Rabu, Juni 29, 2005

Erecting Three 28-Megawatts Electricity Stations and Establishing a Giant Bridge in Kufa within the Framework of the Campaign of Reconstructing Najaf

The source said, "This project is considered as one of the projects that the ministry has established in a number of provinces, except for the city of Baghdad, for the purpose of increasing the generation capacity and decreasing the cuts hours in them.

On the other hand, the source pointed out that the technical cadres in the province has continued to maintain its campaign, which aims at improving the distribution networks in the city center and a number of old residential districts, including Al Seha, Al Mo'alemeen, Al Imam Ali, Al Mahdi, Al Shorta and Al Thawra districts, through erecting new feeders.

The source pointed out that the campaign has included extending new wires to a number of new residential districts and executing new illumination project on Karbala- Najaf road, as the majority of the necessary materials for achieving the project were secured.

On the other hand, an official approval was obtained for the establishment of a huge bridge in Al Kufa for the purpose of reducing the occurring jams on the only bridge in the city. A source in Al Najaf province said that the engineering cadres in the province have started the process of survey for specifying the location of the bridge. He added that a committee has been created from Al Najaf Agriculture, real estate and the reconstruction committee for the purpose of compensating the farmers, whose lands would be used in building the bridge. (Source) Al Mada

Selasa, Juni 28, 2005

Al Khaleej seeks Iraq deal

'They have not signed up yet,' Jamal, chairman of Dubai's Al Khaleej sugar refinery, the only sugar refinery in the UAE, said by telephone.

He said he believed Al Khaleej was one of four bidders in the tender. He gave no further details.

Iraq held the tender for the sugar around June 17-18, trade sources said.

Some traders said Iraq currently requires a big quantity of white sugar promptly after previous deals fell through.

They said they believed Iraqi authorities had not bought sugar for some months.

Jamal said availability of prompt white sugar was very limited, which explained the recent surge in white sugar futures.

'There is a huge tightness in the nearby,' he said.

'It is because people have delayed purchases.'

London front-month August white sugar futures traded just off a contract high of $278.0 per tonne on Friday morning, standing at $277.80 per tonne, up $3.8 or 1.39 per cent, in volume of 316 lots at 0904 GMT.(Source) Trade Arabia

Economic Study Warns the Iraqi Central bank from Continuing the Policy of Fixing the Dinar exchange Rate

The study noted that despite the success of the Iraqi central bank in fixing the exchange rate of the national currency through the process of connecting it with the American currency and preparing the proper atmosphere that has a positive effect on creating a stable environment in the Iraqi market that have to a certain extent led to restoring the confidence of businessmen and investors through relying on the policy of selling 30 million American dollars in the bank's daily auction , which achieved a stability in the remaining of the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar at 1465 against the dollar in the past two years, this policy has resulted in negative consequences and has harmed the Iraqi economy.

The study, which was conducted by the administration and economy college in Al Basra university, has pointed out that the Iraqi central bank has used a significant part of the reserve of foreign currency for the purpose of fixing the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar, and the continuation of such method would lead to using up this reserve, which, through time, would consequently result in that the central bank would lose its ability to maintain the equivalence value of the Iraqi dinar, especially as the sums that the bank uses of the dollar is so great and exceeds 7.5 billion dollars a year, which is equivalent to half of the oil revenues.

The study noted that the stability of the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar as an ultimate goal for the monetary policy did not lead to the stability of the prices of commodities and services, which tended to the great continuous rise. The criteria of prices record show that they increased by 2.5% a month, which means the invalidity of this policy in reducing the rates of inflation in Iraq.

