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BREAKING NEWS!!...PLEASE SEE THIS CHAT ON TODAY'S IMF PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE STATUS ON IRAQ'S MONETARY AND ECONOMIC POSITION! THEY DISCUSS ARTICLE 8
OOTW: HI EVERYONE
OOTW: FOUND TWO INTERESTING PRESS RELEASES AS THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT SITE
OOTW: AND THESE DEFINITELY WERE NOT POSTED YESTERDAY, OR THE DAY BEFORE- REGARDLESS OF THE DATES POSTED (I CHECK THESE SITES DAILY)
OOTW: wealthwatch.world/showthr... THIS IS THE LINK TO THESE ARTICLES IN THIS WEEK'S GOVT THREAD
OOTW: Offered one of the media on Tuesday evening, the fifth of January a program on the subject of the white list in ports. In response, an official at the Iraqi ports company said the following: -
OOTW: The subject of the white list is alien to this channel for not knowing the law of the International Organization (IMO) and the existing approach of this organization ...
OOTW: The official in ports that our response boils down to that satellite channel Guests lacked information about the ports that was supposed to arm themselves before the start of direct broadcast / starting by the Iraqi government in 1919 and not in 1960, according to a guest and supported by Mr. software provider as well as the lack of development of ports from its inception to now,
OOTW: SO WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IS THAT (AND THAT'S IF THE ARABIC TRANSLATED PROPERLY AND I CAN ONLY GO BY WHAT I AM ABLE TO GET FROM VARIOUS TRANSLATION PROGRAMS)
OOTW: THEY HAVE CONTRACTED WITH A SOFTWARE COMPANY TO GET THE PORTS UP TO DATE
OOTW: forgetting that the Iraqi ports only sea of Iraq's port and overlooking the Arabian Gulf and that this location is strategically focused and important to interact with the outside world, economic and his tool in securing part of the needs of exports and imports and port mainly for the export of crude oil,
and therefore the Iraqi ports has prepared strategic plans to develop its work and raise the efficiency of its employees and the company currently has five commercial ports and two ports oilfields and four offshore platforms for the export of oil, and the draft port of Faw not to mention the machinery and equipment,
for example, Fleet offshore drilling and the fleet of tractors, cranes, which culminated in the crane Aba Thar, which does not have the region's ability flying 2,000 tons and speak on this subject long ...
how to channel that hosts the speakers for the program of their information is accurate and poor, which has chosen an important economic subject he knows that the ports have a great support and perhaps become the sole after the depletion of oil and the enemies of Iraq are waiting to overthrow it and cracking in media projects fakes run this and that agendas goals known to everyone,
either contradiction in asking his guests, who was one of them I think, a professor Aciqr who commissioned four ministries and apologized !! He also gave examples of privatization and the private sector and ports that have committed this management approach to Article 25 of the Iraqi Constitution.
OOTW: THEY ARE SAYING HERE THAT THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE PORTS HAS BEEN TO SHIP OIL AND THEY ARE NOW PREPARING TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT AND TYPES OF GOODS EXPORTED VIA THE PORTS
OOTW: TO RAISE THE REVENUE OF THE COUNTRY - WHICH IS OBTAINED VIA SHIPPING AND ASSOCIATED WITH A FORTHCOMING INCREASED SHIPPING CAPACITY FOR EXPORTS (AGAIN APART FROM OIL)
OOTW: THIS PARAGRAPH IS ALSO STATING THAT THE PORTS HAVE COME UNDER THREAT OR SABOTAGE THROUGH "ENEMIES"
OOTW: AND THAT THEY INTEND TO ADDRESS THIS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO NOW LAUNCH THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION
OOTW: HERE IS ARTICLE 25 OF THE CONSTITUTION
OOTW: FROM THE CONSTITUTION - ARTICLE 25: Article 25) The state shall guarantee the reforming of the Iraqi economy according to modern economic bases, in a way that ensures complete investment of its resources, diversifying its sources and encouraging and developing the private sector.
