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The Council of Ministers holds its regular session headed by Al-Kazemi and issues a package of decisions Empty The Council of Ministers holds its regular session headed by Al-Kazemi and issues a package of decisions

Post by RamblerNash Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:10 pm

The Council of Ministers holds its regular session headed by Al-Kazemi and issues a package of decisions 930085-b16f5b83-b9bf-427d-8acb-13811881f091
Thursday 30 September 2021 19:01
Baghdad / NINA / - Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi chaired today, Thursday, the thirty-seventh regular session of the Council of Ministers, in which he discussed the developments of the situation in the country, and discussed the topics on the agenda, where he issued decisions and recommendations regarding them.

At the beginning of the session, Al-Kazemi valued Mr. Sistani's supportive stance in the active participation in the elections, and considered it a great motivation for the success of the electoral process, and he also expressed gratitude and gratitude for the historic role played by Mr. Sistani in protecting the country.

In the same electoral matter, Al-Kazemi confirmed that the government fulfilled its pledges regarding the elections, and the commission was hosted several times for cabinet sessions, and all its needs were met, and all forms of support were provided to it.

Al-Kazemi confirmed his personal supervision of electoral security, stressing not to allow any breach, or transgression that could affect the conduct of the electoral process or its results, and indicated the formation of several committees to monitor abuses that may occur by candidates and parties, stressing that any case of abuse will be referred to the judiciary. and to the Electoral Commission.

On the other hand, the Prime Minister referred during the session to his recommendation for a special amnesty for juveniles and women, with the exception of those convicted of terrorism and financial corruption cases.

Al-Kazemi stressed that the current government has managed to overcome many crises, including financial, health, economic, and security crises, as well as attempts to drag Iraq into the axes conflict.

He pointed out that there are many positives in the government's work, as well as some shortcomings, stressing that the main goal was to hold early elections and provide the necessary atmosphere for them, but we took bold measures; In order to correct the situation, and put Iraq on the right path.

In the context of the session, the epidemiological report of the Corona pandemic was reviewed, and the developments in the work of the Committee to Strengthen Government Actions in the Fields of Health Awareness Prevention and Control; To limit the spread of the virus, and discuss the Ministry of Health's health and preventive measures; To confront the pandemic, and provide vaccines with high flow to citizens.

In the context of discussing the Corona pandemic, and the health reality in Iraq, the Council of Ministers agreed on the following:

1. Requiring all Iraqis traveling outside of Iraq to present the international certificate of vaccination with the Covid-19 vaccine, starting from November 1, 2021, in addition to the requirements of the countries to which they are traveling, with the exception of those who have special cases that prevent them from being vaccinated or injured during the previous three months (supported by reports medical authorities from the competent committees), and obligating them to bring a negative PCR test that proves that they do not have Covid-19 disease when traveling.

2. Approval of authorizing the Ministry of Health to contract with the American General Electric Company (GE); To establish integrated centers for diagnosing cancer diseases by computed tomography (PTC/CT), with a number of nineteen centers, two centers in the capital, Baghdad, and one in each governorate, with the exception of the provisions of Article (3) of the instructions for implementing government contracts No. (2 of 2014), and the financing of the project shall be From the US Export Agency (EXIM BANK), according to the technical specifications prepared by the Ministry of Health with the aforementioned company.

The Cabinet also discussed a number of other topics on the agenda, and issued the following decisions regarding them:

First / authorizing the Baghdad Municipality to negotiate the implementation of the automation project for the Baghdad Municipality (Upgrading Program - Comprehensive Transformation of the Baghdad Municipality), as an exception to the contracting methods stipulated in the budget implementation instructions Federal General Assembly, and Cabinet Resolution (245 of 2019).

Second / Allocating the required plots of land from the Kadhimiya Holy Shrine for free, if the purpose of these lands is to expand the Holy Shrine, or to build and restore old religious schools, or to implement projects that serve the visitors.

