Glimpses of the near yesterday's experience in the private sector industrial Iraqi
Returned to talk about (the private sector) in Iraq after it was Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi Maasmah strategy of axes continue until the year 2030 aims to stimulate the private sector in the country to promote domestic production, which has seen a steady decline since 10 years, Mr. Prime Minister and indulgence Sorry I say (in Indeed, over the local national production did not witness a deterioration) and the beneficiary is Iran and Turkey, which has become a market for our products.
This talk took me back to 1970, when Iraqi President Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr issued a statement to support and stimulate the private sector has prepared a draft of the day at the Ministry of Industry and Minerals at the initiative of the Minister Taha Yassin Ramadan, which that day, Dr. Farhang Jalal, who was Director General for Industrial Bank of Iraq was commissioned to prepare draft proposals for that statement ( to correct my friend Talal Talat, who was director of the minister's office that day) that was there from the shares with Dr. Jalal prepare those draft.
Pick up the Iraqi Federation of Industries (statement) and the Secretary General of the Union of the day, Dr. Mohammed Khalil long friend Qahtan originated Ufah me to prepare a list of industrialists pioneers and the organization expanded seminar to discuss the vocabulary of the statement and by virtue of my closeness of the friend Qahtan Connie I worked designed and following up to publish a magazine (industrial), which was issued by the Union , contributed to the coverage of the seminar and remember those who were invited to the seminar gentlemen Mohammed Hadid, Khadduri Khadduri, Abdullah Al-Omari, Ismail al-Rubaie, Mohammed tutor Hussein, Adib Farago (Biskulath), Ismail al-Bahrani, Hassan Mahdi Kanbar Agha, a nice steady, every structure (Wahab and Latif ), Al-Jumaili (basket and juice Jumaili), and the cyan (Younis and Haider) (Al Blibl), Jalil Khayat from Arbil, the house of Alhaji Yunus of Mosul, Al-Rahmani of Basra and Saleh Younis, Najib burner, Sabih miller Joseph Haddad, Adnan ornaments, Nizar Samman of Mosul, Nayef Behno of Mosul, the Kubba of Basra, Yahya al-Najjar, sons Mahdi Saleh al-Rawi, Saadallah pigment (Heater Aladdin), Alpha to produce T-shirts, Karbala maker Alishmag, means heating company and cooling (Fire you), Iraqi Radiators company, National Laboratory for Radiators, Zbilouk shoes, Tigris shoes, machine company for soft drinks, and printing sector Salman Adhami, an informal working group, Idan al-Azzawi, Tawfiq Sam'ani, Fathallah Asitivan dear, Nazim symbolic, greets Thunayan, and apologized to the dozens who are absent names from my memory, in the seminar which was attended by Minister of Industry and Minerals was these industrialists as consultants for the Federation of Industries, who discussed with them their proposals formulated by the specific points raised to the Presidential Office and the facilities which were issued to the private sector.
Today I ask where is the Iraqi Federation of Industries?
Organization that was founded at the initiative of industrialists in 1956 and remained at the same distance from all the regimes that ruled Iraq, and provided support and counseling to the private sector and contributed to the development of even years to impose sanctions on Iraq, and throughout those years under represented Federation of employers in the ILO effective contributor to the approval of labor laws and was Qahtan Ufah me the most prominent of the work in this area.
The EU also was active in the General Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and I was a witness to this by attending a number of important conferences, but he was the initiator in support Tasse Arab Chambers - the common foreign and foremost (Arab Chamber - British) and (room Arabic-German ).
In a surprise decision quoted brands of the Union to the Ministry of Industry at a time when the EU has gone a long way in the development of this department and the enactment of a modern law and its imports were contributing to the funding of the Union work.
After the occupation arrested general secretary of the Federation Mr. Talal Talat and the pressures brought to bear upon the delivery of the Union and its assets and jailed for several weeks because of his refusal, put some quarters hand on the Union Building in Khilani Square building which successive governments did not contribute to create a single dinar !!
