imported product.
5. This decision shall be implemented after (120) days from the date of its issuance.
In the reform axis, the Council of Ministers approved the cancellation of Cabinet Resolution (301 of 2013) regarding the establishment of three public companies belonging to the Ministry of Oil, namely: (Iraqi Oil Services Company), (Crude Oil Transportation Pipelines Company), and (Transportation Pipelines Company). Gas).
Provided that the Federal Bureau of Financial Supervision follows up the financing of the capitals of the three companies mentioned in Paragraph (1) or not.
And in implementation of the government’s measures in combating corruption, the fifth annual report of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Council for the year 2022 was approved, based on the provisions of Article (7 / Fourteenth) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Law (39 of 2015), taking into account the continuity of The Office of Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism takes the necessary measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in coordination with the supervisory authorities.
With regard to regulating the duration of additional working hours, it was approved to amend Paragraph (First) of Cabinet Resolution (379 of 2009) regarding additional working hours to be (21) hours per week, in line with the State and Public Sector Employees’ Salaries Law (22 of 2008). ) the average.
In the energy sector, the recommendation of the Ministerial Energy Council No. (23064i) for the year 2023 was approved, regarding the referral of invitation No. (1636) maintenance work for the units of the Rumaila gas station, covered by the long-term qualification agreement LTSA, to (Siemens Energy AG) for the years (2023-2023). 2027) and a total amount of (243,988,000) euros, only two hundred and forty-three million, nine hundred and eighty-eight thousand euros, with a processing period of (5) years, as far as the matter relates to the financial authority exclusively, as indicated in the Cabinet Resolution (372 of 2011), and the Ministry of Electricity bears the responsibility The integrity and accuracy of contractual procedures, in accordance with the laws, regulations, and instructions in force within the operational budget.
The Council approved the following:
1. Granting a subsequent license authorizing the Minister of Transport (Razzaq Mohibis Al-Saadawi) to negotiate and sign a draft air transport agreement between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of the State of Qatar, signed in the capital, Baghdad, on June 15, 2023, based on the provisions of the Treaty Law (35 of 2015) .
2. A draft law ratifying the transfer agreement between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of the State of Qatar, and referring it to the House of Representatives, based on the provisions of the constitution.