Baghdad Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited today, Wednesday, a number of agricultural and animal production companies’ sites in Wasit Governorate, and was briefed on the progress of work in them and urged workers to make maximum efforts to increase production and improve its quality, and he also listened to complaints and suggestions incumbents of it.

Al-Kadhimi stressed the importance of advancing the agricultural reality in Iraq, which has witnessed a significant decline during the past decades as a result of wars and conflicts, and also due to mismanagement, planning and the spread of corruption, which prevented the agricultural sector from being the forerunner of the rest of the sectors after oil.

He stated that the government, within the framework of the long-term economic reform approach that it has planned, has adopted the support of the private sector and provided the requirements for its development due to its importance in revitalizing the economy and achieving the goals of sustainable development, by overcoming obstacles and providing the appropriate environment to attract local and foreign investment to work in all fields, especially in the agricultural sector.

The Prime Minister visited Wasit Governorate this morning, during which he met with a number of officials in the governorate, he also inspected the progress of work in Silo al-Dabouni, met with its workers and addressed the obstacles to receiving wheat from farmers.

During his visit to Wasit Governorate, Al-Kadhimi held meetings with a number of farmers and graduates of the Faculties of Agriculture, and during the meeting stressed the importance of advancing the agricultural reality and adopting modern methods in agriculture and developing agricultural industries, and stressed that the government supports all plans and initiatives that would advance this most important sector.

During the visit, the Prime Minister was briefed on the process of harvesting wheat in one of the large farms in Wasit Governorate, where he directed the concerned authorities to address the problems facing the governorate’s farmers.

He also inspected the homes of a number of citizens in the village of Karim Al-Jasem in the Dabouni district in Wasit, and was informed of their conditions and instructed to follow up on meeting their needs.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency