The Cabinet voted during its regular session on Tuesday to reduce the tariff rates for electricity units for domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural consumption, while voting on the recommendations of the Diwaniyah Committee on the approval of the agricultural plan across the country.
A statement issued by the Council, “The Council of Ministers, held its regular session today under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Dr. Haider Abadi.”
He added that “the Council voted to amend the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 423 of 2017 on the adoption of the wording of the framework of the working paper on the World Bank loan was voted on the draft amendment to the first law of the Integrity Commission No. 30 of 2011.”
He explained that “the Council discussed the provision of the correct environment for the elections and resolve the outstanding issues with the funding of the Electoral Commission for elections because of the failure to approve the financial budget, and voted on the provision of financial allocations requested.”
He added that “it was voted to reduce the tariff rates of electricity units for domestic consumption, commercial, industrial and agricultural based on the proposals of the Committee formed according to the Council of Ministers, and voted on the recommendations of the Supreme Committee for Poverty Alleviation Policies.”
The statement added that “the vote on exemption of imported materials for the purpose of a power plant with protection from local product protection fees was voted on the recommendations of the Committee of Diwan No. 86 of 2017 on the approval of the agricultural plan for the whole country, including the Kurdistan region.”
He pointed out that “the Council voted to amend the decision of the Council of Ministers No. 102 of 2016 on the draft agreement on air transport between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
He also pointed out that “the draft law on the ratification of the 2014 Protocol supplementing the Convention on Forced Labor No. 29 of 1930 and the vote of the Council of Ministers on the proposed law on the protection of teachers and teachers was also approved.
The statement added that “the Cabinet also voted to form an executive body for the Basra water project to work on contracting with a global consulting company to prepare designs and plans and then to contract with a British company in light of the ability to compete and secure the objectives of the project, .