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Baghdad (news) .. MP for the Liberal parliamentary bloc Hussein Sharifi, the Kurdistan Alliance and a coalition of state law to stay away from the policy of miscarriage and approval of the draft federal budget for the current year.
Said Sharifi in a statement received by the Agency (news): that 'some political blocs crashes draft budget and used the policy of miscarriage against the other blocs and made the draft budget campaigning her', stressing 'the need to move away blocks for miscarriage and adopt fair competition'.
He added that the 'budget bill has a first reading in the House of Representatives, and is now waiting for its inclusion on the agenda of the Council to read it a second reading and then discussed and voted upon' accused 'Alliance and a coalition of state law, of being behind the disabled approving the budget.'
The student Sharifi Presidency of the Council of Representatives' inclusion on the federal budget draft agenda for the meeting to come to read it a second reading and resolving political differences between the relevant governments in Baghdad and Erbil. / End / h. / P
Baghdad / term | Revealed the Ministry of Oil, for continuing to update and installed counters electronic on all oil installations, where there are no counters and at all stages of production from the well to the process of pumping and export, the ministry announced previously completed monument and install the platform counters central DCP export four floating in the ports of Basra .
He said ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said Iraq depends counters oil electronic export of oil to the outside and counters exist before 2003, adding that the change counters are by organs and specialized companies in Ceyhan and ports south, and all reports issued by Transparency Initiative were identical with oil counters numbers announced by the Ministry of Oil on a monthly basis.
The government announced in 10 of the month of January 2010 on Iraq's accession to the initiative of Transparency International in extractive industries.
The mass citizen parliamentary representative of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim, suggested Tuesday monument counters on the oil wells in the country in an effort to pull the fuse differences between Baghdad and Erbil on oil file.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries "OPEC" has announced that the rate of Iraqi oil production for the month of February reached 3.4 million barrels per day, usually him the highest since more than 34 years.
The organization said in its monthly report of new headquarters in Vienna, "it is ready to assign and provide quantities of crude oil demand is expected in the market this year after a recovery in the international economy and increased oil consumption."
She explained that "Iraq, which is the second largest member of the organization, will meet the needs of most oil this an indicator of Iraq has not achieved since 1980."
She OPEC, the organization responsible for meeting 40 percent of the needs of the oil on the global level, that "the members of the twelve produce an average of 29.7 million barrels per day during this year," pointing out that it "increased by 100 000 barrels per day for the month's forecast the past. "
BAGHDAD - Abdul Rashid Saleh | The Ministry of Planning for the development of economic systems in connection with government contracts of a commercial nature and economic reference for the ministries and government institutions in their dealings in the future, but pointed out that the purpose of the reduction of the phenomenon of corruption and delay projects.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Planning Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawi said in an interview with the "long" that "the ministry did 18 document standard for the organization of government contracts with companies is the first of its kind in Iraq."
He added that "The purpose of these contracts is to organize the reality of government contracting due to the presence of foot-dragging and corruption in these contracts, whether from private or public sector," asserting that "these documents will ensure transparency in the contracting and implementation and the lack of cases of foot-dragging and corruption." On the highlight of its contents of these contracts of contents, Hindawi explained that there is a document pertaining to the electricity sector, and pointed to the existence of documents concerning the printing of school textbooks which are made between the Ministry of Education and the implementing agency for this project.
He added that "all documents, including private companies, government and the support of the World Bank, which has to take advantage of his experience," explaining that private sector companies are implementing the most prominent projects, this has to call these companies and the Federation of Iraqi contractors for partnership in these documents. "
He revealed Hindawi about "setting year pilot to test the work of these documents, through the application of a number of contracts and companies, to identify the most important problems and difficulties faced by these documents after the deadline for the year are taking notes boiled into consideration before making laws binding on all ministries."
He reported that most of the projects put on companies wishing to implement it and then companies compete in providing the best offers for the ministry to be chosen display is better for a company that wishes to implementation ", pointing out that these companies may be Iraqi or foreign, including Turkish or Chinese or Iranian or German or other."
He pointed out the official spokesman of the Ministry of Planning to highlight the problems that impede the implementation of the contracts, including the lack of commitment by the company to its programs and timing Almqtadhah to build the project, explained that there are many projects have placed a certain timeframe but the company exceed this ceiling.
