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Kurdistan Government of Kurdistan presents a good news to the health staff

Government of Kurdistan brings good news to the health staff
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The doctors ‘union in the Kurdistan region said on Tuesday that after the doctors’ requests for salaries and financial rights, the Council of Ministers of the Kurdistan Region intervened directly, and pledged to review the salaries of doctors and health personnel and resolve.

This came in a statement of the union seen by the twilight news, noting that the next few days will see a review of the issue of salaries.

The union’s statement reassured doctors that their claims during the past period have achieved their purpose, indicating that the provincial government pledged to address most of the salary problems.

It is noteworthy that the medical cadres came out in protest against the savings law, demanding the federal government to hand over employees of Kurdistan salaries as complete as other provinces of Iraq.

Parliamentary Finance: Baghdad to send 418 billion dinars per month to Kurdistan According to the Budget Law …


27/03/2018 – 22:51

Economy / Kurdistan

A member of the Finance Committee of the Iraqi parliament, on Tuesday, that if Iraq deals with the Kurdistan Region in accordance with the budget law will have to send the amount of 418 billion dinars per month to the Kurdistan Region.

“According to the general budget law for the year 2018, the Iraqi government to send 418 billion dinars per month to the Kurdistan Region,” pointing out that “does not know yet to any law adopted Abadi send 317 Billion for the region. ”

The government of Abadi had sent a few days ago the amount of 317 billion 540 million and 465 thousand dinars, saying it is for the salaries of all employees of the Kurdistan region, after it had previously reported as salaries of employees of the ministries of health and education only.

MP Ahmed Haj Rashid, explained that “the amount sent does not include welfare allowances, and do not know whether Iraq will continue to send the amount of 317 billion per month to the territory or not.”

Haj Rashid added by saying, “If this amount was a financial advance, then there should be an agreement around it, but so far it seems that the Convention there in this regard, even if it is part of the general budget then the Kurdistan Region must hand over its production of oil to Sumo “.

The Kurdistan region is facing a financial crisis suffocating after the Iraqi government cut the province’s share of the federal budget in early 2014 in addition to spending on the war against the sanctity and hosting of the region hundreds of thousands of displaced and refugees and low oil prices in world markets.

The Kurdistan Regional Government says it needs about 900 billion Iraqi dinars (more than 800 million dollars) a month for the salaries of its employees.

Observers believe that the federal government is trying to deepen the crisis in the Kurdistan Region by not sending the salaries of regional staff and the launch of promises to send without implementation and also reduced the share of the province in the federal budget for 2018 from 17 percent to 12, despite objections Kurdish.

Disclosure of the date of the announcement of the budget of 2018 in the Official Gazette !!

27-03-2018 08:30 PM


Baghdad News –

A member of the parliamentary legal committee Salim Shawqi, on Tuesday, that the financial budget law for 2018 be published in the Official Gazette within the next two days, while it was considered that most of the remarks that came from the President of the Republic on the budget was “formality.”

Shawki said in a press statement that “the president of the republic does not have the right of rejection of the federal budget, but he can give his opinion and observations about it, and if there are irregularities on it can be challenged by the Federal Court or settled with the House of Representatives.”

He added that “the remarks that came from the President of the Republic on the budget were mostly formative remarks.”

Shawki said that “the Presidency of the Parliament announced that it paid the federal budget to the government for publication in the official newspaper, which is practically the current time with the Ministry of Justice and expect to publish during the next two days.”,15700021,15700105,15700124,15700149,15700168,15700173,15700186,15700201&usg=ALkJrhjaj36jyvr1ffObvudoan4CUGjC1g

Decisions of the Council of Ministers for today


– 3/27/2018 8:45:00 AM146 Number of readings


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The Iraqi cabinet held its regular session Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

According to the press office of Abadi in a statement, the Council voted to amend Resolution No. 11 of 2015 on the draft border control agreement and intelligence cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

A vote was taken on the restructuring of the committee to consider the records of appreciation and valuation, which is composed of ministries and entities not affiliated with the Ministry on the sale of state-owned housing units.

The Board also voted on the evaluation of institutional performance.

The vote on the proposed law to amend the law of the Independent High Electoral Commission No. 11 for the year 2007.

