editor: the AT 26.08.2016 17:29 Number ofViews: 9
Long-Presse / Basra
He said the governor of Basra, Majed Nasraoui, on Friday, to discuss financing a number of projects with the World Bank, and pointed to give priority to turnkey projects for implementation in electricity, health and education sectors, as he emphasized the Prime Minister’s Office prepared the World Bank to provide financial assistance to Iraq and to the “mechanics unconditional “.
Said Majed Nasraoui, during a joint news conference with the representative of the Prime Minister and Director of the World Bank, held in tow hall in Sheraton Basra, attended by (long-Presse), “A delegation from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Director of the World Bank came to Basra, today, to look at a number of projects to solve it in the light of the economic crisis, “he is explaining that he” discussed with the delegation the priority and ready for implementation, which hampered the financial funding for the support of the World Bank projects. “
He Nasraoui, “The priority for its support of funding from the central bank projects are approved by the provincial council, which is water, electricity, infrastructure, health and education projects,” adding that “the delegation will discuss these projects to support the financial funding, according to the elements of the central bank to implement them more quickly.”
For his part, Deputy Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, Nofal Abu Barns, during the conference, he said that “the World Bank expressed its readiness to support the Iraqi government financial funding without conditions in order to support its reform program, passed by the House of Representatives under the direction of the Iraqi economy in line with the changes taking place in oil prices “explaining that” the basis of Iraq depends on oil and deal with the World Bank and donor institutions without conditions stipulated only that the government itself to deal transparently with the donor institutions and cooperating with Iraq. “
In turn, the representative of the World Bank, Farid Belhaj, that “the cooperation between the World Bank and Iraq is not new and we are going to pay their relationship in a positive way,” adding “there will be a working group at the technical level to translate this relationship on the ground of financial, technical and artistic to Iraq to support” noting that “the bank’s dealings with Iraq, which is absolutely no strings attached.”
Experiencing the province of Basra projects stalled since 2014 regarding the services and infrastructure due to the economic crisis and the lack of financial liquidity, despite her being investigated completion rates exceeded 50% of its implementation