Cabinet decisions for the Tuesday session

Tuesday 24th November 2020 - 21:22

Cabinet decisions for the Tuesday session

Baghdad - INA

 

 The Council of Ministers issued a set of decisions during its regular session in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “Today, Tuesday, the Council of Ministers held a regular session headed by the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, which a number of issues and developments of events were discussed.  In the country, in addition to discussing the topics on the agenda, "pointing out that" Al-Kadhimi stressed, at the beginning of the session, the need for priority to be investment, especially in large projects, because of its importance in reconstruction, development, job opportunities and revitalization of all vital sectors, and the government will work. "  To facilitate all procedures for investors. "

 According to the statement, Al-Kadhimi stated that "the government, since its inception, proceeded to maximize the state’s financial revenues, which must be matched by providing the best services to citizens." He pointed out that "there are problems in the borrowing law approved by the House of Representatives, as it was punctuated by some errors, and that the meetings are continuing with  Council to address them. "

 The statement added, "The Minister of Health gave a detailed presentation on the developments of the Corona pandemic in Iraq, especially with regard to the Corona virus vaccine, and the minister indicated that Iraq had signed the Covacs facility, which 184 countries had joined, and would receive the first vaccine produced to cover 8 million people, equivalent to 20  % Of the population, who represent high risk groups, and it was recommended to enter Iraq in financial commitments with other companies that produce the vaccine, in order to ensure that other groups are covered with it."

 And he added, "According to the report of the Ministry of Immigration, the number of camps that closed fifteen camps, and 5180 families (25 thousand displaced) returned, within one month on a voluntary basis, after securing their return, which took place in coordination between the Ministry of Immigration and the National Security Adviser.  The National Security Agency, the Joint Operations Command, the Popular Mobilization Forces and local governments, under the guidance and follow-up of the Prime Minister - and after the Council of Ministers discussed what is included in its agenda, it issued the following decisions:

 

 First/

 - The Ministry of Transport will immediately implement the road linking the Grand Port of Faw and the Port of Umm Qasr, in coordination with the authorities that own the lands required for the project without the need to wait for the completion of the transfer of ownership

 

 - The Ministries of Finance, Construction and Housing take the necessary measures to transfer the ownership of the lands on which the project will be built to the Ministry of Transport without an allowance

 

 Second: To assign the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to expedite the finalization of the Scientific Research Authority bill with the State Council.

 Third / Not appointing any candidate for a higher position (general manager upwards), if it is proven that he committed one of the crimes stipulated in the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council Resolution (18 of 1993)

 

 Fifth / Approval of the third annual report of the Council for the year 2019, taking into account the continuation to take the necessary measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, in coordination with the regulatory authorities.