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Tishwash: A parliamentary committee warns of any new attempts to borrow

The head of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Water and Marshes, Salam Al-Shammari, called on the government, on Wednesday, to make the most of the high price of a barrel of oil for irrigation and agricultural projects, warning against any new attempts to borrow.

Al-Shammari said in a statement received by “The Information”, a copy of it, that “the rise in the price of a barrel of oil in the global market and since the beginning of this year has provided a new return for the state that can be classified to cover the deficit on the one hand and to benefit from it for the sustainability of irrigation and agricultural projects.”

He added, “The current period needs more water-related projects in light of the decrease in the quantities of water entering Iraq from Turkey and Iran.”

Al-Shammari warned against “any attempts to borrow internally and externally after the World Bank announced its willingness to help Iraq ,” considering that “any new borrowing in light of the high oil price is unacceptable for the absence of its justifications.  link

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