Rafidain announced the localization of the salaries of employees of the Shiite Waqf headquarters electronically to give them advances and loans

Release Date: 2018/2/10 8:21

{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} Rafidain Bank announced the resettlement of salaries of employees of the headquarters of the Shiite Waqf to receive monthly salaries electronically.

“The salaries of employees of the Shiite Waqf (headquarters) have been settled to receive their monthly salaries via electronic card rather than manual criticism,” the bank’s media office said in a press release received by the Al-Furat News agency.

He added that “this step has several advantages for the employee, including access to advances and loans granted by the bank as the employees of some ministries and other state institutions that receive monthly salaries from the bank.”



Al-Abbadi Office: 1500 international companies and 70 countries will attend the donor conference


Date of release: 2018/2/9 21:51 • 60 times read
“The donors’ conference in Kuwait will open all doors of investment in Iraq’s cities and provide services and achieve development in all governorates,” said Saad al-Hadithi, spokesman for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Al-Hadithi told the {Euphrates News} today that “the main part of the donor conference in Kuwait will focus on the provinces and the other part will be related to investment and there will be an opportunity for effective partnership between the Iraqi government and companies from around the world and also a partnership between the Iraqi private sector (investors and businessmen) In the Iraqi market. ”
He added that “Iraq will provide an integrated vision in this regard in terms of proportions of destruction and financial and logistical requirements for reconstruction and put investment opportunities in various sectors (energy, transport, health and various services).”
He pointed out that “there is a possibility that the conference will achieve a qualitative shift in relation to the path of international commitment and the various countries in the world in its previous pledges to support reconstruction and development in Iraq after the call and re-shed light on it again and activated on the ground, and also in the presence of more than 1500 companies registered to participate In the conference, and invited to 70 countries in addition to financial and international organizations and regional and all will be present to follow up the details of the conference.
Al Hadeethi explained that “Haya Investment has prepared an integrated vision that included about 200 large investment projects in addition to the middle projects and there is an integrated electronic platform will be opened in the conference in this regard with regard to the type of these projects and sectors that will be invested in them and the costs of these projects and logistical requirements, .
He added: “In addition to some projects will be the idea of ​​a partnership between the private sector in Iraq, where there are 200 representatives of companies and investors and businessmen from abroad and within the partnership with international units may be the proportion of investment in full, representing the countries of Europe and America and Asia and neighboring Iraq or in partnership with the private or Government “.
And “We focus on two aspects first to ensure a partnership in the effective investment in Iraq in the coming period and the logistical support that can be provided by the international community and the world to Iraq and then we will talk about the contributions of the international community in terms of grant programs or concessional development loans to be submitted to Iraq.”



US Ambassador and UNDP Representative Visit Nineveh Plain


\(independent) .. The US embassy in Baghdad, the Ambassador Dugis Silliman visited a number of sites in the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq.

A statement from the embassy received a copy of the (independent) that Silliaman accompanied the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program Ms. Liz Grande, on February 9 to visit several sites of the Nineveh Plain to highlight the partnership between the United States and the United Nations in support of efforts The Iraqi government to help vulnerable minorities to return to their homes after the liberation of their regions from the hasty.

During his visit to the historic cities of Hamdania and Karamlis, which are home to Christians and home to Syriac Catholics and Chaldean Catholics, Ambassador Silliman reiterated the commitment of the United States government to support the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) funding for the restoration of stability.

He noted that since 2015, the United States has provided $ 190.3 million to the Facility for Stabilization Financing Facility, which includes a recent $ 75 million contribution, some of which were earmarked by the United States for projects specifically located in the Nineveh Plain. The United States has also pledged an additional contribution of $ 75 million for 2018.

The US government also plans to fund up to $ 39 million for non-governmental and private organizations to help stabilize ethnic and religious minority communities in the Nineveh Plain and western Nineveh, “which will raise our total funding for stabilization activities to $ 300 million,” the statement said.

On the other hand, the United States has contributed more than $ 1.7 billion in humanitarian aid since 2014 to conflict-affected Iraqis displaced by the threat posed by Dahesh.

