It claims the revitalization of religious tourism to the importance of its role in the Iraqi economy
In order to maximize the resources of non-oil
BAGHDAD - Joseph Zayer
was raised by the serious problems plaguing the Iraqi economy, which exceeded expectations Madf specialists searching for solutions in the short and long term, it has alerted the problem of low global oil prices since June 2014 to the magnitude of the crisis the fact that the Iraqi budget depends by 95 percent From realized from the sale of oil revenues and this indicates to stop the rest of the sectors on the performance of the natural economic role.
According to observers must be that the government is seeking to return to walk in the right way to manage the economy in a scientific manner and ensure the return of life to all the stalled production sectors.
Therefore, and in the context of our search for solutions crisis budget should think about diversifying sources of income for the state, and this is an important need to study and diagnosis of the best processors.
It is well known that tourism religious and private sector in Iraq can contribute to a large proportion in supplying the general budget, where there are in Iraq a lot of tourist attractions and shrines senior companions and parents and sites of interest to other religions and is supposed to be the kiss of a large number of tourists from different parts of the globe.
As part of this endeavor criticized by the House of Representatives «Kadhim al-Shammari», on Friday, the Foreign Office decision not to increase the amount of access for visitors Iranians to Iraq visa.
Al-Shammari said in a press release I followed the «morning» that: Iraq is going through economic conditions are very difficult and there are ongoing calls for exploitation and activation of sectors other than oil to support the budget, including the tourism sector, which could bring imports mission to the country during this stage.
He Shammari: It is unfortunate to see the government focus on the imposition of taxes on citizens in various areas as it seeks to reduce the salaries and allowances without the slightest mind to Szbbh those measures from an increase in the burden of the citizen in time we see is keen to not disturb the Iranians visitors to impose an increase on their entry to Iraq visa which is surprising.
He said the Attorney-Shammari: All Countries impose visas on visitors to perform the ceremony or religious ritual and including Saudi Arabia during Hajj and Umrah season, and Iraq today needs any extra dinars supports the war effort in our fight against terrorism or reduce the suffering of the displaced families or widows or orphans, and then the action to serve Iraq and reduces suffering with a government delay in the application of the interests of the citizens of another country would be a negative message to the Iraqi street and have repercussions may have a significant impact in the relationship between the citizen and the government.
The between-Shammari the government if the lifting of visa Iranian visitors during the visit of the death of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him the amount of symbolic not Dollars ten exceed with the number of arrivals for the visit, which exceed one million visits during which, although he no simple when compared to the actual figures, the treasury Iraq will be supplying them with the amount of ten million dollars could be used as additional support for the budget.
He called al-Shammari Ministry of Foreign Affairs to look into the responsibility to the suffering of Iraq and its people and to maintain the interest of the country and the citizen on the interests of nations or peoples of the other.
The Tourism Committee in the House of Representatives called on the government earlier, assuming the amount of $ 25 on every visitor in the fee for a visa granted to visitors to religious shrines, what contributes to the provision of additional financial resources for the country to cope with crises economy.
He noted the Commission's decision Hussein Sharifi that there are reports of the imminent entry of more than five million tourists to participate in religious visits in the coming months, and the government to work on the deduction of at least $ 25, a small amount does not overburden the visitor, and will return sums worth hundreds of millions of dollars to cover the extraordinary efforts that are being made to serve the visitors.
In a related context, the MP said the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Nora Albjara, in remarks to the media: that the Iraqi government has not worked for 12 years in the optimum utilization of financial resources by imposing taxes or fees on coming to the country.
It plans Saudi Arabia, as it seeks to diversify its revenues and reduce their budget's dependence on oil imports, is planning for the development of the tourism sector, as one of the most important sectors of the economy's non-oil, thanks to what is known as religious tourism, taking advantage of the demand of millions of Muslim pilgrims from various parts of the world to perform the annual pilgrimage, and Umrah daily, and visit the monuments and holy in the Bekaa area of the Two Holy Mosques.
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