He said that when he initiated the company implemented for a specific project work, they put a specific date for completion of the project, but may face the project block for many reasons, including public holidays declared by the province, noting that "the government compensate the company for the number of days lost, and extend its duration, which caused to disrupt, "In the case show that the reason for the reluctance of the company, the ministry is taxing them financial."
For his part, economic expert, contrary goldsmith, that the establishment of the Ministry of Planning put these documents is a positive step to enhance the efficiency of project management, in a statement to the "long" explained that "this did not come haphazardly by the Ministry of Planning, but rather was the result of long experiments for more than 10 years , "pointing out that" the entry of many people far from the area of the projects, the reason for weakness in the work and the implementation of these projects. "
And went on, "To be sure, there is a prior agreement between the Ministry of Planning and the private sector on the one hand and between them and the Union of Iraqi contractors on the other hand, the application of these documents and monitoring," stressing the need for measures to promote the work of these documents.
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Daily Star: corruption and the failure of services to the city of Baghdad converts the worst in the world
03.23.2014 (0:01 pm) -
Range / Abdul Khaliq Ali * Until recently in the years of the seventies, Baghdad was typical of cities in the Arab world. Today, after decades of conflict that it seems never-ending,it is the worst city in the world, according to the latest survey conducted by a group of Mercer Consulting, which evaluates the quality of life in 239 city by measuring factors include political stability, crime, pollution, has made Baghdad ranked last in the menu.
Where he developed the Iraqi capital in the same category, which put them in Bangui, Central African Republic hit by the conflict, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
This is a confirmation of the decline of Baghdad, which before its founding in 1250, from the peak of global center of intellectual, economic and political, which is treating its residents with near-daily attacks, and with the lack of electric power and potable water, and systems, sewage and sanitation miserable, and rampant corruption, inertia regular, high unemployment rates, and other problems do not prepare countless.
Complain Hamid Darraji, vendor daily newspapers, referring to checkpoints distributed everywhere and blast walls and security forces deployed across the capital, and says, "We live in a military barracks. Rich and poor share the same suffering; everyone exposed to explosions or kidnappings or murder. We face death in every moment. "
Baghdad were not this way all her life. And began to establish Baghdad on the Tigris River in 762 AD during the reign of the Abbasid Caliph Abu Jafar al-Mansur, and since then she plays a pivotal role in the Arab and Muslim community. During the twentieth century, Baghdad was considered a model for the brilliant modern Arab city, which has embraced some of the best universities and museums in the region, in addition to the elite of educated upscale, and dynamic cultural scene and quality health care.
Philly says Essam, a professor of political history at the University of Baghdad's Mustansiriya "Baghdad was a center of the Abbasid Empire economically, and was the capital of the whole world. Either today it has become one of the most miserable cities in the world."
In the month of February alone, the Iraqi capital hit a blistering 57 event, including 31 suicide car bomb. And still the giant concrete walls, designed to withstand the impact of the bombings, sectarian divides areas of the capital, which were mixed, while the government settles in the heavily fortified Green Zone, which also includes the House of Representatives and the U.S. and British embassies, and it is difficult to access for ordinary citizens.
Some work on the clean up and beautify the city, but acknowledge they face the arduous task. He says Amer Al-Chalabi, head of the construction humanitarian manages civic campaigns to improve services in the city, "I feel sorry for the fact that Baghdad among the worst cities in the world. Has turned into a ghost city and suffer from instability. During the night turns into a ghost town because of the lack of lighting."
And extends a mess of electrical wires along the streets of the city, where the civil operate generators to compensate for the lack of energy from the national networks against the sums of money paid by the citizens. Sewage networks miserable mean that even moderate levels of rain during the winter lead to flooding, and pools formed in the potholed streets, while the scorching heat of summer imposed on the government to grant citizens official holidays on a regular basis.
Strong economic growth at the national level, and thanks to the production of oil, but the fact that this industry does not need to be supported labor-intensive, they are not able to alleviate unemployment, including unemployment in the capital.
