Tuesday AM Iraq Economic News Highlights 9-13-22
Resuming Iraqi Oil Pumping To Jordan Next Week
Posted On2022-09-13 By Sotaliraq Amman- Iraqi oil will resume pumping to Jordan next week, according to the Assistant Secretary-General for Energy Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Eng. Hassan Al-Hiyari, after a weeks-long hiatus.
The quantities exported to Jordan since the agreement to continue working with the memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides to import Iraqi Kirkuk crude oil last March amounted to 2.525 million barrels.
Engineer Al-Hiyari said that the sale of oil from the Iraqi side to Jordan takes place according to the Brent crude rate, and $16 per barrel is subtracted from it to cover transportation costs, inspector/third party inspection fees, and quality difference.
Jordan imports 10 thousand barrels per day of Iraqi Kirkuk crude oil, which constitutes about 7 percent of the Jordanian market’s need according to the memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and its Iraqi counterpart in late January of last year.
According to this memorandum, the Jordanian side is committed to providing basin tanks for transporting Iraqi crude oil in the Baiji region in Iraq to the Jordanian Petroleum Refinery in Zarqa. The tanks will be distributed equally between Jordanian and Iraqi companies. (Petra) LINK
Minister: Legislation Of The Oil And Gas Law Is The Only Way To Resolve Differences Between Erbil And Baghdad
Shafaq News/ The Minister of Planning in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Dara Rashid, considered, on Monday, that the legislation of the oil and gas law in Iraq is capable of resolving differences and outstanding issues between Erbil and Baghdad.
Rashid said, in a statement he made to reporters today from Erbil, that dialogues are continuing to resolve differences between the regional government and the federal government, but due to the current political problems in the capital, Baghdad, it has led to a slowdown.
He added, “We hope that with the formation of the new federal government, dialogues between the two sides will resume, and that those differences between Erbil and Baghdad will be addressed in accordance with the constitution.”
Rashid also indicated that the legislation of the oil and gas law in Iraq is the only way to resolve these differences with full adherence to the constitution, and we hope to legislate this law to find a radical solution to this file.
With regard to the general population census process in Iraq, the Kurdistan Minister said that the Federal Minister of Planning has taken a decision in this regard, and we are fully convinced that conducting the census in Iraq is very important with our observations and reservations on some details in this regard. LINK
President Of The Republic: Water Security Is An Integral Part Of Iraqi National Security, And Its Protection Is A Collective Responsibility
Political | 04:14 – 12/09/2022 Baghdad – Mawazine News The President of the Republic, Dr. Barham Salih, received, Monday, at Al-Salam Palace in the capital, Baghdad, Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, where they discussed water security and the challenges facing the country.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, Saleh stressed that the water file is a top priority in the country and an integral part of national security, referring to the severe climatic changes that are plaguing the country, the region and the world, pointing to the need to continue the strategic plans developed in this regard and to initiate a recovery initiative. Mesopotamia, and that addressing climate change is a national priority.
Saleh pointed to the importance of organizing water relations through dialogue with neighboring countries in accordance with the principles of good neighborliness and taking into account the interests of all without harming Iraq, praising the efforts of the government and the Ministry of Water Resources to address water scarcity, noting that securing water, protecting the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and facing the water risks facing the country is a collective responsibility. All state institutions and social activities participate in it, and not only the Ministry of Water Resources.
For his part, Minister Mahdi Rasheed valued the president’s continued attention and follow-up to the water file, and provided an explanation for Saleh about the ministry’s workflow and the approved plans to face the water challenges facing the country. Ended 29/R77 https://www.mawazin.net/Details.aspx?jimare=205260
Barham Salih Calls For Regulating Water Relations With Neighboring Countries Through Dialogue
Posted On2022-09-13 By Sotaliraq The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, called for regulating water relations with neighboring countries through dialogue, stressing that water security is an integral part of Iraqi national security.
A statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic, on Monday (September 12, 2022), stated that Iraqi President Barham Salih stressed that “the water file is a top priority in the country and an integral part of national security.”