OOTW: CONTINUING ON...HERE ARE THE BULLET POINTS FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENTS
OOTW: HANG ON LET ME POST THAT AGAIN
OOTW: - The state shall guarantee the reforming of the Iraqi economy according to modern economic bases for the full investment of its resources and the diversity of its sources and encouraging and developing the private sector guarantee.
OOTW: The government program for the period from 2014-2018, which approved the basic axes of the strategic priorities of the proposed terms of the third axis is to encourage a shift towards the private sector also stressed. And provided for private sector development strategy (2014-2030) prepared by the cabinet- advisory board include: -
OOTW: (THE REPORT REFERRED TO IS THE PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AGAIN, POSTED AT THE CABINET SITE)
OOTW: (THIS HAS BEEN POSTED AT THE COM SITE FOR MONTHS NOW)
OOTW: - The development of special and technical and vibrant and prosperous entrepreneur competitor locally and globally integrated regional sector is aimed at economic diversification and sustainable development and job creation.
OOTW: THE GOAL IS TO STIMULATE THE ECONOMY THROUGH EXPORTS, WHICH IN TURN, WILL CREATE JOBS - IN ALL REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY, COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY
OOTW: - Improve the quality of services provided to ships and strengthen systems of quality control and quality assurance, and the Iraqi ports headed in partnership with the private sector is not for the purposes of operating, but only to provide services, using for the purpose of regulating the entry of trucks into the port company.
OOTW: THEY ARE STATING HERE THAT SHIPPING DOES NOT ENSURE OPERATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR PRODUCTION, BUT IS HERE TO SERVE THEIR NEEDS RE SHIPPING/TRANSPORT
OOTW: In accordance with modern systems and reduce the time to receive the goods, containers and complete all the procedures of Khalal work single-window system and reduce the truck cycle in the delivery of the goods to the recipient and back again,
and this has a yield of Mali for the purpose of getting rid of the phenomenon of the accumulation of goods at the yards and warehouses of ports and reduce the number of ships in the waiting area , and at other times criticize and say sold to foreign companies
They are so mean guests who were brought to dictate the vacuum not only was not successful by choice and with this and without knowing they were supportive of the ideas of the ports on the subject of investment and co-operation, where One suggested that given the ports investment contract less thing for Fifty years.
OOTW: THIS PARAGRAPH A BIT CONFUSING BUT , FROM THE BEST I MAY DECIPHER, THE MINSTRY OF TRANSPORT IS ASSERTING THAT THEY WILL GOVERN SHIPPING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING CONTAINERS (AND ALL ASPECTS RELATING TO STORAGE FOR TRANSPORT OF INCOMING AND OUTGOING GOODS)
BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST THAT THIS SYSTEM WAS LACKING AND COST PEOPLE USING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MONIES
OOTW: THEN THEY GO ON TO LIST REVENUES OBTAINED
OOTW: - Return to start to say that the Iraqi ports of Iraq's economic gateway that supports the state budget annually to 122 billion Iraqi dinars last year and this year will be sent to the state treasury the amount of (946 235 334 841)
Ninety-four billion, six hundred and twenty-three million five hundred and thirty-three thousand, four hundred and eighty-four dinars.
It is 80% of our profits either Araadatna which is growing year after year and in simple calculation to find a difference in just five years, our revenues this: - In 2011- 232,902 billion dinars. 2015-304,506 billion dinars
OOTW: SO THEN WE HAD ANOTHER PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT
OOTW: Zubaidi meeting chaired by the maritime transport sector [Image: 2600.jpg]Chaired by Transport Minister Baqir al-Zubaidi, the maritime transport sector meeting in the presence of Inspector General of the Ministry of Technical and agent and agency administrative agent and agency directors general of Ports and Maritime and implementation of transport projects, contracts, legal, planning and follow-up and a number of specialists in the maritime field ....
