Al-Kazemi launches “Made in Iraq”: we are working to transform it into a competitive market

Al-Kazemi launches “Made in Iraq”: we are working to transform it into a competitive market

01/18/2021 16:51

Al-Kazemi launches Made in Iraq - we are working to transform it into a competitive market[Baghdad-Where]
The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, said on Monday that his government is counting on the private sector to supplement the Iraqi industry and restore its identity.
Al-Kazemi said during his opening today, Monday, the exhibition “Made in Iraq”, which is being held by the Ministry of Industry at the Baghdad International Fair, “We face challenges, and we do not care about the attempts to question the work of the government and put the stick in the wheel, so the most important thing is how to provide service to citizens.”

He added, “Iraq has tremendous minds and energies that can be a source of creativity and a tributary to the region and the world. Long decades of dictatorship, wars and crises have prevented investment opportunities and the prosperity of the distinguished Iraqi energies.”

Al-Kazemi continued, “Supporting and protecting the local industry occupied a large place in the government curriculum, and we are currently working to create the necessary infrastructure to create an appropriate environment to revive the Iraqi industry again, and we rely on this path on the youth energies in our country.”

He said, “We directed the Ministry of Industry and Minerals to launch the National Project for Youth Employment, to help young graduates establish small industrial projects that contribute to the development of local industry and reduce unemployment rates at the same time, and the government has embarked on a set of reforms to support the industry through the reform white paper and in the budget. In 2021, we imposed taxes on the imported product to support and protect the national, local product.

Al-Kazemi announced that the government is continuing to develop industrial zones in Mosul, Basra, Nasiriyah, Anbar and all regions of Iraq.