Baghdad The Spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Minister of Culture, Hassan Nadhem, confirmed that the Council of Ministers decided to grant Karbala 3 billion dinars to provide services for the Arbaeen visit.
He said in the weekly press conference that the Council decided to grant 40,000 entry visas only to foreigners to participate in the Arbaeen visit.
Nadhem added that the visit will be subject to controls, and there must be an increase in the number of visitors to 40,000.
He explained that the Council decided to grant the Electoral Commission the right to use the required numbers of employees for the election day to distribute them in the registration and polling centers.
He stressed that elections are the only means for the desired change, and it cannot be done without them.
Al-Kadhimi directed, according to Nadhem, to include the required amounts in next year’s budget to conduct the general population census.
Nadhem added that the Council decided to grant the Ministry of Construction and Housing the authority to sign with specialized international companies for seawater desalination projects and the provision of drinking water to Basra.
The Council decided, according to Nadhem, to support the Ministry of Transport to negotiate with an Italian company to prepare an integrated study for the development of the railway sector, in conjunction with the establishment of the Faw port.
He indicated that the Council of Ministers is proceeding with the establishment of investment housing projects, including the city of Rafeil, which accommodates 300,000 citizens, in addition to the completed projects, including Basmaya, in order to find an alternative to the abuses.
He pointed out that Iraq is proceeding with major projects with neighboring countries, the region and the world, some of which have been accomplished, including what was agreed upon during the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency