Mon 03 Feb 2014 17:36
In cooperation with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
held the National Investment Commission Sunday, 02/02/2014 cooperation with the investment program in the Middle East and North Africa, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) workshop to discuss policy aimed at promoting economic development in Iraq, in the presence of Chairman of the Committee on Economy and investment parliamentary deputy Mohammed Salman al-Saadi and a number of gentlemen members of the committee and professor Abdul Aziz Xuan representative of the state Deputy Prime Minister Ruz Nuri Shaways and head of the advisers in the Prime Minister Professor Thamer Ghadhban and a number of officials in the Commission and the ministries.
welcomed the Chairman of the National Dr. Sami al-Araji In his opening speech, the attendees Karim, adding that the workshop comes to discuss and assess the experience of economic cooperation between the Organization and Iraq in general and the National Investment Commission in particular, and are summarized in three main axes first is how to choose the areas of investment and how to attract investment to these areas, starting from the legislative side and down to the so-called file investment to help investors choose the appropriate area in the whole of Iraq in various disciplines aimed at technology transfer and assistance in the development of the economy.
adding that the second axis represents the process of attracting private investment for infrastructure projects, the different types, including residential, while representing the third axis by creating a legal environment to create partnerships between the private sector, foreign and national with the Iraqi public sector to engage in infrastructure projects, touching the future relationship of bilateral cooperation between the Commission and the organization and the mechanics of implementation of their common objectives to achieve comprehensive development in the country.
thanked the President of the National Investment Commission and the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to assist in the financing of the program of work (OECD) , also welcomed the willingness of the State of Sweden to enter into the financing of these projects in the future.
so praised Chairman of the Committee on Economy and Investment parliamentary Professor Mohammed Salman al-Saadi on the role played by the National Investment Commission in finding ways to promote economic development in Iraq, noting that the House of Representatives is working on legislation and amend the laws relating to the development of economic work in the country, its aspects multi including financial, commercial and industrial, in addition to finding a legislative environment attractive to the major investments for the advancement of the Iraqi economy and make it Bmsaf counterparts countries in the region.
For his part, Mr. Abdul Aziz Xuan in a speech on behalf of the state, Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Rose Nuri Shaways that the establishment of these workshops contribute to the discussion of the most important steps that must be taken in the way of economic reform, noting that the work of the organization size (OECD) comes from the conviction among international experts that Iraq can achieve the goals of economic development, which is looking forward to it and which is confirmed clearly the National Development Plan in Iraq for the years 2013 - 2017, and that it announced a few days ago to achieve a growth rate of GDP at a rate (9%) confirms this.
and Browse chief of advisers professor Thamer Ghadhban that the government is working with international organizations, the UN and the United States and the European Union on economic reform in Iraq and the promise of reform of the public sector companies and the development of the private sector and create legislation encouraging and attracting investment capital, according to the Iraqi constitution, noting that this collaboration has resulted in projects and drafts of laws and the formation of specialized committees to implement those reforms and overcome the obstacles that stand before them.
at the same voiced Ms. Robin Mateuman Economic Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, thanks to the major role played by the National Commission for Investment in the development of economic relations between the two countries on the basis of common interests, adding that this workshop comes as part of a series of workshops and seminars held by the Embassy to support the Iraqi economy in the belief that this economy will have an important role at the global level.
, and Mr. Andersen anise Program Coordinator (OECD) in Iraq, expressed his thanks and appreciation for the fruitful cooperation between the National Investment Commission and the organization, noting Organization is ready to continue cooperation in many areas for economic development in Iraq.
should be noted that the work of the workshop continued over two consecutive days offered through a number of research for the development of administrative work and legal, as witnessed discuss venues for the investment areas and mechanisms constructed according to the Investment Law No. 13 of 2006, as amended, was done with the participation of various ministries including the (industry, minerals, and Planning, Construction and Housing, Finance).
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