The media office of the Prime Minister said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, that the council was briefed by the Minister of Health on the latest developments in health efforts made in the face of the Corona pandemic and the measures taken in the field of prevention and control of the spread, which led to the recovery rate rising to 80 %, And for the death rate to drop to 2.7% of the total number of injured .
The minister confirmed that Iraq has completed the procedures for joining the Joint Vaccine Purchase Mechanism (GAVI) for Corona .
The Council also reviewed, according to the statement, a briefing from the Minister of Electricity on the reality of providing electric power for citizens throughout Iraq, and listened to the latest measures taken to ensure the provision of the best services, and to overcome the obstacles of distribution and production, as well as the symptoms and their treatments that plague the electric power network .
According to the statement, the council discussed the topics on its agenda, and the council took a number of decisions regarding them, including :
1- Approval of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works referring the maintenance and rehabilitation of roads leading to the new port of Arar Border, connecting to the holy Karbala and Anbar provinces, to the specialized companies in the ministry, with the exception of the provisions of Article 3 of the Instructions for Implementing Government Contracts No. 2 of 2014 .
The Ministry of Finance finances the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works at a rate of (1/12) for the operational expenditures of the project mentioned in the above paragraph, according to the actual work or processing volumes, according to Article (13 / Second) of the Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 .
The Ministry of Planning includes the project of maintaining and rehabilitating the roads leading to the new port of Arar, the border linking to the holy Karbala and Anbar provinces, as a component of the road and bridge maintenance project that it has listed as an ongoing project .
The Ministry of Finance and Planning funded the project of the second corridor of the Karbala road (Razazah-Al-Akhaidir), with a length of 45 kilometers, which is included in the ongoing projects of the Department of Roads and Bridges belonging to the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, which falls within the corridor linking the holy Karbala governorate to the Jdeideh Arar border crossing with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a ratio of (1/12), for the operational expenditures of the project mentioned in the first paragraph above, and according to the coefficients of actual work or processing, in accordance with Article (13 / Second) of the Federal Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 amended .
2- Selection of Basmajah site for the purpose of establishing the Sports City donated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques .
Allocate a piece of land numbered (1/974 Jaara), with an area of 631 dunums to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, rather than the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research / University of Al- Rasheed, and transfer of ownership to the Ministry of Youth and Sports .
The Ministry of Youth and Sports implemented the Sports City project, donated by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, in coordination with the Saudi side through the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council .
3- Approval of the extension of paragraph 2 of Cabinet Resolution No. 90 of 2019, so that the above paragraph reads as follows :
Replacement of entry visas for foreign workers in foreign companies who are currently present in investment projects and contracted with government agencies who have expired their entry visa period, and have exhausted the extension period according to the aforementioned article from (multiple feature) to (regular feature), based on a request submitted by their companies In support of the government agencies contracted with, after reviewing the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, pursuant to Article 30 of Labor Law No. 37 of 2015, and the Instructions for Foreigners to Work in Iraq No. 18 of 1987 .
The period extending from the date of the end of entry visas to the date of their replacement (an emergency circumstance), and for workers in the private and mixed sectors, provided that the period does not exceed the date of 2/28/2021, and according to the developments of the epidemiological situation .
4- The Ministry of Planning includes the project of producing topographic base maps within the investment plan of the Ministry of Financial Resources / General Survey of the year 2021 .
5- Approving the recommendation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the opening of a general consulate of the Republic of Iraq in the Chinese city of Quanguo, based on the provisions of Articles 25 and 26 of the Foreign Service Law No. 45 of 2008, and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1963 .
6- Agreeing to authorize the Minister of Planning the power to negotiate and sign a draft technical cooperation agreement between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of Japan, as amended by the State Council, based on the provisions of Article 80, Article Six of the Constitution .
7- Authorizing the Minister of Finance to negotiate and sign a draft agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent evasion from paying taxes imposed on income and capital between the government of the Republic of Iraq and the government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on the one hand, and with the government of the Republic of South Korea on the other hand, as amended by the State Council, Based on the provisions of Article (80 / Article Six) of the Constitution .
8- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepares the necessary authorization document on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Minister of Finance, according to the approved contexts, and submits it to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers in order to obtain the signature of the Prime Minister .