The study stated that this led to evaluating the Iraqi currency more than its value against other currencies, which represents an exaggeration in the Iraqi exchange rate against other currencies that led to the escape of capitals. Reducing the Iraqi exchange rate, for any reason, might lead the people to shift from dealing in the local currency to the foreign currencies to avoid potential loss. The study confirmed that for the monetary policy in Iraq to be effective and active in the economic environment, it should be a part of an efficient economic policy as each of the policies affects and is affected by the other. Maintaining the exchange rate of the Iraqi currency then increasing it at a later stage require, first of all, increasing the efficiency of performance in various economic sectors and increasing the commodity supply of the local production. This would later lead to increasing the purchase capacity of the Iraqi dinar, and consequently improving its exchange rate compared to foreign currencies, in addition to increasing the monetary budgets of commodity sectors, especially the agricultural and industrial, to secure the needs of the Iraqi market. The study said that it is not wise that the general budget of this year designates only 2% for agriculture and 8% for industry. Scientific planning is necessary at the time that agriculture and industry should be supported in an exceptional manner, similar to what developed countries do, such as the United States, which leads the globalization process as it did not hesitate in posing customs fees on its imports of steel, which is imported from Europe and China, when it became necessary to protect the American steel industry.

The study concluded that the cancellation of supporting the agricultural sector and freeing the foreign trade have participated in destroying Iraqi industry, which was, until recently, fulfilling the foodstuffs demands of the local market that is currently full of Iranian, Syrian and Egyptian, and even Kuwaiti, commodities.

This also applies to the industrial field. The continuation of this situation would increase the demand for foreign currencies, which would make the Central Bank subject to continuous attrition to maintain the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar. It is impossible to continue such a process, unless procedures that reinforce the monetary and economic situation are taken, which would increase the capability of the state to execute more significant projects that are related to the daily needs of the local market. (Source) Jassem Dakhel Al Sharq Al Awsat

Manager of the National Secretariat of the Property Claims Department in Basra: The Finance Ministry is Responsible for Compensations

The statement of Mr. Khodeir Abbas Al Ahmed explains the nature of the work of the department and is urging citizens to hurry in completing their incomplete applications.

The office manager said, "Since starting its works on 07/05/2004, our office has finished one thousand claims that were sent to the legal committee to inspect them." He added, "Among the duties of our office are: authenticating all claims that are submitted to it through laser discs. Then they are sent to the competent legal committee to decide on it. Al Ahmed has urged citizens to follow up with the applications in the office, as more than 2000 applications need some documents to meet the conditions of committing them to the legal committee. He confirmed, "We are serious regarding the return of the rights of those, whose lands and real estate were seized during the previous regime, pursuant to the law.

Finance Ministry and Compensations

The office manager pointed out that the legal project has given the last purchaser, the right for compensation. The value of the real estate is estimated pursuant to the law issued in Iraqi Minutes, issue No.3985 for 2004. In case of contradiction and objection, there is a council specialized in appeals of the property department decisions. We have the right of interpreting the law and that our decisions would be obligatory for legal committees. Al Ahmed considered the finance ministry of the former regime as responsible for dealing in the confiscated estate, which were sold and their value were placed into the state treasury. Therefore, the finance ministry is the one that would pay for the compensation. The office manager called citizens to hurry in submitting their applications. He pointed out that the deadline for receiving new claims would be 30/06/2005 and that such claims are exempted from fees, taxes and inspection expenses, as the office would pay for them. (Source) Al Mada

Senin, Juni 27, 2005

Iraq to buy hard wheat

European trade talk was of open-origin wheat including from the US, Australia, Canada and Europe for August shipment.

"We have heard the talk but we have received nothing concrete," one European exporter said. "People are talking about a tender for 150,000 tonnes but no one really knows what is happening."

Another European exporter said: "It is impossible to say whether they have extended the bidding on their old tender or issued a new one, we have no email or verbal confirmation."

"With Iraq closed on Friday for the Islamic weekend, no official confirmation would be possible until Saturday unless some emails turn up."

Iraq has issued a series of wheat tenders this year which faded into unresolved status after weeks of bidding.

"Their purchasing and tendering procedure is so chaotic that no one really knows what they have bought so far this year," a European trader said. "The news reports are totally conflicting."

