Classification: under the eye
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:37 PM
Baghdad / National News Center –
The Border Ports Authority said that the Board of the Commission reached an agreement to link the ports of the Kurdistan Region with the outlets of the Federal Government, indicating that the members agreed on a recommendation confirming the necessity of the region’s commitment to Resolution No. (13) of 2019, which stipulated in one of its paragraphs to link the ports of the region with the outlets of the federal government
A statement of the authority, a copy of which was received by the National News Center Agency, stated that the President of the Border Ports Authority, Omar Adnan Al-Waeli, chaired the meeting of the Commission’s Council, which includes in its membership representatives of ministries, agencies and governorates concerned with the work of border crossings, which was held via the closed television circuit.
He added that “the council’s agenda was discussed, which included several important axes to organize the work of the departments operating at the border crossings and to take the necessary decisions and recommendations regarding them by voting by the members on all the paragraphs of the agenda.”
The meeting discussed, according to the statement, “Diwani Order No. 83 pertaining to the creation of the Airport Protection Directorate, which was issued to start its work at Erbil and Sulaymaniyah airports in the Kurdistan region, which was not implemented and received the response from the regional government to activate it and the lack of the necessary cadres for it.”
The statement continued, “The members agreed on a recommendation confirming the necessity of the region’s commitment to Resolution No. (13) of 2019, which stipulated in one of its paragraphs to link the region’s ports to the federal government’s outlets and cancel the aforementioned directorate and create another directorate concerned with airport security, which it is hoped will emerge according to the committee (16). Headed by the Minister of the Interior.
The statement indicated that “the issue of the trade exchange yards at the Arar border crossing with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been discussed, which it is hoped will be opened in the few days.
He added, “The inspection companies operating in the border outlets and approved by the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control had a paragraph on the agenda, which emphasized the importance of the sobriety of these companies to ensure quality in goods and goods supplied to the local markets, as well as giving importance to protecting the citizen’s health from industrial fraud. And the commercial, and the keenness to follow up the work of the checking companies that continue their work and end the work of the contracting companies whose contract expires on the first of next September.
The Board recommended that the Border Ports Authority follow up on what has been judicially seized of forged documents and fake arrival books, which are used to pass goods with forged receipts and in the name of one of the examining companies, which were seized at the Safwan border crossing, and to emphasize the importance of electronic linking of the checking companies and their follow-up by the Central Organization for Standardization and Control. Quality to ensure business continuity, smooth trade exchange, and ease of controlling cases of tampering and forgery in inspection certificates for imported goods.
And he indicated that “it was emphasized in the meeting to implement the Prime Minister’s directive to evacuate dangerous containers from all border outlets and the need to expedite their evacuation to safe areas and the need to accomplish this with the solidarity of all members of the Council and to provide a helping hand from the governorates to the border outlets to accomplish this issue, which is one of the priorities of national security.” .
He pointed out, “Among the paragraphs of the meeting, the request of the Hajj and Umrah Authority was discussed to have a permanent presence at the Arar border crossing to supervise the pilgrims’ departure during its season. Their duties at the border crossing.