15/8/2018 12:00 am
Includes 11 squares of the capital’s important
Baghdad / Sabah squares
Next Saturday, the official opening ceremony of the first phase of the development and rehabilitation of the squares, which is the first axis of the initiative «Alq Baghdad», under the auspices of Prime Minister Haider Abadi.
The initiative launched by the Iraqi and international musician, Naseer Shamma, to add aesthetic, urban, tourist and entertainment touches back to Baghdad (or the capitals) with its sons to be the capital of the world capitals of its value and depth of civilization and the great achievements of human intellectual achievements, scientific and civilization is still characteristic to today and was the product of thinkers and philosophers and scientists In the various areas, the first phase of the project, according to a statement issued by the initiative, «11 of Baghdad’s important squares that are located on both sides of Karkh and Rusafa are: (Al-Wathiq, Arab Knight, Eagles, Sheikh Maarouf, aviation, 52 Eagles, Zafar MPs and Muthanna and the imams and Jeddah), will be opened at a time in the presence of a number of senior officials and representatives of sponsors and support in the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Central Bank of Iraq and the Iraqi Media Network, the Association of private banks and the Secretariat of Baghdad and a selection of private banks that funded this project by more than 8 Billions of Iraqi dinars through a special fund for the initiative was created in the Central Bank of Iraq, which contributed 27 private banks and one government bank ».
The conference will be held at 8:00 pm at the Al-Mahatta Entrepreneurship Center near the intersection of Oqba Ben Nafie. It will include a number of speeches and artistic performances. The event will be attended by a group of civil society figures from intellectuals, artists, media professionals and activists as well as representatives of private banks. Musical and film and honor the elite of the best workers who contributed to the completion of this project, civilizational and aesthetic great.
The initiative, headed by musician Naseer Shamma, achieved a new formula for action and cooperation by emphasizing the role of the private sector under the auspices of the Association of Private Banks headed by Wadih al-Hanalal in carrying out this vital project and in advanced capacities in form and content in accordance with its social responsibility.
All stages of selection, design and implementation were carried out in accordance with the standard document adopted by the World Bank, and on the basis of which the executing companies were selected. The first axis (21 square) was started on 10/12/2017. These squares are new and include the development of these squares in order to complete the aesthetic vision For each of these squares. The statement pointed out that «will be completed and the opening of the second and final phase of the development of squares in conjunction with the celebration of World Peace Day on the twenty-first of September 2018».
The Iraqi Media Network is one of the most prominent supporters and participants in the initiative, as it has broadcast dozens of television reports, radio and written since the start of the initiative and until now.