a delegation from the Kurdistan Region to visit Baghdad this week to negotiate the referendum on independence


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A delegation from the Higher Committee formed for the referendum of the Kurdistan Region will visit the Iraqi capital Baghdad to negotiate with the federal government on the issue of the referendum on independence scheduled for 25 September.
According to the reports, the delegation consisted of a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Rose Nuri Shaways, a member of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Adnan Mufti, President of the Office of the Presidency of Kurdistan Region Fuad Hussein, a member of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Islamic Union Khalil Ibrahim, And another about the Christian component.
It is expected that the delegation will visit Baghdad this week, noting that the delegation will meet with Prime Minister Haider Abadi, Iraqi President Fuad Masum, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, and the political forces active in the Iraqi arena.
The reports indicated that the delegation will inform the three presidencies of the insistence of the leadership of Kurdistan to proceed to hold the referendum on schedule.

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Abadi office: Seven million citizens receive monthly salaries from the state

 

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Abadi office: Seven million citizens receive monthly salaries from the state

 

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office revealed on Sunday the number of citizens receiving salaries from the state, pointing out that the financial commitments resorted to the government to “austerity policy.”

“Seven million citizens are receiving monthly salaries from the state and more than four trillion dinars per month, in addition to other financial obligations of the government to farmers and contractors, and spending on important sectors such as education, health, electricity and basic services,” said Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the office. As well as the humanitarian response to the IDP file. ”

“In light of these urgent commitments, the government has resorted to austerity policy and rationalization of government spending and pressure the public expenditure of the country.”

He added that “the government has succeeded in reducing the dependence on oil imports and reduce its proportion in the public budget to about 85% compared to diversify the resources of the state and activate the role of many sectors in the budget of Iraq and work is under way to make further progress in this path.”

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US Ambassador to Jibouri: Iraq’s unity is an important step in a confrontational confrontation

Release date: 2017/8/6 18:20105 times read
BAGHDAD (Reuters) –
Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri discussed with his Iraqi counterpart , the US ambassador to Iraq Douglas Soliman, the most important political and security developments in the region.
“The two sides discussed joint coordination in the fight against terrorism and the war against the terrorist, as well as the reconstruction of the liberated areas and the return of displaced people,” a statement from the al-Jubouri office said.
“The liberation of the remaining areas requires more coordination between Iraq and the international coalition to end the occupation of the areas he controls, and start the reconstruction of destroyed cities and the return of displaced to their areas as soon as possible.”
“In the next stage, we are expected to have the important benefits of passing important laws and starting to complete the liberation of all the lands under its control and urging the return of the displaced, which requires the concerted efforts of all international and local institutions to accelerate their realization.”
For his part, the US ambassador expressed his country’s keenness to support Iraq in its fight against terrorism, stressing that the unity of Iraq in the face of calling the terrorist is an important step towards restoring stability and security in all regions of the country.

 

Salhi reveals Kurdish movement to negotiate with Baghdad on the referendum

The Turkmen parliamentary front, on Sunday, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s attempt to negotiate with Baghdad on the referendum in exchange for the implementation of Article 140 of the Constitution.

“The KRG wants to negotiate with Baghdad on the referendum in exchange for the implementation of Article 140 and there is movement in this matter,” said the head of the Front, Arshad Salhi.

He added that “the coming days will reveal this movement and it is not yet known the position of Baghdad on it,” noting that “the Turkmen MPs showed great flexibility in the meeting, which was held on the agreement on the elections of Kirkuk Governorate Council in the house of Jubouri.”

 

Al-Abbadi Office announces the completed projects and confirms the securing of access to aid and loans under the best conditions

 