During the meeting, the needs and services of residential areas in Baghdad and the provinces were taken and taken as follows:

1. An operations room was formed in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers from the relevant ministries and agencies to follow up the basic service needs in Baghdad and the governorates and implement them with the national effort in ministries and local governments.

2. The directorates of planning in the governorates and the Ministry of Planning to follow up those needs and submit their reports and authorize the operations room the necessary powers to carry out its tasks.

3. The Ministry of Finance shall provide the necessary funding to cover the required expenses.

With regard to the province of Basra and attention to projects within and within what was discussed during the visit of Abbadi to the province has obtained the approval of the Economic Committee to follow up the implementation of work in the project pipes Qibla stopped several years and continue to follow up the implementation of the rest of the projects, and the project Zubair streams, the work is still continuing to reclassify Contractor.

The Council of Ministers continued the process of supporting stability in the liberated areas and ensuring the voluntary return of families, stressing that the return would be voluntary. The Council of Ministers warned any party to compel any citizen or family to return, stressing that the government’s duty is to facilitate the return of displaced persons and provide services.

Member of parliamentary law The publication of the budget is expected in the Official Gazette

March 27, 2018 – 14:31

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Section: Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A member of the parliamentary legal committee, Salim Shawqi, predicted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, that the budget bill for 2018 will be published in the official gazette within the next two days.

“The President of the Republic does not have the right of rejection of the federal budget, but he can give his opinion and observations around it, and if there are irregularities on it can be challenged by the Federal Court or settled with the House of Representatives.

He added that “the remarks that came from the President of the Republic on the budget were mostly formative comments,” continuing that “the Presidency of the Parliament announced that it paid the federal budget to the government for publication in the official newspaper which is practically the current time with the Ministry of Justice and expect to publish during the next two days.

It is noteworthy that the House of Representatives voted, in its session held on Saturday, “March 3, 2018” on the federal budget for the current fiscal year by boycotting the Kurdish deputies.

Governor of the Central Bank: Reserves are re-increasing


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Baghdad / Range

The Central Bank of Iraq has succeeded in strengthening the country’s reserves of hard currency and precious metals to more than fifty billion dollars, expected to continue this process with the improvement in the performance of the bank and recovery from the difficult situation experienced by the country with the collapse of oil prices and the invasion of a terrorist organization calling for a third of the country.
In an interview with a number of media officials at the headquarters of the General Administration yesterday, the Governor of the Central Bank Ali Mohsen Al-Alak said that the reserve managed by the bank has been achieving a greater return than before, which is due to the diversification in the operations associated with its management and to the program to develop cadres, These operations by himself without intermediaries as it was in the past, and confirmed that the reserve amounted to 51 billion dollars today.
The reserves fell in 2016 to $ 43 billion in the circumstances that followed Iraq after the collapse of oil prices, the country’s main source of income and the only source of hard currency, as well as a sweeping invasion, which covered one-third of the country and resulted in very poor social, economic and political conditions. The reserves were in the range of $ 77 billion in 2013.
Al-Alak said that the bank has also been interested in recent years in the development of public and private banking. He said that he has completed the infrastructure of the smart card system, which is now ready to deal with it even through mobile phones, Government has agreed to pay the salaries of employees through banks through special accounts of staff, noting that some ministries have begun using this system, and stressed that the Bank ‘s plan to modernize the currency in circulation and the deletion of zeros.
Al-Alak pointed out that the bank did not allow him in previous circumstances to play his role in stimulating the national economy, he is now working in this direction, referring to the initiative launched by the bank and the monitoring of 6 trillion and 500 billion dinars to lend to industrial and agricultural projects, including trillion and 500 billion JD for small projects.
The central bank governor said that the bank has also managed to address the situation of most of the troubled private banks and the troubled, noting that the large international banks seeking to work in Iraq and referring to what he called signs of the return of foreign investment to Iraq.
On the external debt, al-Aalak stressed that it is still acceptable, pointing out that the external debt is mostly inherited from the previous regime (41 billion dollars) while foreign debt in this era is 29 billion dollars and internal 42 billion dollars.