In the last reports on June 8, Middle Eastern traders said Iraq had issued a tender to buy 200,000 tonnes of flour after cancelling its previously-active tender to buy 150,000 tonnes of hard wheat.

A newly appointed trade minister was said to be behind the cancellation of the 150,000 tonnes wheat tender, but they said another wheat tender with new conditions was expected to be issued in June.

But on June 9, the US Agriculture Department said Iraq had purchased 55,000 tonnes of US wheat in the week ending June 2.

Iraq is also involved in a dispute with Australian grain exporter AWB about alleged contamination of a large purchase of Australian wheat.

Traders also say they suspect Iraq is coming under pressure from the US to buy more American wheat. (Source) Trade Arabia

Iraq plans on reducing state subsidies

In an interview, Iraq's central bank's chief economist said that Iraq is committed to phasing out subsidies built-up over decades as the oil-based economy became more centralized.

Discontent over high unemployment and low standards of living and tensions between the majority Shiite and minority Sunni sects have already raised concerns that daily attacks may turn into civil war. Iraq has agreed to restructure the subsidies system, not scrap it altogether, in meetings with donors and creditors, the economist said.

He was speaking after a conference organized by the United States and the European Union to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq and activate billions of dollars of international aid promised two years ago. More than 95 percent of the $15 billion non-American aide pledged, mainly from Japan and Europe, had not been committed because the level of violence had prevented work being done. Disagreements between donors and slow economic reforms in Iraq making project management difficult had also stemmed the aide flow.

Iraq expanded handouts and subsidies to help people cope with crushing sanctions imposed by the United Nations from 1990-2003, which contributed to the economic collapse of the country with the world's second largest world reserves. This came on top of $120 billion of debt mostly accumulated in the 1980s to finance an eight-year war with Iran. (Source)Menafn

Minggu, Juni 26, 2005

Iraqi Women Enter Contracting Works of $270 Million Value

Yesterday, in a statement on the Internet, Ilella Senil, contracting manager in the Gulf Region Team, said that the objective of the participation of this number of women is giving an opportunity to get to know the contracting works in the division and the joint command in Iraq, providing with opportunities for women to participate in secondary contracting works and supplying them with advice on behalf of the major contractors. She pointed out that 91 electricity and 5 drinkable water projects have been offered at $270 million to be executed by local contractors.

It is worth mentioning that the conference of “Iraqi Business women” has been recently held in the conferences palace hall and was attended by a group of Iraqi businesswomen. It stressed viewing the plans and projects to activate the role of Iraqi women and investing their capitals in various commercial, agricultural and production projects. (SOurce)

Al Khalil: Al Zaman

Oil, gas corporations bid for $40b 'Rebuild Iraq' projects

OGS 2005, the premier Arab Oil and Gas Show which is to be held from November 7 to 9, 2005, at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, is expected to be an important link between cutting-edge technology providers and investors in Iraq's resurgent Oil & Gas sector.

In the 12th edition of its showing, OGS will provide companies with a platform to network and discuss business prospects, innovation and issues related to exploration, extraction, processing, storage, transportation and security in the oil and gas industry. "With investment in Oil & Gas infrastructure growing exponentially all across the GCC region, investors are increasingly on the look-out for technologies and services that provide the optimum combination of high return on investment and competitive edge in a dynamic global market-place.

OGS, as a forum, has created a niche where industry leaders can be assured of hands-on inspection of newly launched technologies and services," said Anselm Godinho the Managing Director of International Conferences & Exhibitions (IC&E). The show bears tremendous importance to the region as the Gulf's economy is largely driven by reserves of oil and natural gas. Saudi Arabia, according to independent research, has one-fourth of the world's proven oil reserves. (SOurce) Kheleej Times

Sabtu, Juni 25, 2005

Iraqi Airways first flight to UK

Salah Al Shaikhly, the new Iraqi ambassador in London, said Jaafari arrived in London, where he lived as an exile during Saddam's rule, for a private visit during which he will meet members of the Iraqi community.