Editorial date: 2017/8/6 17:17138 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The Office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the completed projects and other projects in the final stages of achievement, stressing that the government was able, with exceptional efforts to secure access to aid and development loans under the best conditions for Iraq and provided facilities from countries and donors.
The spokesman for Prime Minister Saad al-Hadithi’s office said in a press briefing Sunday that “the government and the result of the financial crisis in Iraq due to the collapse of oil prices in world markets and their decline to unprecedented levels and oil imports accounted for 95% of total imports of the general budget When the current government assumes its responsibilities, it has been forced to follow the economic policies imposed by the crisis to meet the government’s financial obligations towards the Iraqi forces and the requirements of the war on terror, as well as about seven million citizens who receive monthly salaries from the state,Exceeding four trillion dinars per month in addition to other financial obligations owed by the government to farmers and contractors, and spending on important sectors such as education, health , electrical energy and other basic services , as well as the humanitarian response in the displaced file. ”
“In light of these urgent commitments, the government resorted to austerity policy and rationalize government spending and pressure the public expenditure of the country and succeeded in reducing the levels of public spending to the proportions of 50 – 60%, and the government has succeeded in reducing dependence on oil imports and reducing the proportion of the budget to About 85% against the diversification of state resources and activate the role of many sectors in the budget of Iraq and work is under way to make further progress in this path.
“At the same time, the government has dealt with the foreign aid and development loans provided by countries and international and regional financial institutions with a calculated policy in order to ensure that the Iraqi economy does not bind the financial obligations of high or long-term towards the providers of such aid and development loans. Aid and loans to development or service projects, and did not enter into the field of operating expenses, as well as employment to reform the structure of the state economy and the administrative and financial system in Iraq, has been able to the government and exceptional efforts to secure access to assistance and Development Bank provided the best conditions for Iraq and provided facilities from countries and donors. No country has ever received similar loans with a ratio of only 2% at their highest levels, some of which were half a per cent and also in respect of the long repayment period which reaches In many of them to 20 years, as well as the existence of a grace period of repayment of up to five years, and has used this aid and development loans in an optimal manner, which was directed to accomplish projects of a developmental or service.
He explained, “As an example of this Japanese loan, which was used to finance several projects, which can be divided into three sections, the first projects are completed:
1 – Rehabilitation project of the port of Umm Qasr for the Ministry of Transport and its completion in April 2016 increased the capacity of the port to double what it was The project amounted to about 235 million dollars and the
project of irrigation and drainage of the water and the reclamation of thousands of dunums in Wasit and Dhi Qar governorates for the Ministry of Water Resources was completed on 22/12/2016 and the project cost about 83 million dollar.
3 – rehabilitation of the first two units project And the third in Musayyib power station for the benefit of the Ministry of Electricity and completed in April 2016 and contributed to increase the production of electric power by 270 megawatts and the cost of the project about 320 million dollars

4. Construction of three bridges and roads in Muthanna province for the Ministry of Housing and Construction and completed in 20 And 1/2016 and contributed to reduce the traffic momentum and serve 720 thousand citizens in the province and the cost of the project more than 29 million USD
5 – Rehabilitation of the fertilizer plant Khor al-Zubayr for the Ministry of Industry and completed on 30/6/2015 Fertilizer and urea ammonia to 1600 tons per day is expected to reach the increase to 2000 tons per day in Haah this year and theapproximate cost of the project $ 158 million.
6 – The project of building the electricity sector and improving the network in Kurdistan for the benefit of the Ministry of Electricity in the region, most of which was completed on 17/4/2016 and the cost of the project more than 128 million dollars.
7 – The project to improve water in Kurdistan for the benefit of the Kurdistan region completed on 31/5/2016 and contributed to the processing and improvement of drinking water in the provinces of the region and cost $ 298 million.
8 – Project design and engineering studies of the sewage network in Baghdad for the benefit of the Municipality of Baghdad and cost more than 18 million dollars.
9. Development of the Basra refinery project {engineering services} for the benefit ofthe Ministry of Oil for the preparation of designs and engineering services to theBasra refinery and at a cost of more than $ 18 million. ”
Said Sabri” Kmaan There are a number of other projects in the final stages of completion and was achieved percentage of the advanced levels , namely:
1 . The project of purification and desalination of Basra water for the benefit of Basra province is expected to be completed before the end of this year and aims to increase the quantity and improve the quality of water supplied to the net Basra and reduce the salinity and cost of more than 373 million dollars.
2- The project of rehabilitation of the thermal power station for the Ministry of Electricity and the completion rate is 70% and is expected to be completed soon and at a cost of 176 million dollars and aims to increase the generation of electricity by 180 MW.
The project aims to build a 200 bed hospital in Dhi Qar Governorate, furnishing it with medical equipment and housing for doctors. It also aims to prepare designs for seven other hospitals in a number of governorates. The cost of the project is $ 92 million .
4 – Construction of the crude oil export line for the Ministry of Oil to build a new pipeline of 75 km and 48 Ang and a single buoy with advisory services and aims to increase the export capacity of crude oil. 1.5 million barrels per day and the completion rate reached 86./. The cost of the project is $ 435 million.
5 – Construction of the Deir Lok electrical plant in Kurdistan aims to increase the production of electric power in the region by building a power station and transmission line with a secondary station in the province of Dohuk at a cost of about 148 million dollars.
6 – The project to improve the communications network in large cities for the benefit of the Ministry of Communications and aims to complete a communications system and a local access network in Baghdad with a maintenance center, is expected to be completed soon at a cost of more than 101 million dollars.
He said Sabri that “there are other projects in the preparation and preparation for thedirect phase, namely:
1 – Rehabilitation of the Electricity Sector – Phase II – for the benefit of the Ministry ofElectricity and aims to improve the network and the distribution of electric power transmission at a cost of $ 467 million.
2. The development project of the Basra refinery for the benefit of the Ministry ofThe aim of this project is to build the crushing unit in the auxiliary plant with two hydrogenation units and will contribute to increase the production by four million liters of oil derivatives per day, and the cost of the first phase of the project is 369 million dollars
3 – Port rehabilitation project – Phase 2 – Khoralzabir port for the Ministry of Transport Khor Al-Zubair, by lifting the Guarq and drilling and rehabilitation of sidewalks at a cost of 340 million dollars
4 – Construction of the sewage network in Erbil for the Kurdistan region at a cost of about 300 million.