And was created with donations industrialists and you see Qahtan Ufah me related industrialists as well as account manager Kaddouri Abdul Ghafoor and his staff Suhaila and Hadi Grubbs for this purpose, after the occupation Some hastened to set up small synonymous organizations and non-influential personal relationships and a desire to emerge played a role in its creation to weaken the union.
Iraqi Federation of Industries has played a historic role in the development of the private sector, enough that he was preparing a survey annually to private sector projects according to the International Classification of Industries printed and distributed to government departments related to the Iraqi universities and approved by the Ministry of Planning has been rotated to prepare the survey Abdul Razak al-Rubaie and Hana al-Khafaji, in the name of Abdul Karim The sound Alsuaa, saw years eighties practically oriented executive him when prepared the technical department projects to update some of the industries where promising engineers Yusuf Hassan Mahdi, Director of Technical department and Kamal Tawfiq Agha study for the development of brick clay industry to introduce incinerators automatic machines cutting humanitarian and environmental objectives, the project was carried out in a number of laboratories bricks, as the Engineer Essa Kazim, to prepare a study for the automation of plaster projects for the same goals and there are other studies prepared by Jabr and Jinan Mahdi sugar and Nawal Abdul Hamid Kamal ward dealt Other Industries promising Abdullah Ithawi important study of complexes, as a promising Thaer al-Dabbagh, a study on the development of small industries and there are studies prepared Others Athdharna names regrettably, as has the mechanization of work in the Union and introduced information in electronic calculators, which was supervised by the architect and the fulfillment of Muhammad Ali, and in the presidency of Abdul Qadir Abdul Latif Union has prepared the technical department and the support of the study for the establishment of laboratory quality control believes examination of the private sector products was implemented and imported laboratory equipment and was a pioneering step right, and I heard that they were looted in the first days of the occupation.
Other leading step that must not be exceeded that the EU was the initiator of the first study to prepare for the establishment of Ahli Bank has been hired for this banking expert Mr. Saadoun Kabbah.
That I wanted to say in this digression that Mr. Abadi spoke about the private sector he knows certainly the most prominent industrialists who have accumulated experience in the industrial field they are now out of Iraq, and who control the market today are (age post-occupation) dealers and these can not be establish a national industry again, the industry needs to years to a reasonable profit rate check and those accustomed to quick profit and have few or no strategic vision for the establishment of industry in this sector, and there is another fact that should not be overlooked, namely, that the emerging industry needs to procedures protectionist, and the Iraqi Federation of Industries in collaboration with the organizing committee of trade Interior center standardization and quality control is preparing a study protection for each new industry and estimated the protection afforded by its proportion, and in the light of this, is determined import licenses and similar materials, this is not possible under the open-door policy for the import will not be allowed (Koasc) Import associated partnerships and bonds of solid with the most amusing political window.
I have estimated that the first step to develop a real strategy for the private sector require Mr. Abadi call industrial pioneers neighborhoods who still have a clear vision for this sector to the conference which presents ideas and discussed in order to be identified industries that should stimulate this sector to establish in the next stage, that there are pioneers contributed to the the rise of the private sector still have the ability to provide constructive ideas for the sector and there are staff and escorted trip this sector in the years Azrdharh.
Mr. Prime Minister extended an invitation to the industrialists true, Mohammed tutor Hussein, Adnan ornaments, Fouad Saaour, Abdulwahab structure, Saad al-Rawi, a conciliator Allaf, Joseph Haddad, Hassan Kanbar Agha, Omar Albjara, Asitivan Fathallah dear and dozens of others, and not difficult to never make you Embassies Iraq addresses of residence, also invited the staff who accompanied the march of the Iraqi Federation of Industries Qahtan Ufah me Talal Talat, Yusuf Hassan Mahdi, Hana al-Khafaji, spokesman Abdul Karim, Jabr, Thaer al-Dabbagh, Abdullah Ithawi and other neighborhoods, each of them can give you a clear picture of the steps the first to be taken to start the construction of the private sector which was destroyed and ended its role in the years of occupation
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