Government spokesman Laith Kubba said from Baghdad that Jaafari had flown from Kuwait, the airline's "longest flight since 1990 owing to the limited capabilities of Iraqi aircraft". Jaafari flew on a Boeing 727, one of two planes owned by the Iraqi flag carrier, with the other being a slightly more recent Boeing 737.

Iraqi Airways operates daily flights from Baghdad to Amman, and flies three times a week to the Iraqi cities of Arbil and Basra, and to Damascus. International flights resumed last September.

The UN sanctions were lifted after the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam in April 2003.

Jaafari will leave London on the same plane to travel to Brussels for an international conference on rebuilding Iraq sponsored by the European Union and US that will be held Wednesday, the ambassador said.

He will then travel to Washington before returning to London, where he will have talks with British officials, the ambassador added.

Jumat, Juni 24, 2005

Al Aayan contributes in establishing the first Islamic bank in Iraq

The fact that this growing market mobilizes for economical leaps connected with political and security stability, and it is a market which is insufficiently banking served, Aayan in cooperation with an elite group of Iraqi investors have established the first Islamic bank there, and it is expected that the bank will start its works in Baghdad and in secure areas in the north to serve foreign companies and Kurds, indicating that Iraqi north areas are definitely not been served just like other Iraqi areas, he added

He declared that Aayan’s percentage is 35% while the total percentage of the Kuwaiti side is 49% of the capital that comes down to 50 milliards Iraq Dinars, which is equivalent to 35 millions USD, Al Aayan alone has also got the administration right for five years according to an agreement that has been signed with the founders.

He confirmed that Aayan company for rent and investment has deposited its share of the capital, and subscription procedures are on going, as currently there is a general subscription process for Iraqi people in about 20% of the bank capital, according to the Iraqi central bank demand.

He also indicated that Iraq has turned from being a threaten source and fears wellhead in the past under the former regime to be a source for investment opportunities in all market sectors, and it is expected that gulf and Kuwaiti companies will get more interests and opportunities related to reconstruction process.

(Source) Al Qabas

Arrival of New cargos of Rice and Wheat to Various Harbors - Achieving Health Centers in Al Musel at the Cost of 2 Billion Dinars

Yesterday, a ministry official told Al Zaman that another ship loaded with 30 thousand tons of rice is expected to arrive later this month, flowed by a third ship loaded with 30 thousand tons of the same substance.

He pointed out that the operations of transporting rice, of 91 thousand tons, are currently continuous from the Jordanian harbor of Al Aqaba to Iraq under new contracts to import 220 thousand tons. Another ship is hoped to arrive at the same harbor during this month, also loaded with 30 thousand tons of rice.

At present, there are successive operations of transporting 214 thousand tons of wheat from the Syrian Tartus Harbor to the warehouses and silos of the trade ministry, 39 silos, distributed all over Iraq. Meanwhile, two ships are expected to arrive at the said harbor during this month, loaded with two cargos of wheat of 100 thousand tons.

The trade ministry has signed contracts with companies to import 550 thousand tons of wheat to cover the needs of the ration cards. The consumption of Iraq of this substance is approximately 220 thousand tons a month.

Meanwhile, the health ministry has executed a number of health institutions in Nainawa province. It is requesting the trade ministry to prepare its warehouse to accommodate the imported medicines.

In a statement, which Al Zaman received a copy of, Ammar Al Safar, deputy health minister for reconstruction and donors’ affairs, said, “Model health centers have been established in Nainawa province in Al Wehda, Al Nor, Al Karama, Al Be’aj, Al Hamdania and Hammam Al Alil regions, in addition to creating a consultation clinic for emergencies in Tala’far and establishing 8 residence buildings in the province, for employees and health cadres. He pointed out that the total costs of the projects have reached 2 billion and 30 million dinars.