The salesman says newspapers Darraji "capital problems can not be counted Baghdad, where the situation is very sad and sometimes obliges us to tears; Baghdad today to turn the beautiful ruins."* About the Daily Star
BAGHDAD / newspaper straightness / Raghad Daham MP for the coalition in Iraq Hamid al-Mutlaq said Sunday that the assassination of the journalist (Bedaiwi Mohammed al-Shammari) is nothing but a disregard for law and order and it's a clear expression of the government's failure in the performance of their duties and the legal and constitutional.
He said al-Mutlaq told (the newspaper of integrity) that "No person shall encroach upon the Iraqis and the continued protection of any party or any personal or political leadership in the country."
He added that "the Iraqi citizen is protected by law and that the law is applied and is embodied by the executive authority of the country," stressing that "Iraq is suffering from the loss and the lack of professional and violation of the law."
It is noted that "the Presidential Guard officers had opened fire on the professor and the director of Radio Free Iraq (Mohammed al-Shammari Bedaiwi) against the backdrop of an altercation took place between the martyr and the Presidential Guard. Ended 4
BAGHDAD / newspaper rectitude - Research and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations and preparations for the Arab summit to be held in Kuwait.
A statement by the Information Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received (newspaper rectitude) a copy of today that "Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Saturday evening and Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, and during the meeting, they discussed relations, Iraq - Kuwait and preparations for the Arab summit to be held In Kuwait, the two sides also exchanged views on the importance of creating a better atmosphere for the summit of Arab and improve the atmosphere. "
Zebari stressed during the meeting on "Iraq's desire to support the efforts for the success of the Kuwaiti presidential summit and exit decisions support the joint Arab action and strategic issues, especially the issue of Palestine and the Syrian crisis and issues of combating extremism and terrorism."
The Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrived Saturday evening to Kuwait at the head of a high level delegation of senior officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iraq to participate in the ministerial meeting of the Council of the League of Arab States and the Arab summit meeting of the regular session (25), hosted by the State of Kuwait for the period of 23 - March 26, 2014. ended
Follow-up / newspaper rectitude - The Ministry of Transport Estimated total cost for setting up a basin port of Faw in Basra billion and 250 million euros, to be completed in three phases, beginning this year and ending at the end of 2016.
Said Undersecretary banks Rakane, "The total cost estimated for the establishment of the first phase of the basin port of Faw, which is scheduled to begin this year is 250 million euros, a figure that large need to wait for the approval of the federal budget by the Parliament to see the value of the allocations of the ministry."
Rakane added that "the second phase of the project which is scheduled to begin next year, costing 500 million euros, and a third stage which is the final implementation of the year 2016 at a cost of 500 million euros as well."
The Iraqi government has estimated the total cost to complete the project to build the port of Faw in all stages of four billion and 400 million euros, Iraq has begun the first phase of the project included the establishment of breakwater east and west.
It is planned to contain Faw port on the container terminal length of 39,000 m and a length of sidewalk last 2000 as well as the container yard has an area of more than 2 million cubic yard and other multi-purpose area of 600 thousand m2. Ended 5
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Adnan Zurfi slap-Maliki (see details)
23-03-2014 10:49 AM
He placed political source for the current governor of Najaf, 'Adnan Zurfi' promoting himself as a candidate to succeed Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
The source said that 'Adnan Zurfi' and through a network of its own media promotes the idea to include his name among the names of candidates for prime minister.
The source said Zurfi meetings are private and confidential with the team's media entrusted with the tasks of the electoral propaganda, explaining that their faces to launch a media campaign announces candidacy Zurfi successor to the owners of the prime minister and included campaign slogans (k elected Zurfi to be the next prime minister), saying that it represents Based strong for him to collect voters.
A source in the province of Najaf had reported two days ago that a quarrel took place between Nuri al-Maliki adviser for Special Assignments Sheikh Abdul Halim Zuhairi and governor of Najaf, Adnan al-Zurfi.
The source explained that the reason for the quarrel is that the great Sheikh Abdul Halim Zuhairi visited Najaf and met Balzrfa and discussion about the upcoming elections and how to mobilize the street Najafi to elect state law.
According to the source quickly turning it into a successor to al-Maliki as President of the ministers, which angered Zuhairi, considering that al-Maliki is the only candidate for the state law, but Zurfi had a different opinion as put himself forward as an alternative to the owners and on its impact broke the quarrel between the two, which reached to the stage of expulsion Zuhairi, and before that He has come out Zurfi ((if you have that power and Elhoudoh Vahsaloa more than Vice in Najaf that this did you get it)).
