The Iraqi Council of Ministers held its regular session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abbadi. The Council discussed in a lengthy manner the provision of employment opportunities in all sectors and the adoption of procedures, measures and quick mechanisms in providing them to serve citizens and state institutions and revitalize the economy.
The citizens’ demands were discussed, as today’s session was devoted to taking a number of other decisions.
And decides as follows:
a. The Ministry of Finance to allocate and finance the current expenditure and the amount of (3) billion dinars from the emergency reserve to the province of Basra / Basra water department to cover the cost of rehabilitation of water projects currently operating in accordance with the higher provisions to implement the budget.
B. The Ministry of Finance to allocate and finance the amount of (3) billion dinars from the emergency reserve for the year 2018 for the water project of Umm Qasr listed in the program for the development of regions for 2018 / Basra province.
C. The Ministry of Finance allocated and funded 9 billion dinars from the emergency reserve for 2018 to Basra Governorate / Region Development Program to complete the implementation of (52) school contracts within three months.
Dr.. Amend Cabinet Resolution No. 232 to read as follows:
– The Ministry of Finance has allocated and funded (7) billion dinars from the emergency reserve for 2018 to the Ministry of Water Resources for the completion of the civil works of the reinforcement station for the Rumaitha / Muthanna pipeline and the installation and operation of the vertical pumps supplied by the Ministry (mechanical and electrical works and the supply of electricity).
The Council of Ministers decided to assess and hold accountable those responsible for poor performance and the provision of services in ministries and local governments in the light of the objective reports by a special committee headed by the Office of Financial Supervision and the membership of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Integrity Commission and the Supreme Authority for Coordination between the provinces.
The Council also decided to form a committee for reconstruction and services of the provinces headed by the Prime Minister to assess the reconstruction and services in the provinces and follow-up needs and demands of citizens to improve services and speed up the completion of service projects and empowered the Council of Ministers to ensure the rapid implementation of the tasks mentioned.
The amendment to Cabinet Resolution No. 153 of 2018 concerning the draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York 1958) was voted upon.
The Council voted on the draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Helsinki 1992.
The draft law on the accession of the Republic of Iraq to the Convention on Minimum Standards for Social Security No. 102 of 1952 was voted on.
The cabinet also voted to finance the first installment of the contract for the monitoring of the Mosul dam project.