Open Iraq's borders to imports without controls or control and the absence of government support for the sector, led to the closure of about 110 thousand government each plant .
BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Iraqi sources in the industrial sector confirmed that Iraq had before 2003 about 178 000 factory, between the government of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals and Military Industrialization,
and another continued mixed and private sectors amounted contribution rate supported by the national output to about 16 percent until the end of the year 2002, as well as the operation of hundreds of thousands of employees.
Reported that the industrial sector was not immune to the case decline and instability, which included all the productive sectors after 2003 as a result of factors, the most important was the collapse of the electricity system and the spread of financial and administrative corruption and lack of planning,
which led the sector to a decline in the percentage contribution to the national GDP to be 1.5 percent This has caused the interruption of more than 630 000 employees work.
She added that the opening of Iraq's borders to imports without controls or control and the absence of government support for the sector, led to the closure of about 110 thousand each factory government and threatened the remaining ones as a result of outdated production lines and its inability to compete with foreign products.
Expresses Prime Iraqi Businessmen Union, unwilling Blibl in a statement to «life», expressed the hope that the government program to the Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi turns, rises to the context of the work of the industrial sector and production.
At the provider that provide protection of the domestic product in a manner assisted in competition imported goods. He pointed out that the main reasons that led to the download of the Iraqi economy big burden as a result of falling oil prices in the world finally,
is the state's reliance on the oil sector resources without the other sectors, which led to the emergence of a large defect in the structure of the Iraqi economy in the form that is currently visible.
Blibl He pointed out that the state is currently directed towards the activation of the industrial sector requires steps to be taken in the introduction, including the activation of industrial initiative,
which was launched in 2013 through the support of the private sector and support the laws and legislation, including the local product and the Consumer Protection Act and the tariff law.
He also called to take quick measures to address the situation of loss-making industrial companies or troubled production or stalled work in the forefront of the government companies.
He said «there are proposals made by the Iraqi Businessmen Union across multiple worksheets pour into the goal to save the industrial sector, including the call to refer the project to the investment package through the studied conditions and taking into account the conditions of their employees.
President of the Iraqi Federation of Industries, Hussein Zangana, said that the government's actions support the industrial sector after the launch of the initiative, which failed to materialize due to financial distress, shattered dream of Industrialists.
He said that the initiatives that were issued during the past ten years has not achieved little in spite of the money spent by which exceeded 750 billion dinars during the last few years (about $ 600 million) because the industrial estate heavy and difficult to size.
And transfer agent for the Ministry of Industry and Iraqi metals, Mackie wondrous, saying that there are 52 losing companies out of 76 affiliated to the ministry had received grants from the government to pay off part of its employees' salaries or run their factories, but that does not satisfy the ambition what caused the creation of factories unproductive and can not compete imported goods.
He believed that there is no option in front of his ministry only investment to save these companies and their access to approved competition in the market, in addition to the possibility of going about customization.
He added that his ministry is seeking to integrate the ten losing companies profitable companies, but that such ideas need to support and legislation supporting the national industry laws.
He warned activists in the sector from the consequences of the continued decline in the industrial sector and download government big burden as a result, including the submission of annual grants of about $ 4.3 billion is a 'salaries, maintenance and rehabilitation of state industrial enterprises, without achieving results at the level of activation fill the market need local products .
Industrialists also went to emphasize the need for local industries development by starting industries have promising domestic and international market known qualitative produced, as an industry spare parts,
food and building materials in particular that these materials are available with raw materials in Iraq and of good and proven qualities in most parts of Iraq, Others claimed to call for the establishment of the Bank for Investment and Finance or activating activity of private banks to be allowed to lend to entrepreneurs or login with some of them in a supportive partnerships.
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