February 17, 2015
Expressed the World Bank representative in Iraq, Robert existence, during a meeting with Minister of Planning and Salman al-Jumaili, the bank's readiness to support Iraq and help the implementation of service projects, indicating that the Bank is implementing a number of agricultural projects in coordination with the ministries.
According to a statement of the Ministry, on Tuesday, the agency received all of Iraq [where], a copy of the "Jumaili received the water sector, agriculture director for the Middle East and North of the World Bank Africa Stephen Honner drag, and during the meeting which was also attended by Robert existence director of the World Bank Mission in Iraq to discuss the reality of Enterprises by the World Bank implemented in various areas of development. "
"The World Bank representative in Iraq, Robert existence, expressed the bank's readiness to provide support and assistance to the Iraqi government in the implementation of the important service projects," noting that "there are a number of projects in the transport and energy sectors as well as agriculture and irrigation, which are implemented in coordination with the ministries and institutions Projects concerned. "
The statement quoted Jumaili say, that "Iraq today is in dire need of international assistance in various fields to meet the challenges it faces in the security and economic sides," adding that "the economic crisis experienced by Iraq as a result of lower oil prices require a search for other sources of funding and this Sources agriculture sector, which requires a great support as well as the need to provide safe drinking water to all citizens. "
He added that "Iraq has a large water wealth and can take advantage of this wealth to develop the agricultural sector, which is also need to develop methods and mechanisms used in agriculture in order to reclaim more land and thus the provision of agricultural products to meet domestic consumption."
He expressed Jumaili ministry is ready to "construction with the World Bank mission at all levels of cooperation, including the preparation of project-specific investment feasibility studies to take advantage of the World Bank's expertise in this area."
For his part, noted Stephen Honner, according to the statement, that "the World Bank attaches great importance to the issue of water supply, whether for agriculture or drinking water because water is important for the happiness of human source", explaining that "there are a number of projects that the Bank implemented with the Iraqi government in Baghdad and other provinces, particularly the provision of drinking water for residents of the capital. "
He noted that "the Bank is making all efforts and devote his energies to reach the best results in the field of water supply and help the Iraqi government to make available", stressing that "all the projects that the World Bank is implemented going according to plans and timings specified," denying "the existence of problems or Barriers impeding the implementation of such vital projects ".anthy
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