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Shafaq News / Today, Wednesday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi presided over the cabinet meeting held in Basra Governorate and took a number of decisions.
Al-Kazemi said in a statement issued after the session, and it was reported to Shafaq News, that the council will start holding the sessions in the governorates, beginning from the city of Basra, which is dear to our hearts, in order to implement the demands of our people in the governorates and provide services to them, stressing that working in the spirit of a unified and integrated team will help us to overcome crises , And face the many challenges that the country is going through.
He added that Basra and its esteemed people have a special place in the hearts of all Iraqis and that they endured the horrors of dictatorship and wars, just as they endured the consequences of corruption, mismanagement and planning that afflicted their city and their environment, starting from their love for their city, the cultural and economic gateway to Iraq, stressing that serious work must start from Basra, and that it passes through Basra, and it will soon bear fruit in Basra as well.
According to the statement, the cabinet examined the topics on its agenda, and took a number of decisions concerning Basra Governorate, namely:
1- Approval to proceed with the contracting procedures in the Basra Great Water Project, which is considered one of the most prominent strategic and direct work projects.
2- The involvement of Basra Governorate in the periodic follow-up work of the Great Basra Water Project, through specialized committees, with coordination with the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities, and Public Works.
3- Assigning the Ministry of Water Resources, in cooperation with consultants to the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Basra Governorate, to submit a plan for the implementation of the tube channel project (Al-Bida Channel), after reviewing and evaluating the available studies, and the ministries of finance and planning include the project within the budget of 2021.
4- Establishing an infrastructure implementation program to proceed with the distribution of residential lands to their beneficiaries through the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities making use of the consultant contracted with Basra Governorate, to review and update the designs prepared for Al-Sayyab Residential City.
5- Granting the governor of Basra the authority to pay the salaries of thirty thousand visual citizens, from the cash liquidity available in the Basra governorate.
6- The council directed to refer all the delaying projects to the Ministerial Council for Services, and to submit recommendations thereon within a month period, for approval in the Ministerial Council for Services.
During the session, the Prime Minister also directed the referral of the Al-Zubair district sewage project to the Ministerial Council for Social Services, for its study and to provide the appropriate recommendation thereon to the Council of Ministers, provided that the Governor of Basra is hosted in the Ministerial Council for Social Services for the purpose of discussion.