OOTW: During the meeting, discuss the investment plan for 2016 and projects payment projects on credit and projects of strategic addition to discussing the tariff set by the formations of other ministries working in the ports and the subject obtained revenue from the work of examination of the goods and containers devices (Alsonarat) in ports and Mnasftha with the General Administration of Customs and the establishment of yards and late stacked container by customs, has also been discussing need ports to degrees, training and twinning with international ports,
OOTW: and the development of the Center for Studies and Research in ports have also been an objective discussion of overall ports stomach plan by the JICA Japanese then took discuss the issue of giving priority to the ships interoperability working with the company Under Iraqi font name in the entry and the provision of sidewalks in Iraqi ports Bboakhar government.
OOTW: WE HAVE SEEN IN THE NEWS ZEBARI AND ZUBAIDI MEETING WITH JAPANESE DIGNITARIES WHO ARE INVESTING IN IRAQ AND ONE ASPECT OF THESE INVESTMENTS ARE TO BRING THE PORTS UP TO PAR
OOTW: WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE TWINNING WITH INTERNATIONAL PORTS...TO SHIP GOODS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR....NOT JUST OIL..THEY'RE GETTING READY TO GO INTERNATIONAL
OOTW: The Director of Marine in a detailed explanation of the company's plan to improve its performance and especially the completion of Maritime Authority Act and the completion of the signing of major agreements with the International Maritime Organization MARBOL.SOLAS.STCW and activating the role of the national carrier being a contender in the interest income and the state treasury ..
There was discussion of matters for the company to implement public transport projects and the mechanics of the payment of dues for the work done for the ports.
Mr. Abdullah and coffee, general manager of projects and provided detailed information on these receivables. In conclusion, Mr. art dealer gave an explanation on the completion of Karbala hall at Baghdad International Airport procedures and actions taken to delivery process during 2016.
OOTW: I HAVE POSTED ON THIS ORGANIZATION IN RECENT PAST
OOTW: HERE IS A REMINDER
OOTW: HERE IS INFO ON THE IMO
OOTW: The purposes of IMO, as mentioned in Article 1(a) of the Convention, are “to provide machinery for cooperation among governments in the field of governmental regulation and practices relating to technical matters of all kinds affecting shipping engaged in international trade; to encourage and facilitate the general adoption of the highest practicable standards in matters concerning maritime safety, efficiency of navigation and prevention and control of marine pollution from ships”.
Today, the primary roles of IMO are to promote safe, secure, environmentally sound, efficient and sustainable shipping through cooperation.
OOTW: Since its creation, IMO has been busy in formulating and promoting new conventions and updating existing conventions related to maritime safety and pollutions. Majority of conventions adopted by IMO usually fall into three main categories - maritime safety, prevention of marine pollution, and liability and compensation, especially in relation to damage caused by pollution.
There are other minor conventions dealing with facilitation, tonnage measurement, unlawful acts against shipping and salvage etc. At present, IMO is responsible for implementing and promoting over fifty international conventions and agreements related to safety, pollution and other maritime issues. These international regulations must be followed by all shipping nations to improve maritime safety and environment.
OOTW: SO...THESE MEETINGS AT THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT TOOK PLACE A FEW DAYS AGO
OOTW: THEN ON JANUARY 7TH WE HAVE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER'S WEBSITE
OOTW: Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi me to assess the private sector delegation Economic Organizations for Investment and Reconstruction 7-1-2016 Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider Abadi warned that some are trying to destroy every positive step in the country adding that the country faces a serious challenge,
along with terrorism of lower oil prices, but the collapse of these prices will force us and useful for stimulating positive and which we began by encouraging industry and pressure government expenditures and accelerate the steps of reform.
He said sovereignty during a meeting with the private sector delegation Economic Organizations for investment and reconstruction, we are serious partnership between the private and the public sector, but we are suffering from, represented that the problem of change does not have to change the laws of all but changed the stereotyped thinking and this requires cooperation to overcome them.
He called Dr. Abbadi activation of the single window in investment and properly implemented through a look sound specialist to follow the shortest way to reach the goal.
Through Dr. Abadi lamented the decline in palm cultivation in the country, pointing to the importance of work to activate the steps that would be palm cultivation in the right direction, noting at the same time to activate tourism and create a safe and healthy environment for them there is a tremendous legacy in Iraq, it is necessary to draw the attention of the world to him.
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