750 stalled projects in Baghdad awaiting payment of dues and management determines the strategic ones

2016-06-27 21:26:47 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

He confirmed the Baghdad Provincial Council, on Monday, his intention to coordinate with the rest of the stakeholders in the capital to develop a schedule of projects that are in line with the Cabinet 's decision to pay dues Contractors, while between that there are 750 stalled projects in the capital, revealed the possibility of including the strategy of "one of the priority projects "although the percentage of completion" did not exceed thirty percent. "

The deputy chairman of the Council, Atwan Atwani, in an interview to the (long - Presse), said that " the last cabinet directives on payments to contractors came the sequel to the Resolution No. 347 which ranked the projects according to the percentage of completion", noting that " the provincial council will coordinate with the administration of the province and the secretariat Baghdad to develop a schedule of projects that are in line with the cabinet decision. "

He Atwani, that " the Council is considering the possibility of including the strategy is one of the priority projects , although the percentage of completion which did not exceed thirty percent , " noting that among them " the four hospitals in Fudhaliyah, people, freedom and Nu'man."

The Vice Chairman of the Baghdad Provincial Council, that "delayed hospital project was not a result of the reluctance or problems where but to delay its implementation in conjunction with the financial crisis , " pointing out that there are "other projects within the priorities of the Council , such as those related to water, sanitation and schools."

In turn, said a member of the Project Committee of the Board, Mohammed Jaber, said in an interview to the (long - Presse), said that "nearly 750 projects incomplete in Baghdad , " noting that " the completion of between 5 to 95 percent rates."

Jaber said that "priority will be given to projects that reach completion rates of about 90 percent and then projects that exceed eighty percent , " adding that " the Council will no longer be the owners of a few percentage of completion of projects anything."

He said a member of the Project Committee in the Baghdad Provincial Council, said : "It is also about the consent of the entrepreneurs to be completed after getting 50 percent of their dues , " stressing that " the Council will not deal with contractors who refuse to complete the project in the event of receiving a portion of their benefits."

The appearance of Mohammed Saleh, financial advisor to the Prime Minister, it was revealed on Sunday (26 June , the current 2016), about the existence and payable to the contractors dues of seven trillion and 600 billion dinars edema government, and the existence of a governmental mechanism for the payment of five trillion dinars from those dues through National Sindh, and expected to be paid all dues Contractors during the next year in 2017, while the Iraqi Business Council confirmed that the payment will include four thousand stalled project.

He was a member of the Committee on the economy and investment representative at (15 June, announced the current 2016), for the provision of financial liquidity in the government banks to pay the dues of contractors by 40%, while stressing that the remainder of the dues will be launched after the completion of the audit of projects by the Office of Financial Supervision .

The Council of Ministers approved in ( the 14th of June 2016 current), to launch Contractors dues by 50% of the total dues as a down payment, and to report the implementation of the first chapter of the general budget in 2016 for the House of Representatives.

The Council of Ministers decided in ( the 19th of April 2016), the formation of a committee headed by Minister of Planning and the membership of the governor of the Iraqi Central Bank and economic advisor to the Prime Minister and Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance, Undersecretary of Technical Planning, holds the structure and controls the completion of the distribution of benefits , the process of developing Contractors through government bonds, and submit its recommendations to the Prime Minister for approval.