BAGHDAD / Sky Press: MP from the Bloc citizen Hassan Khalati, Thursday, to the formation of a special body to collect religious visits to service the budget funds.
Khalati said in a statement received "Sky Press," that "Iraq today is suffering from a major financial crisis because it depends mainly on oil in light of the sharp decline in world prices."
"We have to look for alternative sources to revive the country's budget, and is known that Iraq is the holy shrines there makes it easier to activate the process of religious tourism in the country and possible to be a key factor in revitalizing the country's economy."
He called Khalati to "activate the religious tourism and allocate funds to support the budget and that there will be a special body to collect what enters Iraq from imports in religious tourism and take into account the large numbers that go to Iraq in particular and the seasons Visits continuing."
"I do not say must be imposed on funds coming to visit the holy shrines, but we make sure the money through a special body to collect funds and direct them towards budget support service for the country."
Iraq and many countries in the world is witnessing an economic crisis, as a result of falling oil prices, the global stock market, below $ 48 a barrel, after it was $ 110.
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