The Adnan Zurfi has been inaugurated as governor of Najaf Ashraf after the agreement with the State of Law coalition also announced that he will enter the upcoming elections in the list alone.
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Zurfi announces alliance with al-Maliki to form a government of Najaf without Sadr and Hakim
Najaf governor Adnan al during a press conference
Editor: HH, OK 6/8/2013 09:18
Range Press / Najaf Prime List Loyalty to Najaf governor Adnan al, on Saturday, his alliance with a coalition of state law and combine Renaissance and the construction and current State Fair to form a government Najaf local without the Sadrist movement and the mass of citizens, led by the President of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim, and stressed that he will remain in office as governor of Najaf, urged the new members of the provincial council to hold its first session on Sunday.
Said Adnan al in an interview, (range Press), said that "our list formed a new alliance with the State of Law coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and combine Renaissance and construction led by a member of the provincial council Previous Talal Bilal and current State Fair led Khudair Jubouri, vice chairman of the former, to form a government new local province of Najaf. "
He Zurfi that "the new coalition has 17 seats in the provincial council of the 29, eight of them to the list of fulfillment of Najaf and six seats for a coalition of state law and two seats to combine Renaissance and the seat of the current State Fair, making it the largest bloc," asserting that "the coalition will renew his election as governor of Najaf."
Zurfi called "the new provincial council members to hold the first meeting of the Council on Sunday," noting that "the doors open to the political blocs that want to participate in the formation of the next government." MORE HERE
Zurfi Takes Over as Governor in Najaf; Maliki Participates in UIA Revival Talks
Posted by Reidar Visser on Saturday, 23 May 2009 23:59
Playing second fiddle? Nuri al-Maliki seated to the right of Humam Hammudi at UIA revival talks
Nuri al-Malikiís ally Adnan al-Zurfi has finally assumed the governorship of Najaf, after initial attempts by the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) to mount a legal challenge to his candidacy (see entry for 8 May, below). Part of the story is an internal Shiite quarrel about the authenticity of a letter from the legal committee of the Iraqi parliament, ostensibly signed by the Sadrist Baha al-Araji and supporting the challenge by ISCI to Zirfi. Araji now claims the letter is false and that he could not have possibly signed it since he was in Istanbul with Muqtada al-Sadr on the 3 May, when the letter was issued. MORE
Why Najaf matters in post-war Iraq
by Michael Rubin The Washington Post
August 27, 2010
As both an American official in 2004 -- when I served as a political adviser in the coalition provisional government -- and an American visitor in 2010, I was welcomed in the Shrine of Imam Ali, Najaf's holiest. In January, I visited one grand ayatollah and the offices of two others. Each said he welcomed dialogue with Americans. Indeed, Adnan Zurfi, the elected governor of Najaf, spent his exile years in Dearborn, Mich. MORE
The Chairman of the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary Hassan Sinead, that "the final phase of the battle against the militants organize [Daash in Anbar began and will end ahead of elections on April 30 next year.
He added, Sinead told all of Iraq [where] that "the military operations against the militants [Daash] terrorist in Anbar began and we are determined to hold elections on schedule in all areas of Iraq, including Anbar province."
The Electoral Commission for Anntkhabat ruled out parliamentary elections in some parts of Anbar province, due to the ongoing military operations there.
The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Serbst Mustafa's [where] on March 16, the current "The electoral process is not possible to complete without a concerted all efforts of the partners of this process and our destination like the Office is responsible for the management and organization of the elections affirm that it is complete and each in its way is completed according to the schedule prepared her but the security situation in Anbar, we are concerned, there are areas subject to the forces of terror and can not hold elections in which "he said, adding that we will conduct the elections in Anbar, but not in all regions, but in the safe areas to maintain and will open polling stations for displaced people of Fallujah and other areas hot either into Anbar or displaced in the provinces Other, based on data provided by the Ministry of Displacement and Migration. "
The witness Anbar province since about 3 months about military operations are still ongoing target of armed groups from al-Qaeda and Daash. Ended 2