Demanding the formation of a committee to resolve the issue of flour, trade and waste of wealth and hard currency

Release Date: 2017/4/20 17:39 54 times read

(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) demanded a member of the Committee on Economy and Investment parliamentary MP Abdul Karim al-Naqib to consider the complaints received from the owners of mills in Iraq, especially those affected by their work as a result of the obligation to work less than a quarter of the production capacity of their laboratories.

"The owners of the mills have been working 10 days for every 40 days, despite the need of the Iraqi market for flour, zero and continuously, and there is no local production of this main article, and allowed only to import from abroad in quantities up to 2.5 million Tons per year, which is surprising. "

"The owners of the local mills must be authorized to produce this type of flour by granting them the license to import wheat directly through them or the Ministry of Commerce to secure wheat from the international markets."

"The importation of these quantities of this material cost the Iraqi economy large losses and the limit of $ 300 per tonne of flour, zero, or about 750 million dollars a year in addition to the loss of jobs very large, not to mention the waste of the opportunity to extract significant quantities of accompanying materials Including animal feed (bran).

"The lack of planning and wise management of this economic sector by the Ministry of Commerce and over many years, has left the bread loaf of Iraqi prisoners of speculation flour traders of the countries of the region, where respond to Iraq daily at least 6 thousand tons of flour daily" .

He stressed the need to "form a committee with the authority to take the decision of the relevant parties to resolve the issue of flour commercial, and investigate the phenomenon of waste of public resources and hard currency to import material can be secured locally and at a much lower cost, not to mention that the management of this productive file inside Iraq will provide jobs for A large workforce and most important is the support of the private sector, which needs to take an active role in the development of the Iraqi economy. "