Within the same context, a health ministry source said that the ministry has addressed the trade ministry for the purpose of preparing warehouses for the purpose of storing great amounts of medicines and medical supplies, which are to be exported, especially after the warehouses of the ministry became full of medicines, in addition to signing importation contracts with companies to overcome the shortage of medicines. He confirmed that the medicines were sent to hospitals and governmental health centers after they underwent laboratory examinations to verify their validity for human use. (Source) Khayon Ahmed Saleh – Adnan Abdul Hassan Al Zaman

Pumping amounts of gasoline to tackle the crisis in mid of Iraq

This is to hold back gasoline crisis the country witnesses more than a week ago and it is been increasing day after day, a ministry authoritative official said.

(the ministry has allocated amounts of fuels for middle Euphrates govern orates, 50 tanks per day to be send to (Hilla, Karbalaa, Nadjaf, Muthana and Dywanyia), in addition to the allocated amounts for these govern orates in nearby warehouses. (Source) Al Khalij

Amendment of Property Transfer Law Soon

The jurisprudence representative has been assigned for the duties of administering jurisprudence and to be responsible for supervising the judiciary system in Iraq, which has gained its financial, accounting and administrative independence, pursuant to law No. 12 on June 8 2004 and has its independent budget. On the other hand, the government consultation council, after starting the committee of settling property disputes; it was decided to amend the general commission law for property transfer.(Source) Mohamed Dawood Isa Al Dostoor

Kamis, Juni 23, 2005

Al Shabibi : Iraq will pay all its debts in 2011

Al Shabibi said Iraq now is executing a reform economical program considering the agreement with the international monitory fund which requires a series of actions to be taken to transfer Iraq to the market economy. The governor clarified that the agreement with Paris club stated that 80% of Iraqi debts will be removed on condition that this process will be executed in stages. The first stage is already executed and 30% was canceled directly on the signature without any conditions or implementation of any program according to the program of urgent help to countries after conflicts. The second stage which will cancel another 30% will be executed in the end of next October, there will be the cancellation of the remaining 20% out of the 80% we have agreed upon with Paris Club , this we will work on its cancellation according to predefined agreements enabling us to cancel all the 80% in the year 2008. (Source) Al Dustoor/ Hayder Al Hashimi

Selasa, Juni 21, 2005

Iraq rebuliding efforts

The following projects starts:

Two health centers in Erbil governorate on of value 635000 American dollars while the other center for the primary health care costs 635000 Dollars. This is a primary center provides services like dentist unit and a pharmacy , out of the rebuilding Iraq projects there are 167 health centers of the general projects in the country out of which 145 is under construction and 8 already finished.

The following projects have been finished:

Boarders crossing project in Basra costs 275000 Dollars , there are 251 similar projects all around the country out of which 176 under construction and 61 finished ones.

Building a police station project in Basra costs 139000 Dollars there are 457 similar projects in the country out of which 179 under construction and 101 finished projects.

Water treatment station in Najaf governorate costs 236000 Dollars there are 208 similar projects around Iraq out of which 96 under construction and 66 have finished.

Rebuilding will continue there are more than 11 billion dollars allocated to the job. (Source)IMNSR

Minggu, Juni 19, 2005

Iraq to Resume Flights to Europe

Transport Minister Salam Al Maliki told the National Assembly that he hoped flights would resume to Frankfurt, one of Europe's main hubs, as well as Middle Eastern destinations.

'God willing, there will be flights to Dubai, Frankfurt, Tehran, Istanbul, Beirut and Cairo by the end of this month,' Maliki said without elaborating which airlines might operate the routes.

State airline Iraqi Airways, which was grounded by sanctions after Saddam's army invaded Kuwait in 1990, has over the past year been rebuilding its operations despite violence which has hampered transport since the war two years ago.

It already flies to Amman and Damascus and this week began domestic flights to Basra in the south for the first time since the US invasion in 2003. Royal Jordanian, the only foreign commercial passenger carrier landing at Baghdad, employs specially trained aircrew and combat zone flying techniques.