“We are committed to supporting UNDP programs such as these to stabilize, so that all displaced Iraqis can return,” Sailiman said at the inauguration ceremony of the Hamdania hospital, which was looted and vandalized during a pre-emptive occupation before it was initially rehabilitated by the United Nations Development Program To their liberated and stable areas).

He noted that the US government recently approved the grant of $ 2.6 million for rehabilitation by the United Nations Development Program for the hospital and the purchase of necessary medical equipment.

“When I look at this building, I see it as a symbol of hope, hope to see days of peace and prosperity for the people of this society.”

UNDP Resident Representative Liz Grande said: “We are very grateful to the United States Government for its contribution. The UNDP is implementing more than 1,000 projects throughout Nineveh province. “

“Electricity networks have begun to operate, water systems are being repaired, schools are reopening, health centers are back in business and people are returning to work,” Grandi said. “With this ongoing support, we can accelerate this important work and help bring back hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis to their homes.”

The visit included meetings with Syriac Catholic and Chaldean religious leaders and a tour of the primary health care center in Karamlis, another UNDP stabilization project partly funded by the United States, the statement said.



Advisor to Abadi reveals huge projects to be presented at the Kuwait Conference

Release date: 2018/2/9 15:39

Iraq is seeking to attract foreign investment of about 100 billion dollars in the transport, energy and agriculture as part of a plan to rebuild throughout the country and revive the economy after a war against the Islamic state organization lasted three years.

The government’s National Investment Authority has published a list of 157 projects it will seek to attract investment at an international conference on Iraq reconstruction scheduled to be hosted by Kuwait from Feb. 12 to 14.

“Some of these projects are related to rebuilding destroyed facilities such as Mosul airport, while other projects are new investments aimed at strengthening and diversifying the economy away from oil,”

said Saleh Saleh, an economic adviser to the prime minister. “The total is about $ 100 billion, Including rebuilding, rehabilitation and new projects. ”

The cost of 16 projects is $ 500 million or more each, according to the list,

and reconstruction of homes, hospitals, schools, roads, work and communications is important to provide jobs for young people and stop the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people and end decades of Political and sectarian same.

According to US and Western officials said the US government will not contribute funds to the conference but instead encourage investment by the private sector and Arab allies in the Gulf.

A US official in Baghdad said a hundred American companies will participate in the conference.

The top three projects for the railway list Which is a 500-kilometer railway running from Baghdad to Basra in the south at an estimated cost of $ 13.7 billion, a railway running from Baghdad to Mosul in the north at an estimated cost of $ 8.65 billion and a $ 8 billion subway in the capital.

Iraq re-opened its doors to foreign investment in 2003, but the vast majority of the billions invested have increased the country’s oil and gas production.

Iraq has become the second largest exporter of crude in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) after Saudi Arabia with a daily production of 4.4 million barrels.

Iraq will seek to attract investment in the sector of oil downstream activities, including storage tanks, refineries and petrochemical projects to process the raw material produced and used in the production of plastics and fertilizers.

Investment in the oil and agriculture sectors would be easier to attract than other sectors, Saleh said, given the country’s huge reserves of crude, land availability and water wealth.

The total land offered for investment to cultivate “strategic crops” is about 1,500 square kilometers. Iraq, the world’s second-largest wheat importer, aims to achieve self-sufficiency and may become a net exporter of grain.

“We feel there is support from the Americans, the Europeans, the Arab countries, the United Nations and the humanitarian organizations,” Saleh said.

The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced the end of all preparations for the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will start on Monday for three days for the period 12-13-14 of February.