Saleh met at Al-Salam Palace in Baghdad, Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, and they discussed water security and the challenges facing the country.
“The water file is a top priority in the country and an integral part of national security,” Saleh said, referring to “the severe climatic changes that are afflicting the country, the region and the world.”
He pointed out that “the need to continue the strategic plans developed in this regard and to initiate the initiative to revive Mesopotamia, and that addressing climate change should be a national priority.”
The Iraqi president saw the importance of “regulating water relations through dialogue with neighboring countries in accordance with the principles of good neighborliness and taking into account the interests of all without harming Iraq,” praising “the efforts of the government and the Ministry of Water Resources to address water scarcity.”
Barham Salih told the minister that “securing water, protecting the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and confronting the water risks facing the country, is a collective responsibility in which all state institutions and social activities participate, and is not limited to the Ministry of Water Resources.”
In this context, the low water level of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, drought and lack of rainfall forced thousands of farmers in central and southern Iraq not to use their agricultural lands, and at a time when environmental organizations warned of the complete drying of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers by 2040, the Ministry of Water Resources said that this year, one of the driest years since 1933.
According to the Ministry of Water Resources, the percentage of water received from Iran decreased from 7 billion cubic meters to zero, while Turkey releases less than 20% of the water to Iraq.
Besides the drought, the construction of 14 dams by Iran and the reduction of water releases by Turkey have led to the current crisis in Iraq.
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Parliamentary Finance (Document) Calls On The Cabinet Secretariat To Amend The Contracts And Lecturers Decision
Shafaq News / The Parliamentary Finance Committee demanded today, Monday, the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to amend Resolution (315) of 2019, while it raised the recommendations of its meeting with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance in this regard.
“We refer to you the recommendations of the Finance Committee in its meeting today, Monday, in a meeting with the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance regarding the procedure, contracts and lecturers after the date of 10/2/2019,” the Head of the Finance Committee, Representative Mahasin Hamdoun Hamed, said in a document that she addressed to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and obtained by Shafak News Agency.
The representative indicated that the meeting resulted in “an amendment of Resolution (315) to ensure that the procedure, contracts and lecturers after the date of 2/10/2019 are covered by the provisions of this decision, and direct all state institutions that terminated the contract with the female slave to them after this date to cancel the termination of the contract for violating the laws
On September 10, 2022, Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi announced the obligation of the Ministry of Finance to confirm the lecturers, contracts and daily procedure, and to cancel previous circulars of the ministry that “violate” the Food Security Law.
The deputy of the Progress Party, Muzahim Al-Khayyat, expressed in a document submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives his “astonishment at the uncles of the Ministry of Finance for excluding contractors from some ministries, including higher education and scientific research,” while the Speaker of Parliament called for “intervention and approaching the Prime Minister to instruct the Ministry of Finance by canceling these uncles.
On September 6, 2022, the Ministry of Finance announced the suspension of all contract appointments and lecturers for the owners of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, after two decisions were issued on 2/10/2019, while a document quoted the Director General of the Administrative and Financial Department in the Ministry, Asaad Ghani Jihad, explaining that ” Otherwise, the universities will bear the legal, administrative and financial consequences.” LINK
The Minister Of Labor, Salar Abdul Sattar Agency, Announces The Release Of The Salary Of The Full-Time Appointee For The Month Of August
Iraq 13:37 – 09-13-2022 Today, Tuesday, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Salar Abdul Sattar announced the release of the full-time employee’s salary for the month of August in accordance with the Emergency Support Law for Food Security and Development.
The head of the Authority for the Care of Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs in the ministry, Ahmed Hadi, said in a statement, “The authority has completed the technical and financial procedures to release the salaries of the full-time appointee for the month of August for the beneficiaries whose electronic MasterCard cards were issued for the month of August 2022.”
He called on “the beneficiaries to go to the outlets approved by the banks (Al-Rafidain, Al-Rasheed, and Ashur) to receive their salaries after completing the procedures and informing them by the banks.”