Maliki also told parliament that Sulaimaniyah airport, in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, will reopen next month, some months ahead of schedule. The airport at the Kurdish capital Arbil is already open. (Source) Iraqi Media Network

Sabtu, Juni 18, 2005

Tourist City in Arbil including 1200 Housing Units with Facilities at a Cost of $350 Million

Mr. Mofeed Behnam, company executive manager in charge, said to Al Hayat, “The project includes the construction of a big housing city at a cost between $300 and $350 million dollars. It includes 1200 housing units, in addition to their infrastructure of social facilities, a school at international standards and a central public market.” He added, “The cost of the project is subject to increase, according to the possible additions. The specified duration to finish the works is 24 months.” According to Behnam, the project also includes the construction of luxurious stores and multi-storey residence buildings, at international standards.

The company administrative manager attributes the reason for the extended scale of its investment works in Iraqi Kurdistan to “the stability of the security conditions, compare to the other Iraqi provinces. This is the same reason that led to the increase of demand on purchasing residence and commercial pieces of land in the region, on behalf of individuals or investment commercial companies, in addition to the facilities that the regional government for the local and foreign investors, allowing them to enter Kurdistan and encouraging them to invest in it.”

In response to a question of Al Hayat on the reason for the continuous housing crisis and the incredible rise of real estate prices in Kurdistan, despite the wide-scale construction and development movement that the region is witnessing, and the limit of participation of the company in such crisis, Behnam said, “The construction movement is not a reformation movement to overcome the housing crisis and it includes no actual projects to relieve it. Our company is not capable of overcoming the crisis, but it certainly can assist in limiting it. Therefore, we see no harmony between supply and demand, as the latter is witnessing noticeable increase.”

He confirms that it is hard to solve the housing problem, which is existing for six years in Iraq, just all of a sudden.”

Behnam believes that the best means to handle the problem lies in vertical construction, which is represented in residence buildings and supplying with more investment facilities in the region to attract the investment companies that are working in the field of construction.

Within the same context, the economic prosperity in the region of Iraqi Kurdistan, the availability of employment opportunities and the improvement of employees salaries have led to a shortage in the work force in the field of construction. Many construction workers refrain from work. They prefer to work in a governmental department and receive a reasonable salary, in addition to the job benefits, instead of spending the whole day in hard work.

Mr. Mofeed Behnam said, “Due to the expansion of the scale of projects that the company is executing, our demand for workforce is continuously increasing. Nevertheless, we can not rely on the local workers from within Iraq, the southern and central Iraqi cities, as the security situation in such regions prevents from that.”

He pointed out, “The Company has found a way out for its problem in bringing workforce through private offices for technical workforce, which it continuously deals with. They verify the person’s identity before entering Kurdistani lands. In addition, the security authorities in Kurdistan verify them too to make sure that they do not belong to terrorist cells that are claiming work.”(Source) Lina Sayawesh – Al Hayat

Kamis, Juni 16, 2005

40% concluded of connecting railways stations by the Iraqi optical cables

A source in the Iraqi ministry of transportation said to the ( AL Sharq Al Awsat) this project is the first of its kind in Iraq. This will secure communications and trains traffic between all the governorates through out the country which depends on wireless communications. (Source)Mahdi Al Amiri

Al Sharq Al Awsat

Senin, Juni 13, 2005

Iraqi Minister of Oil commends Kuwait-Iraq relations

The minister said he held constructive talks with Kuwait's Energy Minister and rotating OPEC Chairman Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, noting that his country has received up to 60 billion US dollars in aid from Kuwait, allocated for education and health.

On oil supply, Bahar Al-Oloum said that there is enough supply in the oil market, but that the OPEC ministerial decision to raise production by 500,000 barrels per day comes to calm consumer concerns and bring stability and balance to the market.

The minister added that there is a surplus of close to one million barrels per day, stressing that oil prices may temporarily drop and then increase once again if new refinery capacity is not introduced to the market.

