Long-Presse / Baghdad
Search Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Thursday, with a delegation from the World Bank, the challenges faced by the Iraqi economy and restructuring and rehabilitation, as Abadi pointed to the pursuit of his government to support the private sector with the help of the World Bank, the Bank delegation affirmed its readiness to provide all assistance to Iraq and the creation of programs and projects to revitalize State-owned banks, and cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq.
The cabinet said in a statement received by the (long-Presse) copy of it, "Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider Abadi met in his office, on Thursday, the director of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa, Mr. Fred Belhadj and the Special Representative of the Mission of the World Bank in Iraq, Mr. Robert Bo quality. "
The Council of Ministers "During the meeting, they discussed the challenges faced by the Iraqi economy due to lower global oil prices and discussed the restructuring of the Iraqi economy and the rehabilitation and support of the government to the private sector and transform the challenges faced by Iraq to the chances of real and effective reform, along with follow-up resulted in a meeting of the Prime Minister with Director of the World Bank on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. "
The statement quoted the Prime Minister as saying that "the government past their proceedings in the reform of the Iraqi economy and support the private sector and not to build on oil exports only," stressing that "this is what we are after we have started this trend through the adoption of the current year's budget, which relied on austerity by the government. started in this project and has plans in this area, but you need to help and expertise of the World Bank. "
Abadi and pointed to "the government's determination to activate the pension system guarantees the rights of all Iraqis, including those who work in the private sector," noting that "we are currently working on projects for private sector development and the creation of new jobs."
In turn, the World Bank delegation "stressed the keenness and determination of the bank to provide all assistance to Iraq and his willingness to help the establishment of programs and projects to revitalize the government banks, and cooperation with the Central Bank of Iraq, and rehabilitation of state-owned enterprises, as well as supporting projects in infrastructure such as electricity, water and others, pointing to" the existence of list of projects currently in the Hartha power project and project water tanks in Baghdad. "
The Finance Committee in the Iraqi Council of Representatives confirmed, on Wednesday, not received any formal decision by the government regarding the payment of salaries of employees every 40 days, and as promised to the procedure if taken would be temporary because of the "lack of liquidity" as a result of the state of war that are currently experienced by the country, ruled that includes those with lower grades who are "not guilty" of the decision.
The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani, has revealed on Monday (16th of February, the current 2015), for the Baghdad to pay salaries to its employees every 40 days, stressing that the federal government "bankrupt" and going through a financial crisis.
Activists also circulated on social networking sites, and several media sites, official communications of images confirms the government issued a decision to pay the salaries of employees every 40 days, instead of the customary monthly deadline.
But a source familiar with the Iraqi government, revealed in an interview to the (long-Presse), the first on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, for lack of government had resorted to divert employees' salaries every 40 days unless "absolutely necessary" as a "precautionary measure", while among the days additional ten will be calculated for the staff, stressed that the measure was to provide the financial resources of the state in spite of austerity and reduce expenses.
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said, first Monday, (February 16, 2015), for the country is facing several challenges, including the decline in oil prices, and their impact on the budget, the security challenge.
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