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A Parliamentary Request To Investigate The Violations Of The Baghdad Investment Commission To Circumvent The Laws In Force

Thursday 13, August 2020 11:09 | Economical Views: 38  Baghdad / NINA / The Parliamentary Economic and Investment Committee called on the prime minister to form an investigative committee into the violations of the Baghdad Investment Commission regarding granting investment licenses in a suspicious manner and without observing or circumventing the laws in force.

Committee member MP Mazen Al-Faily pointed out that one of these violations is the issuance of an investment license (472/2019) without the approval of the landowner – the Ministry of Finance / Land Bank – and without planning approval from the Baghdad Municipality prior to the date of issuing the license.

He explained, in a press release, “the license was issued in 2019 and the planning approval came a year later in 2020, which is a clear violation and raises doubts, in addition to continuing to address the owner even after the issuance of the license and on 6/7/2020 to the Baghdad Municipality to stop all measures taken on the bank’s properties.” Real Estate for not completing correspondences with the State Council to express opinion from them. ”

He added, “The letter of the real estate bank to the Baghdad Investment Commission on 9/27/2018 that includes the request to stop all investment procedures related to the real estate bank, so how can the license be granted without the approval of the owner with all this objection by it?” / End 5  http://ninanews.com/Website/News/Details?key=849518

Corona Virus .. The Iraqi Parliament Is Unable To Resume Its Sessions

Political  Thursday 13 August 2020 | 02:15 PM| Views: 66  A parliamentary source revealed, on Thursday, that the Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives is unable to resume parliamentary sessions, after the increase in the number of its members infected with the Corona virus. The source told local media, “The Presidency of the House of Representatives cannot resume the sessions at this time,” attributing the reason to “the number of infections among parliament members with the Coronavirus exceeding 50 deputies.”

The source added, “The injured MPs from various political blocs, in addition to the fact that some representatives are currently located outside Iraq in the countries of the region and Europe,” noting that “the Presidency of Parliament finds it difficult to resume and convene the sessions of the Council.” Last Monday, 83 members of the Iraqi parliament submitted signatures to resume the parliament sessions suspended due to the Corona pandemic.

The Iraqi Parliament suspended its sessions due to the registration of many cases of Coronavirus among parliamentarians and parliament employees. Meanwhile, House Speaker Hoshyar Qardagh revealed earlier, a parliamentary intention to hold the next parliamentary sessions through the online platform.

https://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=137353

Iraq And Iran Are About To Raise Trade Exchange To 20 Billion Dollars

Economy  Thursday 13 August 2020 | 09:11 am| Views: 34  Baghdad / .. The Iranian ambassador in Baghdad, Iraj Masjedi, and the Iraqi Minister of Trade, Ahmad Husayn Obaid, confirmed the increase in the volume of trade exchange between the two countries to 20 billion dollars.

Masjedi and Obaid discussed in a meeting held Wednesday raising the ceiling of trade exchange between the two countries to 20 billion dollars, and adjusting the trade balance that tilts in favor of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Masjedi and Obaid discussed the issue of benefiting from the hard currency resources of Iraqi banks obtained from Iranian electricity and gas exports to Iraq to export goods to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The two sides also discussed the transit of goods from Iran to Iraq and other countries in the region, following up on previous agreements, imports of goods that Iran needs from Iraq, investing investments in common borders, and the need to facilitate trade exchange and hold trade fairs.” https://aynaliraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=137341

Integrity Reveals The Reasons For Banning The Travel Of The Former Minister Of Electricity

Energy  Economy News – Baghdad  On Thursday, the Integrity Commission revealed the details of the travel ban issued against the former Minister of Electricity and the Director of the Ministry’s Financial and Administrative Department.

The authority said in a statement seen by Al-Eqtisad News, “The Investigation Department, in its discussion of the details of the case that it investigated and referred to the judiciary, reported that the Al-Karkh Investigation Court, which is specialized in integrity issues, issued a travel ban against the former Minister of Electricity and the Director of the Finance and Administration Department at the Ministry on Background of the violations committed in the procedures for appointing (82555) daily wages in the Ministry of Electricity in contravention of the law and instructions, and without the need for their specializations.