“The agenda of the conference, which will be held by the official delegation of Iraq, which includes a number of ministers and officials in the relevant bodies of the federal government and the Kurdistan region in addition to the governors of all provinces, will include three main axes {reconstruction, Investment and support for stability and peaceful coexistence. ”

The statement added that” the government adopted in its axes a series of studies distributed on the three days, will discuss the study of survey damage and needs, as well as projects to support stability and community reconciliation and peaceful coexistence, And discussed another study to identify the procedures for creating an environment suitable for investment, and included the offer of {212} investment projects for all sectors of the Iraqi economy, including projects in the Kurdistan region. ”


Iraq announces the end of preparations for the Kuwait Conference and reveals three main axes

09-02-2018 02:14 PM

The Euphrates –

The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers announced on Friday the end of all preparations for the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will start on Monday for three days for the period 12-13-14 February 2018.

“The agenda of the conference, which will be held by the official delegation of Iraq, which includes a number of ministers and officials in the relevant authorities of the federal government and the Kurdistan region, as well as the governors of all provinces, will include three main axes (reconstruction, investment and support for stability and coexistence) Peaceful).

The media office added that “the government has adopted in its mentioned forums a series of studies distributed on the three days, where the first day will discuss the study of the survey of damage and needs, as well as projects to support stability and community reconciliation and peaceful coexistence, while the second day will discuss another study, (212) investment projects for all sectors of the Iraqi economy, including projects in Kurdistan, which will be announced during the second day of the conference entitled (Invest in Iraq).

He pointed out that the final day of the conference, which will be sponsored by the Emir of Kuwait and the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the presence of the UN Secretary-General and the President of the World Bank and the Coordinator of the European Union, will be to announce the support to be provided by the participating countries to Iraq.

The Office of Information and Communication Government pointed out that the period of the conference will be accompanied by three specialized conferences, the first relates to the reconstruction and presented in its meetings details of documents on direct and indirect damage, and the efforts required to promote the economic and service situation, and attend the conference hundreds of international experts and representatives of ministries and other relevant parties, The second conference to support stability and response to the current needs, in the presence of a large number of charities and civil society organizations of Iraq, Arab and international and a number of representatives of official bodies.

The third conference, according to the statement, “will be attended by representatives of hundreds of companies,” noting that “the National Investment Commission will hold a large qualitative exhibition involving a large number of public companies belonging to the Ministry of Industry and Minerals and ministries and other bodies, and the delegates of these companies and entities to offer investment offers to Hundreds of companies. ”

The Iraqi government appreciates the quickness of Kuwait’s brotherly government in congratulating Iraq for achieving victory over its supporters and the initiative of its Emir to embrace the conference and adopt it to meet all the requirements of the conference, including the hosting of international delegations, including the cost of hosting the Iraqi delegation during the said period and providing logistical support to all parties.

Kuwait will receive during the four days of the conferences about (3000) participants from the world, and that the Iraqi delegation will be limited to participate according to the days specified by the above hubs.


Parliament completes the last reading of the budget tomorrow and prepares to vote on it

09-02-2018 02:18 PM

The Euphrates –

The Legal Committee confirmed that the parliament will complete the second reading of the budget during the meeting on Sunday, while pointing out that the proposed vote will be after four days.

Member of the Committee MP, “Salim Shawki,” said in a press statement that the next parliament session scheduled to be held next Sunday will witness the completion of the second reading of the law of the general budget for the year 2018, indicating that the budget will be presented to the vote four days after the completion of the second reading.

He added that the dialogue will continue with all parties that have observations on the budget law, refusing at the same time to resort to some of my arms and jump over the laws to pass their demands.


Sileman says Washington hopes for a final solution to the Iraq-Arbil crisis soon

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US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman confirmed the continued support of his country to the Kurdistan region in various fields.

He welcomed the Silliman during his meeting with the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Najirvan Barzani, positive developments of dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil to solve the problems between the parties, stressing the need to secure the salaries of employees of the ministries of health and education in Kurdistan and lifting the ban on international flights to and airports in the Kurdistan region, hoping a final solution to the crisis between the center The region has been through constructive talks according to the constitution.

The two sides discussed a number of files, most notably the participation of the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Conference on the reconstruction of Iraq in Kuwait, and the upcoming elections in Iraq and the region, in addition to the post-elimination of a hasty in Iraq and Syria.