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DESCRIPTION:PART 2 "National Council for Strategic Policies" INCLUDING ARTICLE 65 OF THE IRAQI CONSTITUTION "FEDERATION COUNCIL".
JULY 31, 2012
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Heads of parliamentary blocs gathered this evening at Maliki's office
Dated: 7/31/2012 11:57:46 Tuesday
Baghdad (news) .. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to the heads of parliamentary blocs to hold a meeting with them in his office this evening, to discuss the political crisis and the solutions are discussed on the seriousness of the situation in the region, especially the Syrian crisis.
The source, who kept his name in the statement (of the Agency news) on Tuesday: that al-Maliki and the point of an official invitation to the heads of parliamentary blocs in the House of Representatives, with their presence to his office this evening, in order to discuss the political developments and the search for solutions to the current political crisis, adding that the meeting will address to the seriousness of the situation surrounding the country, including the Syrian crisis and its repercussions on Iraq.
The source added: that the meeting will focus on the need to expedite the legislation of important laws that affect the lives of citizens and help to resolve the differences between the political blocs, likely to attend all the heads of parliamentary blocs to meet with the Prime Minister.
In contrast, according to MP / National Alliance / Zainab Sahlani, that the meeting of leaders of the blocks will be held after the end of parliamentary sessions in the next week, saying (the news) and she said after the meetings of the Council of Representatives in the middle of next week will see the political process, meetings between the leaders of the blocks political in order to agree on a sheet of reforms and resolve the outstanding problems between the political parties. / Finished / 7. for. m /SOURCE
Expert: reducing the poverty line need for economic development and not to create a bank's poorDated: 7/31/2012 12:13:07 Tuesday
Baghdad (news) .. Proposed economic expert Majid picture, developing a plan for sustainable development for all sectors of the economy to provide jobs for the unemployed and reduce the proportion of the poverty line, indicating that the proposal to establish a private bank for the poor alone Aigll the proportion of the poverty line.
He said the picture (of the Agency news) said on Tuesday: that the idea of establishing a specialized bank for the poor worked by all countries of the world, especially that are suffering from an economic crisis such as Spain and Greece, the distribution of financial aid and food supplies and is not a task the distribution of loans and advances to no avail.
He added that the proposal to create a bank of the poor alone is not sufficient to reduce the proportion of the poverty line in Iraq, but the process needs to activate all economic sectors Kalsnaaah, agricultural, tourism and provide opportunities for work out, what you will spend on unemployment and alleviate poverty, and this comes through a plan of sustainable economic development.
He stressed the importance of activating the laws that do justice to the poor as law, social security and retirement year, adding that the government plans to reduce the proportion of the poor is not feasible due to lack of special laws supporting it.
Iraqi bank and announced its intention to establish a bank would be called "Bank of the Islamic solidarity," pointing out that this bank will be the first bank for poor people in Iraq and the Arab world.
And through the central bank is prepared to support the establishment of a special chip bank of the poor, noting that the establishment of such a bank is one of the humanitarian issues and ethical advancement of chip is aimed at the poor.
He explained: that the bank requires the development of mechanisms and special studies to determine the category covered by the bank was to be for orphans or widows or divorcees or beggars or not, because the name of the poor include all these categories in addition to considering the economic viability and social development of such a bank because it will serve the objectives of Semitic, but details of its founding tired. / Finished / 8. d. Q /
Parliamentary Economic Committee discussed the law of the supplementary budget and the draft restructuring of the national currency
Dated: 7/31/2012 14:13:43 Tuesday
Baghdad (news) .. Committee discussed the economy and investment parliamentary bill supplementary budget to the public in 2012 for the purpose of submitting them to the first reading.
A statement by the Committee received the Agency (news) copy of which was discussed the book received from the Association of Accountants and auditors during the Committee meeting on Tuesday, as discussed in the book received from the financial advisor to the House of Representatives containing the payment on credit and presented to the Committee and discuss the book received from the Central Bank of Iraq, containing the position Monthly dollar sales to banks for the month of May 2012.
The statement added: Committee discussed the book received from the Central Bank of Iraq Project, which includes the restructuring of the currency, "the project to delete the zeros" in the Central Bank 2012. / Finished / d. N /
Minister of Construction: We support an increase to the housing loan (50) million dinars to help citizens build houses for themDated: 7/31/2012 14:09:46 Tuesday
Baghdad (news) .. Minister of Construction showed Muhammad His Darraji, support for the proposal to increase the loan ceiling Housing Fund of the citizens for the purpose of building residential units of (35) million to (50) million dinars with an increase in the fund's capital to (2.5) trillion dinars.
Daraji said during a meeting with the Board of Trustees of the Housing Fund that seeks to be the Loan Fund Housing in Baghdad and the provinces rewarding citizens for the purpose of building residential units and this requires an increase in the ceiling of lending, noting that the amount of (50) million dinars will be rewarding for the citizen in the event of approval of the proposed for the purpose of building housing units.
