Work In 444 Stalled And Lagging Projects Resumed

Baghdad The General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers announced the resumption of work in 444 stalled and lagging projects throughout the country.

The secretariat stated in a press statement, that “the Committee of Diwani Order No. 6 of 2017 in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, which is concerned with this file, received great support, capabilities and powers that enabled it to diagnose the most important obstacles facing the investment file in Iraq.”

It explained that this was done through “continuous follow-ups and periodic meetings, with the aim of bypassing bureaucracy in order to reduce effort and time, which enabled it to find solutions and remedies.”

According to the statement, the committee held “107 sessions in which it issued (777) recommendations and guidance, adopted the highest degree of professionalism and quality, through which advanced rates of completion were achieved, and contributed to moving (444) stalled and lagging projects, during which the administrative, technical and financial reasons were addressed, and the removal of intersections between the relevant official authorities.

The sectors covered by the committee included, according to the statement, “(residential, commercial, tourism and entertainment, industrial, agricultural, health, and educational), where the share of Baghdad governorate included (153) projects, and (291) projects distributed over the rest of the governorates.

The committee diagnosed, “the most important obstacles facing the investment file in Iraq, despite the exceptional circumstances that the country has witnessed, such as the Coronavirus pandemic and the reduction of employee attendance in official institutions.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency