Parliament to raise its next Sunday after hosting the Ministers of Finance, Planning and ending the first and second reading of the five bills
Thursday, July 12, 2012 18:04
[Baghdad - where]

Ended the House of Representatives at its fifth legislative term first-year legislative third, which was held under the chairmanship of Osama al-Chairman of the Board of Representatives and the presence of [170] deputies on Thursday the first reading and the second of five bills Qdila for hosting the Ministers of Finance and Planning to discuss the draft law of the infrastructure, have been raising its to on Sunday.

A statement from the Department of Media House Agency has received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that "at the beginning of the meeting initiated by any of the above-Hakim, the Council ended the first reading of the proposed law the First Amendment of the Law of the Supreme Audit No. [31] for the year 2011 and submitted by the committees of integrity and legal The response that comes after the Federal Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the first paragraph of Article [22] of the Code of Audit Court No. [31] for the year 2011. "

The Council ended the first reading of the proposed law the First Amendment of the Law of the Integrity Commission number [30] for the year 2011 and submitted by the committees of integrity and legal after the response the Federal Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the first paragraph of Article [22] of the Code of Audit Court No. [31] for the year 2011. "

He has also completed the first reading of a bill to cancel the decisions of the Revolutionary Command Council [dissolved] relating to area educational [1117] for the year 1977, [1150] for the year 1978, [1677] for the year 1979 and [972] for the year 1982 and [1382] for the year 1982 and [391 [for the year 1983 and [945] for the year 1984 and [644] for the year 1989 and [120] for the year 1992 and [124] for the year 1992, [87] for the year 1996 and [119] for the year 1998 and submitted by the committees of education, higher education and legal for the purpose of cancellation of some of the decisions issued by the Revolutionary Command Council [disbanded] on the field of education no longer need them.

The Council voted in principle to the "continued reading the proposed law on the national anthem and submitted by the Committee on Culture and the media after the completion of the first reading to him, which aims to complete the symbols of Iraqi sovereignty and to express the greatness of the nation and its culture, history and respect for the symbols of cultural".

The Council ended the second reading of the draft law of the Republic of Iraq to join the agreement between the League of Arab States and the Government of the United Mexican States for the establishment of the Mexican Fund for International Cooperation for Development in 2006 and submitted by the Committees on Foreign Relations and the economy and investment.

Interventions in the House of Representatives on the bill said Deputy Mahmoud Hassan that "the Convention will have a big role in the development," pointing to "the possibility of withdrawal of any one of them."

He also called on the Attorney Bayazid Hassan to "proceed with passage of the Convention because of their positive aspects of the developmental aspects, economic, technical, cultural and in different areas as they serve the interests of Iraq."

The Council hosted Rafie al-Issawi, Minister of Finance Ali Shukri and Minister of Planning on the draft law infrastructure.

At the outset of hosting said Rafie al-Issawi, Minister of Finance that "the project presented by the government through the National Investment Commission for the implementation of infrastructure through the payment on credit in several sectors including health, transport and housing for the poor," noting that "the government's plan of the project is to contribute to the implementation of projects infrastructure in parallel with the national budget. "

He al-Issawi said that "the bill is very important because the Ministry of Finance will not be able to fund all infrastructure projects Althith of a shortfall in the budget, alluding to the possibility of developing regulations to implement the projects through the adoption of ideas for Atthagl budget does not increase the debt noting that the projects to be implemented will pass through the Ministry of Planning and There is a Ministry of Finance to pay after years. "

For his part, Ali Shukri, the Minister of Planning that the Ministry of Planning supports projects, payment on credit according to the determinants of fact, the investment in the country, "pointing out that" the investment budget to the current reality can not achieve comprehensive development in Iraq, saying a crisis Hakaikh with the provinces under the demands the implementation of projects, strategic task, "noting that the budget next year must provide a financial budget for these projects to be implemented."

For his part, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs purity of net debt that "the bill may point to the infrastructure that will be implemented where identified accurately and agreed upon by the government and the ministries concerned, pointing out that the amounts to be paid later is part of the financial budget later that the dysfunctional fatigue to the budget. "

In the presentations and questions on the law of Representatives asked the Attorney Baqer al-Zubaidi for "the possibility of inclusion in the draft law the requirement to vote on projects to be implemented individually as well as the interest rate in prices to be submitted by the States."

For his part, MP Kanna asked about "the ability to borrow from the Iraqi Central Bank to finance the implementation of projects."

And MP Riad Ghraib focused on "the issue of controls adopted for the automatic selection of projects and companies operating on credit and payment mechanism."

MP Hassan Auzmn saw that "borrowing from international markets represent a viable solution as well as cooperation with consulting firms to plan for strategic projects."

The Deputy Sheriff Solomon inquired about "the existence of allocations in the bill for the development of services and the general situation in the villages and rural areas."

And demanded the MP Magda Abdel-Latif, the "knowledge of what the money is owned by the country and the extent of the actual need for funds in the implementation of projects in addition to the involvement of the private sector."

While MP Ammar Tohme to "reveal the total value of debt and the extent of its impact on the budget and its impacts in the implementation of projects."

The MP Khalid al-Attiyah on "the importance of the project and its benefit for the Iraqi people, strongly denied that the bill be a gateway to open the door wider and corruption."

He asked Attorney Qusai al-Abadi for "reasons that lie behind the lack of access to the benefits of the money in a fund to protect Iraqi funds in the implementation of projects."

And asked Attorney Mahma Khalil, "the reasons behind the request for international companies to sovereign guarantees for the implementation of projects."

In turn, sought clarification from MP Zeinab al-Tai, "the adequacy of the parameters set by the Ministries of Finance and Planning in order to prevent the infiltration of corruption to the implementation of projects."

He noted the MP Abbas al-Bayati, to "disclose the nature of the distribution of projects on the geographical areas as well as knowledge guarantees that companies will be subject to the implementation of projects."

MP Haji Mehdi has stressed "the importance of the inclusion of the destroyed villages in the Kurdistan region plans adopted for the implementation of the projects and wondered about the extent of the country's need to borrow from abroad."

While MP Haider Mulla, "there should be a real problem in the management of money is reflected in the implementation of projects."

The proposed MP Nada Sudanese "government to provide a new proposal contributes to the removal of fears, Ladies and Gentlemen MPs over periods of time, interest and corruption, which may affect the projects."

Meanwhile, First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Qusay al-Suhail said, "the Presidency of the Council received a draft of a proposed law on credit payment for the construction of schools, the committees of education and the economy, adding that the Presidency has sent the proposed law to the government for the purpose of inquiring about her opinion."

In response to the interventions of Representatives said Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi said that "the bill did not contain conditions, but to authorize the government contracted to implement projects worth $ 37 billion, noting you do not specify the amount of interest and the payment of money up to now," asserting that "the inability of the government to borrow from the central bank in order to maintaining economic stability, "pointing out that" the House vote on the bill represents the authorization for the government to contract with companies to implement projects to pay in addition to term it represents a guarantee for companies to implement important projects. "

And between al-Issawi, "The partnership with the private sector brings burdens on the government, the support of companies represent an acceptable option, apologizing for the inability to estimate the size of Iraq's debt to the presence of demanding compensation can not be counted or know their number," stressing that "no vote on the law will lead to a lack of agreement with companies, "explaining that" the financing of projects through the budget is either guessing or borrowing on credit and pay. "

For his part, said Minister of Planning Ali Shukri, "It is difficult to rely on the private sector in project implementation to the presence of some obstacles to their work," adding that "the delivery of advances yet to be implementing a rate of 74% of the project," stressing "the need to specify the Ministry of Planning priorities projects noting the importance of the formation of a joint committee of the House of Representatives and the government to monitor the implementation of projects. "

He noted Shukri said that "the implementation of projects is based on the need areas and Mahromep," noting "there is reluctance is evident in the implementation of projects because of referral to the companies that provide bids to the implementation of good and that the problem is its basis a few assignments and poor management of money," stressing "the existence of a positive impact of the payment process in term infrastructure development and the mitigation of the poverty level, explaining that the contract is with companies and not with countries. "

On the other hand called for House Speaker Osama al government to "speed up the sending of laws by the Constitution," adding "there fortieth constitutional law did not send the government as the wait for the legislation," pointing out that "the House of Representatives voted on [20] constitutional law, including proposals bills. "

And then decided to raise the meeting of the Council of Representatives to next Sunday. Ended