He added that with any proposal to reduce the burden on the citizens and raise their suffering and provide them with decent housing in Baghdad and the provinces, stressing that the proposal to increase the loan requires an increase in the capital of the Fund.
And the approach the Ministry of Finance for the purpose of firing the amount of (45) billion dinars remaining within the federal budget for 2012 of the amount due of $ (95) billion dinars, and the emphasis on the Ministry of Finance to implement the Council resolution cabinets (145) for the year 2012 in the lending Fund an amount (150) billion dinars of banks and the Ministry of Finance without interest.
He also approached the House of Representatives to add the remaining amount of the annual allocation in accordance with the law of the Iraqi Housing Fund, which refers to the allocation of $ (200) billion dinars a year where the amount was added (95) billion dinars from the budget in 2012.
In the area of investment complexes and residential explained that they discussed investment opportunities by companies and choose the right ones according to the conditions set by the Directors of the Fund, has been reserved (75) billion dinars for the purposes of investment opportunities to fund these compounds. / Finished / d. Q /
Iraq's Representative to EU discuss steps to implements Partnership Agreement
Baghdad (NINA) – Iraq's Representative to the European Union, Ambassador Mohammed al-Homaimeedi, discussed with the Head of Foreign Work at the European Union steps to implement the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Iraq and the EU.
A statement issued on Monday, July 30, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that in the meeting, Homaimeedi discussed also the upcoming visit of the European Commission's delegation to Baghdad. / End. http://www.ninanews.com/English/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=FMKEHF
India’s Reliance Globalcom sets up Iraq Subsea Broadband Link
By John Lee.
India’s Reliance Globalcom, the underseas cable unit of Reliance Communications, has said it has launched a joint venture with the Iraqi Telecommunications and Post Company (ITPC) that substantially expands the country’s broadband and telecommunications links to the outside world.
By activating the Al-Faw Cable Landing Station (CLS), the venture will connect Iraq to countries in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America, reports Reuters.
The station has a design capacity of 680 Gbps with two routes, each connected to the Falcon undersea fiber-optic cable network owned by Reliance Globalcom, and will initially use 50 Gbps on each route to cater to existing market demand.
The project was the first cable network to land in Iraq, which has a population of 30 million people, less than 3 percent of whom are currently connected to the internet.
Reliance Globalcom Chief Operating Officer Rory Cole (pictured) said:
“We are delighted at achieving this historic milestone and being the first private service provider to activate submarine capacity in Iraq. Falcon offers seamless connectivity globally and will help connect Iraq to the rest of the world through the reach of our global network. This opens a new opportunity for multi-national companies around the world to have a better communication with Iraq and operate from this country.“
Iraq holds a pivotal geographical position in the region and could be an important communications bridge joining the Middle East with Europe and Asia. http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/category/communications/
The parliamentary committee on oil vote on favorite on privatize electricity sector law
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The parliamentary committee on oil vote on favorite on privatize electricity sector law .
Baghdad / NINA /--Parliamentary Committee on Oil announced that the House of representatives voted yes on the law for the privatization of electricity sector in Iraq.
The committee said in a press statement delivered by its Chairman Adnan al-Janabi in a press conference: "The vote today on a law to ensure the allocation of electricity after the arrival of convictions that the Ministry of Electricity is no longer able to solve this problem.
He added : "The expenses which are allocated to electricity since 2006 exceeded 26 trillion dinars, but all what has been got was to increase the electricity volume to 1000 MW only./ End http://www.ninanews.com/english/News_Details.asp?ar95_VQ=FMKDMD
Panetta may visit Baghdad
BAGHDAD - Al Sabah
Sources for the "Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network", an intention to the Minister of Defense Leon Panetta to visit Baghdad during his visit to the region. The U.S. Defense Department (Pentagon) announced last week he would visit Panetta to Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia and Israel. The sources said that "Panetta will discuss in the event of the visit have been achieved with updates associated with the region, a military cooperation between Iraq and the United States, and the situation in Syria, and the recent security developments in the country, in addition to the dilemmas between Baghdad and Erbil."
Khafaji, calling on the government to implement the decision of Parliament to give the citizen a share of the budget surplus
Dated: 7/31/2012 11:35:03 Tuesday
Baghdad (news) .. called a member of the Liberal bloc MP / National Alliance / Mohammad Reza al-Khafaji, the implementation of the Council of Ministers a proposal to give a financial stake of the general budget surplus for the year 2008, which passed by the Iraqi Council of Representatives at its meeting held on 23 February.
He said in a statement today: the government must be attentive to these issues and give priority, as they affect the lives of citizens, especially that we are going to Eid al-Fitr.
He added that the direct financial grants, although it is not a radical solution to economic problems facing the Iraqi family, but they have aids a lot of Iraqis who are suffering from low monthly income, as well as of those who have no income at all.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives voted on a proposed law on February 23 last, by the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to distribute a share of the Iraqi people from the general budget surplus for the year 2008. / Finished / l. M /