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News of the upcoming visit of a senior Saudi official to Baghdad

Release date: 2017/8/6 19:10143 times read
{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Gulf News reported the expected visit of a senior Saudi official to Baghdad.
Sources said that “a Saudi official will visit Iraq and the relations of the two countries will witness unprecedented development.”
“The official may visit Baghdad tomorrow, and will meet with senior Iraqi officials and leaders in light of growing Iraqi-Saudi relations.”
The sources did not reveal the identity of the visiting official

 

Localize staff salaries. The last day of the paper in the Iraq Dinar

 

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Economy news Baghdad:

The Iraqi Government started to actively implement the salary domiciliation project delivery through electronic payment cards staff salaries issued by banks operating in the country through cuts of up to two thousand dinars.

Financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mohamed Saleh, look for “news”, “economy project resettlement salaries going according to plans by his Government because it includes several objectives including the payments system efficiency and revitalize the banking sector through the granting of loans and other services diversification,” adding that “keep cash at home and not traded in the market leads to significant losses of up to 8% of GDP estimated at 12 billion dollars.

“The salaries of State employees and retirees and social welfare are 50% of the State budget, which represents 25% of GDP, is an important gateway to make electronic paychecks,” pointing out that “financial inclusion the biggest way to control government spending because it would switch from manual payment to payment in addition to knowing who handle cash and competencies”, adding that “the Cabinet decided that the 20% of State employees receive their pay in next October through electronic means of payment.”

He noted that “the salary domiciliation plan ending in the year 2020, especially that 5 million Iraqis currently use the card getting paid”, noting that “the World Bank is watching with government payroll localization issue because it increases economic activity up to 2% of GDP.

And involved in the process of settling Government and private bank 19 salaries and foreigners, with a staff of about four million people earn annually more than 35 trillion dinars.

For his part, said the Executive Director of the Association of private banks, to Gibraltar, “news”, “economy work is ongoing in the draft resettlement staff salaries, which aims to develop the banking sector,” adding that “ongoing work with ministries of health, electricity and staff accounts will begin this week.

The shopping process going through credit cards without any deduction, plus he can use ATMs deployed in Iraq by the national system “.

She was Director of payments at the Central Bank, Abdul Karim said in an interview he sacrificed to Economics News, that “the draft settlement of salaries called by Cabinet applied recommended taking into account as much importance by the Central Bank of Iraq”, stating that “the Central Bank first to pay staff localization project dish and prospered.

Abdul Karim added that “the CBI took big guarantees from banks for payroll localization project and will hold any bank fail to distribute employee salaries”, noting that “no fear on salaries in Enterprise localize salaries.”

Abdelkarim affirmed that “choice ministries to banks based on criteria set by the Central Bank of Iraq in this project and each is free to choose for banks set by the Central Bank.

While the electricity Ministry said in a press release received “news” economy “, the Iraqi trade bank master card cards will be issued to Ministry staff free for once if you open an account within the Bank, and the second time will be the cost of issuing master Kart (40,000 thousand dinars) in case of loss.

“The Iraqi Trade Bank ATMs will be at the Ministry of electricity to pay employees on time when you send information to the Bank by the Ministry and the cost of pulling the employee’s salary is (ID 2000) total salary salary shall be divided into approximately 750 thousand dinars per employee have the right armor that is drawn from his salary as he wants.”

“The employee is entitled to draw his salary from any ATM outside the Ministry and will be cost (2500%) Of compensation if a bank outside Iraqi bank framework of trade “, indicating that” the deals included advances to staff ranging from 10 to 100 million dinars and different interest rates plus loans approaching reality apartments (4%) that does not exceed 75 million amount in 15 years, as well as auto loans to no more than (60 million) and interest (8%) For a period (4 years), certificates of deposit (500,000 thousand dinars) leads to pull up to awards (100 million).

 

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