On Iraq's oil production capacity, he said that over the past two months his country had produced 2.4 million barrels per day of which 1.8 million were for export, adding that production is expected to reach three million barrels.

As for being subjected to OPEC quotas, Bahar Al-Oloum said that the current circumstances of Iraq prevent this and that the issue would be reviewed once production levels reach three million barrels per day.

He explained that Iraq is facing many challenges, the most prominent being that of security, as well as investments in the oil sector which has deteriorated due to years of war and sanctions.

The optimistic plan for Iraq is to bring its production levels to five or six million barrels per day by 2010, stressing that this would need not only national efforts, but also for foreign investments.

Activating joint interests with neighboring states would bring greater security to the region and contribute to a flourishing economy, he concluded. (Source) Kuna

Jumat, Juni 10, 2005

Reconstruction Ministry: Replacing Floating Bridges in Provinces With Stationary Ones

A ministry source said, “A plan that is executed by the roads general administration was set to replace the floating bridges in the country provinces in three stages. The first stage has included 4 locations, which a part of them has been executed. These are Al Mesh’khab Bridge in Najaf, Al Salaheya Bridge in Al Diwania. Those under construction are: Al Fadhlia bridge and Al Bat’haa Bridge in Thi Qar. The second stage includes 7 locations. Al Thawra Bridge in Al Diwania has been executed. As for Al Sendia Bridge in Diala and Om Shawareef in Al Diwania, they are under construction. There are bridges that are hoped to be financed by the World Bank loan, to be executed. These include Al Majd and Al Daraji bridges in Al Motanna, Al Ibrahemia Bridge in Babel and Al Rommana in Al Anbar. As for the third stage, it includes three locations, which are Al saqlawia and Al Be’iji bridges in Salah Eddin and Ghalyoun in Thi Qar. Works to execute them would start in the coming two months.

On the other hand, the source said, “Works are finished in the reconstruction of the suspended 14th of July Bridge, the re-operation of Al Kifl Bridge in Babel and the reconstruction of the lower bridge of the lane going from Baghdad to Al Diwania, through highway No.1, in addition to the reconstruction of the return lane from Al Hella to Baghdad on the same highway. Iraqi cadres were only used (100%). (Source)Baghdad – Mohamed Sa’eed Mustafa

Senin, Juni 06, 2005

Establishing 10 New Cement Laboratories in Iraq

A ministry official source said, “There are currently 14 cement laboratories in Iraq. They work at an annual design capacity of 14 million tons. On the other hand, their production has retreated to 3 million tons due to the last events, which happened to the production sector and what accompanied the last war of looting, robbery and sabotage operations, in addition to the lack of electricity power, etc. These laboratories need a lot to reach the design levels, the most important of which are investment money, electricity, fuel, rehabilitation and others.” The source added, “The ministry has set an effective plan to increase the production capacity of these laboratories. It actually started applying it with some companies, through financing them from the aids, which we received to use in the rehabilitation works, executing separate electricity power units and not relying on national electricity.”

Baghdad – Wessam Sa’d:

Minggu, Juni 05, 2005

Achievement of 40% of the Works for Connecting Train Station With the Iraqi Optical Cable Project

Its modern optical lengths exceeds 2000 km. It is expected that the works in the project would be finished by the end of this year. An Iraqi transportation ministry source told Al Sharq Al Awsat that this project would be the first of its kind in Iraq and that it would secure communication and the movement of trains among all provinces of the country, which rely on wireless communication.

Al Sharq Al Awsat: Mahdy Al Ameri

Jumat, Juni 03, 2005

Al Bahadli: Our Priorities are Based on Considering Agriculture as the Second Most Prominent Resource of National Economy

While the agricultural departments are supplying with the available supplies of seeds and fertilizers, the agriculture ministry is activating the international agricultural cooperation relations for the objective of supplying with the country needs of supplies of seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and the modern technology of agricultural machinery. Dr. Ali Hussein Al Bahadli, agriculture minister, said that the ministry intends to set a plan within the framework of the government political program and the comments of Dr. Al Ja’fari in his call to refrain from relying on single economy, referring to the significance of the production and economic sectors, including agriculture, considering as the permanent oil for Iraq. He clarified that the ministry’s priorities are seeking to apply the comprehensive package of agricultural operations and benefiting from the practical and guidance expertise in developing the agricultural reality.

