Despite the obstacles, the local product is recovering
Saturday 21 December 2019 131
Baghdad / Soha al-Sheikhly
The national product started to rise again, and witnessed a growing demand in various local markets, especially with the continuation of media campaigns aimed at supporting it,
and improving its quality to match the imported products,
and spoke to "Al-Sabah", the chief engineer, Rafid Abdel-Jalil Jabbar, deputy director general of the technical department in the Ministry Industry and Minerals reported these developments, saying:
The manufacturing, directing, and oil industries succeeded to provide their raw materials, and these industries are marked as profitable.
As for the dairy and textile industries (leather and carpets), they are otherwise.
We have three dairy factories. In Abu Ghraib, Diwaniyah, Mosul, etc.
These labs are still running
According to the Iraqi specifications, and you face obstacles including our commitment to laws And instructions, among them, that there is an announcement of tenders and any article
The first thing that gives rise to reason Costs and prices are without justification,
and now after giving the Abu Gharib dairy company to an investor, we find that there is Positive indicators, including reducing commodity costs by ending the role of mediator and speed in providing the material even if a laboratory occurs Diwaniyah dairy is an investment opportunity, so a big change will occur in dairy production.
Jabbar added: Because the investment laws are new to the Iraqi system, they have gone through obstacles and obstacles, and external parties have intervened to clarify the picture, and to explain the way to deal with discreet companies and how to create the investment environment,
and the investor is now working according to instructions that led to reducing unemployment and contributing to providing the Ministry of Finance with the salaries and wages of workers
Also, I adjusted the cost of manufactured materials, imposed taxes on foreign goods and did more than before, and we have successful experiences such as cement manufacturing, and success will be achieved in the dairy industry, after the investment of the Abi Gharib Dairy Factory began.
Jabbar pointed out that: the dairy factories were meeting the local need, but now we need three other factories to meet the local need, and these laboratories are operating at full capacity, and currently 20% of the market needs are met, and the Dairy Factory has been destroyed, while the Al-Diwaniyah factory is working with a system According to the order (order), and our ambition that the Abu Ghraib plant reach the maximum production capacity, and we announced the Diwaniyah factory for investment and there are investors under study.
Jabbar points out the possibility of granting licenses for the production of dairy to the private sector after the Department of Industrial Development in the Ministry embarked on this issue and gave a license to the dairy factory in Basra and there are dairy factories in Kurdistan.
Jabbar said: The opportunities of the private sector were not limited to dairy laboratories, but also in the production of sugar, and we expect that the food and dairy industries in the private sector will meet the local need, as will the case in the vegetable oil industry and the private sector is the most successful in addressing them,
but in the textile industry, it has We had a successful cotton clothing industry, but it was stalled by the fact that Iraq was away from the world for many years during the economic blockade, and it is known that the capital (cowardly) escapes when security disturbances and accidents occur, and this has led to the reluctance of investors,
and now there are great opportunities for investment and there is success in Cement industry and signs will not The dairy industry succeeded, although it covers little and everything that is sold is sold to the citizen, and government laboratories adhere to all restrictions and quality control controls, but does the private sector adhere to that?
And does it control the imported product, I say no, especially in the use of preservatives, just as reducing import does not depend on increasing production but rather on increasing taxes, to be a financial return for the state, as well as monitoring border crossings, and that there is coordination between the region and the center, and all These are factors affecting Industry.
The industry is fine
Deputy Director General of the Technical Department at the Ministry of Industry and Engineers, Salama Al-Attiyah, assured Al-Sabah:
The industry is fine and reassures the citizen, and from the technical department and the departments of the Ministry’s headquarters that make every effort to assist our companies and help them restore the status of the Iraqi industry,
the Ministry has contributed to supporting the country's economy At a rate of 16-17% of Iraq’s revenues, despite the many circumstances and setbacks that the industry has gone through,
and we are now working within the government program and are taking urgent steps to overcome difficulties and find solutions, and within the announced reforms we have developed projects that can be implemented in the short, medium and long term.
I have been working since the end of last year according to investment plans supported by the state and our plans and we added projects for the existing factories, and during our work the import was open and poor goods exist, and this has affected the market and in the marketing of our products, and we are still working for our national industry to return to what it was and better.
Al-Attiyah pointed out that the Ministry has industries that the citizen needs, including the dairy, textile, leather, and vegetable oils, etc.,
but it does not meet the actual need for the existence of many obstacles, including the lack of allocations for these factories since 2013 and we have been searching for a financier for these projects, and our factories were affected by the war on ISIS,
and as a result of the absence of stability did not The investment of our factories is achieved,
but after the improvement of the security situation, our factories started heading towards investment, as it is the best solution now,
and amendments were made to the investment law to encourage the investor so that the environment becomes attractive and reassures the investor,
and there are many companies in which he is active except Invest based on these adjustments.
Because of the lack of financial allocations, we searched for alternatives through investors, partners, or from the operating budget, and there are many companies that cover the costs of their production,
and we have 30 companies, including profitable companies such as Ibn Majid, the fertilizer company, the development company, and the cement company, whose profits we needed to rehabilitate the northern factories in Hammam Al-Alil after their destruction. In the war on gangs ISIS.