The Iraqi Council of Ministers issues nine new decisions

The Iraqi Council of Ministers issues nine new decisions

11/18/2020 11:24

The Iraqi Council of Ministers issues nine new decisions[Baghdad_Where]
Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi chaired, on Tuesday, a regular session of the Council of Ministers, during which discussions were held on developments in the country, and the topics on the agenda were discussed.
During the session, developments in the work of the Committee for Promoting Governmental Measures, in the areas of prevention and health control and awareness, were discussed, as well as the governmental measures followed in the field of limiting the spread of the Coronavirus.

And after the Council of Ministers discussed what was included in its agenda, and issued the following decisions:

First / Approval of the minutes of the fourth meeting of the High Authority for the Census attached to the Ministry of Planning letter No. TS / 3/246, dated 08/25/2020, taking into account Attention is the opinion of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, according to the following:

1- Canceling Paragraph (1) of Cabinet Resolution (108 of 2019), and setting a new date for conducting the General Population and Housing Census in accordance with the provisions of Article 9 of the Statistics Law (21 of 1972) By a statement issued by the Minister of Planning.

2 – All ministries to send their comments regarding the population census forms within a maximum period of one month from the date of issuance of this decision.

Second / Approval of the draft law on financing the expenses of the elections to the Council of Representatives, and referring it to the Council of Representatives based on the provisions of Articles (61 / First and 80 / Second) of the Constitution.

Third / Approval of writing off the debts owed by the Independent High Electoral Commission for the rental allowances for the period from 2008 until the end of the year / 2020, which are estimated at (7500000000) dinars, only seven billion and five hundred million dinars, provided that the above commission will carry out its tasks regarding Preparing warehouses and receiving electoral equipment and supplies, in preparation for the upcoming electoral event, based on the provisions of Article (46) of the amended Federal Financial Management Law (6 of 2019).

Fourth / The Ministry of Defense bears the difference resulting from the conversion of the currency from the dinar to the dollar, whose value is (406,131,88) dollars, from the sums in the surplus dollar currency, which are in the current account of the Ministry of Defense opened in the Iraqi Trade Bank (TBT) and from the amounts of investment contracts, on the That the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Finance take appropriate measures regarding the required accounting entries, to register in the records and mark the aforementioned amount, for the purpose of the Ministry of Defense to initiate the opening of the documentary credit required duly and legally, to ensure the installation of medical devices in a general hospital for the armed forces.

Fifth / With regard to my loan to finance the projects of the Ministry of Electricity implemented by Siemens, it was decided:

1- The adoption of Paragraph (3 / F) of Article 2, secondly, the deficit from the Federal Budget Law for the fiscal year / 2019, as a legal basis for borrowing the amounts indicated in the Ministry of Finance book of number 4664, dated 9/1/2020, to finance a project for implementing and completing 8 turbine units, equipping and supervising (32) other cooling units, and a project for installing, installing and operating (9) gas turbines for the Wasit gas power station, with a total amount of € 438,550,000.

2- Borrowing from the Iraqi Trade Bank, the amount of the advance payment for the two projects, amounting to (68,660,051) euros, according to Article (1 / First) of the law of internal and external borrowing (5 of 2020).

VI /

1 – Financing the fifth phase maintenance projects (PUPOS) for the benefit of the American GE company for the year 2020, with an amount of (250,000,000) dollars, only two hundred and fifty million dollars, through the loan agreement with the concerned export guarantee institutions.

2- Authorizing the Ministry of Finance to borrow from the Iraqi Trade Bank an amount (15%) as an advance payment of the value of the project during the year 2020, which is $ 37,500,000, only thirty-seven million five hundred thousand dollars.

Seventh / –

Approval of the minutes (15 and 16) and recommendations of the Diwani order (45 of 2018), accompanying the linking of the Ministry of Planning letter of No. 1/2/840, dated 11/2/2020, related to hospital projects, with Taking into consideration the remarks of the legal department in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers confirmed according to its memorandum of number M.D / S / 2/1/71/387 LQ, dated 11/15/2020.

With the exception of Paragraph (5), where the consultant office of Khatib and Alami is mandated to provide advice on it, provided that the consultancy fee is paid by the Ministry of Oil.

Eighth / The desire of the Republic of Iraq to strengthen the role of the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI), in order to obtain more advice, support, technical assistance and electoral observation, as part of its efforts to support Iraq in this field.

Ninth / Authorizing the Minister of Finance the power to negotiate and contract with UNCTAD to automate customs work in accordance with paragraph (third) affixed in the Ministry of Finance book, number (2020) on 11/17/2020, with an exception from the instructions for implementing government contracts No. (2) ) For the year 2014, and canceling previous decisions on the subject of automation, provided that the contract is executed via UNACTED without being referred to others.