Jones: Iraqi development reform programme will lag 4000 draft relieves corruption and waste

2016/06/02 11:26


The us Ambassador to Iraq Stewart Jones, said Thursday that Iraqi development reform programme would enable the Government to better budget management and processing delayed four thousands, and several "major achievement" will contribute to improving the living situation in Iraq, as the Government pointed out that would contract with reputable companies and mitigating corruption and waste. "

Stuart said Jones in a speech during the launch of the new "fix" development in Iraq relying on Iraqi development management program held at the Rasheed hotel, Baghdad, and his presence (range), that "happiness attend this event to celebrate the launch of two important projects, namely electronic system for supervising the State budget and the second standard documents software developer that requires specific documentation of order in the shows.

Jones added, "these initiatives on the domestic and international levels are necessary to improve services to Iraqi citizens, guaranteeing the principle of transparency and fairness in any rational system", expressing his pleasure "to achieve this feat through the u.s. partnership with the Iraqi Government and the Ministry of planning.

Jones stressed that "standard documentation system offers will improve procurement system, and enables the Iraqi Government from contracting with reputable companies, and reduce delays and corruption and waste, leading to integration of Iraq with the international economy", noting that "this partnership has enabled the Office of the Governor of Babylon project worth 30 million dollars, will see his results by 2018 by improving water and electricity services and improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis."

The us Ambassador said that "there is also partnered with the Ministry of transport worth 350 million dollars to buy five boats", pointing out that "the launch of this system will enable the Government to better manage its balance sheet and address the problems that led me to delay four thousands".

Jones said that "transparent and effective management of the investment management of Iraq provides new functionality and implement investment projects quickly and fairly," returned "a major achievement for the implementation of effective projects to improve the situation of Iraq and its level of living".

Financial Minister Hoshyar Zebari declared, (19 may 2016), to reach agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a loan worth 5.4 billion dollars, while among the loan would secure additional financial assistance of up to $ 15 billion over the next three years, the Governor of the Central Bank, on the relationship to the annual interest on the loan of up to 1.5 percent.

Iraq live severe economic crisis due to the lack of liquidity continued Government wetakidat the need for austerity and reduced government spending, as the country is facing a constant war with the Organization (Saba) SAP his energies largely financial.