He pointed out that “the investigations in the case led to the fact that the violations committed cost the state an amount of (43) billion dinars, which was paid from the Ministry’s expenses monthly.”

Number of observations 11 Date added 08/13/2020  https://economy-news.net/content.php?id=21415

Integrity Clarifies The Details Of The Travel Ban Of The Former Minister Of Electricity

Author: AhadNA1 On 13/8/2020 – 11:24 AM 86  The Federal Integrity Commission revealed, on Thursday, the details of the travel ban issued against the former Minister of Electricity and the Director of the Ministry’s Financial and Administrative Department.

The Investigation Department of the Authority, the department, said in a statement that Al-Ahed News received a copy of it, “The Al-Karkh Investigation Court, which is concerned with issues of integrity, has issued a travel ban against the former Minister of Electricity and the Director of the Finance and Administration Department in the Ministry.

Against the background of the violations committed in the procedures for appointing (82555) daily wages in the Ministry of Electricity in contravention of the law and instructions, without the need for their specializations.

She added, “Its investigations into the case led to the fact that the violations committed cost the state an amount of (43) billion dinars, which was paid from the ministry’s monthly expenses.”

https://alahadnews.net/96894/%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%b9%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%82/%d9%85%d8%ad%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%aa/%d9%85%d8%ad%d9%84%d9%8a%d8%a7%d8%aa-2/

Al-Sudani: Iraq Is Vulnerable To Financial And Economic Collapse

09:52 – 08/13/2020  The information / Baghdad .. The committee to follow up the implementation of the government program and strategic planning called for the legislation of the new retirement and social security law, the activation of laws for the development of the private sector, and social protection for the poor, while he warned that the state’s continuation of the policy of relying on oil revenues will push the country towards financial collapse And economical.

A member of the committee, Muhammad Shiaa al-Sudani, said in an interview followed by / the information /, that “there are many important laws that support the state’s approach to reform, revitalize the economy and provide job opportunities, including the Social Protection Law, strategies to support the private sector, and Iraq’s vision for the National Industrial Strategy 2030, which is Ambitious plans need implementation and follow-up.

Al-Sudani added that “the plans aim to advance the economic reality and support the poor classes, in addition to enacting a law that guarantees the rights of a large segment of workers in the private sector and their equality with their peers in the government sector, which is the Social Security Law that was prepared in 2017 and is still in the Council of Ministers until today. “He pointed out that” the crises that the country is going through are many, and priorities for these problems must be determined according to the severity and importance, and solutions should be permanent and not prosthetic. ”

He explained, “Talking about border crossings without introducing an automation system in all transactions and procedures that take place inside the port is futile, and tax manipulation and non-compliance with laws will continue, with our need for a security system that holds the ports and prevents extortion and exploitation of the merchant or employee, pointing out that there are serious crises that need To frankness and disclosure with the people.

Al-Sudani stressed that “the state’s continuing policy of relying on oil revenues will push the country towards financial and economic collapse, so there must be bold decisions and solutions, including activating the industrial and agricultural sectors to contribute to preserving hard currency, and providing job opportunities that relieve the state.” End / 25

https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/08/13/489733/

Economist: Services Do Not Constitute A Crisis, And They Can Be Used To Maximize The State’s Materials

08:30 – 13/08/2020  The information / especially  among the economist Ihssan Al-Kinani, that the services that are still demanded by most provinces through demonstrations and roadblocks, do not constitute a crisis, and this file can be used to maximize the state’s resources significantly.

Al-Kinani said to “the information”, that “all the mechanisms are available in addition to water pipes, sewers, columns and power lines, and they can be delivered to all regions easily and without providing giant budgets.”

He added, “The services crisis does not exist, but there is a lack of a correct vision for the state, as it is possible to offer services in exchange for financial fees to be paid in the form of comfortable destinations that are collected monthly from citizens, provided that they are provided to them, especially in new areas, before the start of building houses.”

And that “investment projects in services will bring to the government large revenues that contribute to bridging the budget deficit and also eliminate the housing crisis, and create new areas in Baghdad and the provinces.” 25 n

https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/08/13/489721/

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