Exemption of the Qibla Pipeline Project in Basrah from the instructions for executing government contracts


Editorial Date: 2018/3/27 19:14 • 17 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The ministerial economic affairs committee decided to exclude the project of the qibla area in Basrah province from the instructions of executing the government contracts and according to the observations of the Ministry of Planning to implement the project that has been idle for several years.
“The meeting was chaired by Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili, chairman of the committee, during its tenth session held on Tuesday, and hosted the governor of Basra, the head of the provincial council and a number of departmental managers,” the statement said.
The committee recommended to amend the contract of the Qibla Pipeline Project with a view to rebalancing the costs of the items within the total cost of the contract, stressing that “the decision of the committee does not exempt the parties involved from the project from any responsibility related to the previous case and the related problems that caused the project’s delay, Which may result from the reports of the relevant regulatory bodies. ”
The Committee on Economic Affairs committed ”
The Committee stressed the “need to sign a joint record between the province and the executing company certified by the notary public includes the confirmation of the rights and duties of the parties.”
The draft Qibla pipes in Basra was included in the tables of the investment budget for 2011 at a total cost of 330 billion dinars and was transferred to an Indian company for 275 billion dinars, has not been achieved so far because of technical and legal problems.
On the other hand, the Economic Affairs Committee recommended to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers the annual guide to the products of public companies to all ministries in order to comply with it and work within the framework of the protection and promotion of local products.
The Committee also decided to authorize the Ministry of Commerce to provide ration card items, especially the sugar and oil products of the domestic product exclusively during the year 2018 of the Iraqi factories registered with the Investment and Industrial Development Authority, in support of the national industry. “

Government delegation from Baghdad to visit Sulaymaniyah


Release date: 2018/3/27 19:01 • 30 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) revealed the director of the passports of Sulaymaniyah, the visit of a delegation from the federal government, ensuring the representatives of 10 ministries, to the city of Sulaymaniyah.
Brigadier General Salar Abdullah said in a press statement on Tuesday that “a delegation from the federal government arrives in Sulaymaniyah this evening to Sulaymaniyah International Airport.”
He explained that “the delegation will remain in Sulaymaniyah for two days, pointing out that they will accompany the delegation as representatives of the Kurdistan Region, to visit border crossings in the region.”
Brigadier Abdullah said that “the ministerial delegation will visit the port of Sirtek – Beshtah, near the field between the districts of Darbandikhan and Klar,” pointing out that “the delegation will be briefed on the conditions in the port and are the conditions to be converted to an international outlet or not ?, noting that the delegation The ministerial will return to Baghdad after the visit of the port, and report to Federal Prime Minister Haider Abadi to make his decision on the port. ”


URGENT The government sends a new batch of salaries to the Kurdistan region


Editorial Date: 2018/3/27 17:40 • 266 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The spokesman for the Information Office of the Prime Minister Saad al-Hadithi, the federal government continues to release part of the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region, denying the existence of any secret agreements with the provincial government.
Al-Hadithi said in a press statement that “the mechanism adopted by the federal government on the salaries of employees of the Kurdistan region, is to pay part of the amount necessary to cover the salaries of employees of the region so that the staff receive their salaries in full and undervalued and unencumbered, and the other part of the revenue from the sale of oil Of the fields located in the province and go to the provincial government. ”
Al-Hadithi said that the province currently “sells oil for its benefit and is not subject to the authority of the federal government,” adding that “the amounts achieved from the sale of oil to the region, in addition to the amount sent by the federal government covers the salaries of employees of the region as full as the case of employees in the federal government, “The federal government continues to send part of the salaries and this mechanism is regular and regular and will be sent another amount from Baghdad.”
With regard to the reasons for the disbursement of the provincial government to salaries of its employees according to the savings system, stressed that the modern “if the region committed to the part of his and that the proceeds of the sale of oil do not go to the treasury of the federal state, but go to the territorial government, and part of this amount and the total amount sent from Baghdad enough to pay the salaries in full, was paid salaries without saving. ”
In response to a question on the date of sending the new batch by Baghdad, Hadithi said that this “part of the technical procedures determined by technical committees, and there is a mechanism to release this amount regularly and periodically,” denying at the same time the existence of any secret agreement between the federal government and the provincial government, The agreement is only in the form mentioned above. ”
“Had the provincial government received oil revenues from the fields under its control, estimated at 300 thousand barrels of oil per day, to the federal government, or the federal government to export these quantities directly would have been obliged to {federal government} to allocate the full amount of salaries of employees Territory, but the provincial government does not do this in practice and it must fulfill its obligations to the citizens of the province and staff, to ensure the payment of salaries of employees in full. ”