Third / Approval of the following:

1- To authorize the Minister of Finance, Ali Haider Abdul Amir Allawi, to sign the following loan agreements with the relevant authorities:

A- Loan for financing the rehabilitation of the 400 kV Babel power station.

B- The Multiple Maintenance Project Loan (Phase Fifth PUP5).

C- Loan for the development and rehabilitation of multiple secondary stations, and the implementation of power transmission lines / the first phase.

D- Loan from the French Agency for Development AFD, Al-Khalidiya Sewage Project in Anbar Governorate.

E- A framework agreement and an agency agreement (financing in the form of deferred sales for the reconstruction project of the Technical Institute in Hawija).

F- A framework agreement and an agency agreement (financing in the form of deferred sales for the construction of metal silos to store wheat in Maysan Governorate).

g- A loan for the Hilla sewage project.

H- The Chinese aid agreement, based on the provisions of Article 2/Second/Deficit/2 of the Federal General Budget Law for the fiscal year/2021.

2- To authorize the Director General of the Public Debt Department at the Ministry of Finance to sign with the Japanese side the loans of the Basra Refinery Development Project - the third loan of the FCC catalytic cracking unit, based on the provisions of Article (2/Second/Deficit/2), of the Federal General Budget Law for the fiscal year 2021.

3_ Approval of the financing conditions for loans confirmed in the books of the Ministry of Finance, numbered (5386, 5718, 5720, 5722, 5748, 5880, 5882, 5884, 5886, and 5888) dated September 5, September 15, September 16, and September 21, 2021 ), in addition to the Basra Water Project.

Fourth / Amending Cabinet Resolution (83 of 2020) according to the following:

The Ministry of Finance transferred an amount of (50,000,000) dinars, only fifty billion dinars, from the ministries to the Dhi Qar Governorate / Dhi Qar Governorate Reconstruction Fund, based on the provisions of Article (4 / First) of the Federal General Budget Law for the fiscal year / 2021.

Fifth / authorizing the Media and Communications Commission to have the authority to settle and clear debts owed by all media institutions, in return for advertising services for the benefit of the Iraqi state institutions in the educational, educational, health, energy rationalization, support for security institutions, investment, and other other vital sectors, According to clear controls and instructions set by the Federal Ministry of Finance with the Media and Communications Commission, provided that this settlement is effective until the fiscal year 2021.

Sixth /
1. Approval of the reports of flood and rain damage in the governorates of Maysan, Basra, Muthanna, Diyala, Anbar, and Wasit, which are linked to the Ministry of Agriculture’s letter No. (20945 dated August 18, 2021), provided that the sub-committees in the aforementioned governorates bear the validity of the information proven in Minutes and lists of damages within the 2022 budget

. 2. Approval of the minutes of the committee investigating the records of damages in Maysan governorate prepared in 2019, which is linked to the Ministry of Agriculture’s book No. (21588 dated August 25, 2021), provided that the damage audit committees formed in the aforementioned governorate shall bear The validity of the information attached to the records and lists of damages in the 2021 budget and Abu Ghraib.

Seventh/ -
Approval of authorizing the Minister of Finance to sign the World Bank loan agreement to finance the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and supplies, according to the following conditions:

1- The loan amount (98,000,000) dollars, only ninety-eight million dollars.

2- The loan term is 12 years, including 4 years grace period.

3- The interest rate is the reference rate of interest on the dollar plus a variable margin.

4- The down payment commission of (0.25%) is paid for one time.

5- A commitment commission of (0.25%) annually on the undrawn amounts of the loan, starting after 18 months from the date of approval of the loan by the World Bank.

- Approval of authorizing the Minister of Finance or whom he authorizes to sign a grant agreement for the vaccination project against Covid-19, from the Trust Fund for the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction of Iraq RF 13, for the benefit of the Ministry of Health in the amount of (2,000,000) dollars, only two million dollars, provided that the provisions of Article ( 1/First/Fourth) of the Federal General Budget Law.

- Approval of the financial conditions stipulated in the Ministry of Finance letter No. (6040) dated September 28, 2021./End of 7


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