Al Basra Needs

Mohamed Mosbeh Al Wa’eli, Al Basra governor, said that the province departments are seeking for supplying with seeds, pesticides and agricultural supplies for the farmers and farms in the province. He called the competent departments to hurry in preparing programs and studies that fulfill the current needs to push the process of agricultural development in Basra forward. Al Basra governor has expressed his optimism to achieve a glamorous agricultural future in his province that is still facing great difficulties with regard to the agricultural development, as this sector did not witness any noticeable development for the lack of serious field follow-up of its affairs, especially with regard to establishing agricultural projects in the province, despite the fact that the development facilities and factors are greatly existing in it.

Waset Plan

Waset province agricultural administration ahs started the execution of the items of its agricultural plan for the current season, while the laboratory examinations that were executed by the national environment association have disclosed that the soil of Al Kut city is exposed to dangerous nuclear radiations. Salam Eskander, agriculture manager in Waset province, said that the administration has started the execution of the items of its agricultural plan for the current season for the crops of yellow maize and cotton. He added that the current plan includes planting an area of 100 thousand donums with the yellow maize crop, 21 thousand donums with “Al Shalab” crop, 14 thousand donums with sunflower crop, and 12 thousand donums with cotton. He pointed out that the agriculture department has also established fields of palm trees in an area of 30 donums as a first stage, which includes planting 3000 palm shoots of rare good types. Moreover, two locations were designated to plant olive trees, which are rich in oil, in an area of 10 donums for each location, in addition to two other model locations in Al Kut region and Al Hafreya to establish two model villages for the dedicated farmers and veterinarians in the province.

Amber Rice in Najaf

Najaf agricultural administration has set a studied plan for the season of “Al Shalab” crop in the province, after coordinating with the ministries of electricity and trade and the irrigation administration in the province. Khamat Mourad, agriculture manager in the province, said that the major objective of the plan that was set by the administration in the increase of the production rate of the donum of the amber rice, which is currently between 700 to 800 kg. This production capacity is poor with regard to the other types of rice. Yet, farmers insist on planting the amber rice as its quality and prices are high and it is demanded in global markets. Mourad said that coordination between the agriculture ministry and the general researches administration has resulted in new types of rice with high production rates that suit the climate conditions in Najaf province. These types are Mesh’khab 1, Ibaa’, July, Al Somoud and other Vietnamese types, in addition to the Jasmine type that was planted in limited areas and has succeeded in giving good production rates, as the donum’s production has exceeded 1500 kg. He pointed out that an agreement was reached with the trade ministry to purchase this type at the same price of the amber type.

As for the planted area this season, it would be approximately from 192 to 196 thousand donums. The agricultural supplies and fertilizers were provided for this purpose as the agriculture branches are distributing sufficient amounts of Dap fertilizer, at the rate of 40 kg for each donum. As for the Urea fertilizer, it has been supplied in sufficient amounts and would be supplied after the germination operations.

Maisan’s Agricultural Reality

The agricultural committee in Maisan municipality council has taken procedures and means that would guarantee handling the rise of water levels, the danger of dams, which are suffering from the control of water and that residents are living in low areas, studying returning the marsh lands (Al Ahwar) to their previous conditions, the modern irrigation plan and supporting the agricultural reality. It decided to organize field visit to Om Ne’aj Marshlands and dealing with the problems that hinder the agricultural process, such as the issue of electricity, and addressing the agriculture ministry with regard to the cancellation of the accumulated debts against farmers of the owners of lands with poor production, in addition to handling the issue of the work of humane organizations on establishing schools and clinics.

Al Sabah


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