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Communications Minister: We Are Preparing To Launch The First Project In The "Digital Economy"



28th July, 2020

Communications Minister Arkan Shihab Ahmed revealed the launch of the "digital economy" project, while he mentioned a project to install a million cameras in Baghdad.

Ahmed said in a press interview followed by the independent today, Tuesday, “We are preparing soon to launch the first project in (digital economics) in cooperation with the Department of Justice in the Ministry of Justice through the implementation of private or public agencies electronically, through the presence of a device that provides you with a number of windows and then review after The number appearing on the paper appears to complete all the operations related to that, and the possibility of canceling it from anywhere if the citizen so desires.

He added, “The other project is the possibility of booking flights via a mobile phone as it is in the countries of the world and deducting its sums from (Visa Card) and providing internet with the flight and deducting its amount from the card,” stressing that “the cost of providing this service does not exceed 2-3 Dollars. ”

The Minister of Communications pointed out, "The possibility of implementing a new security project for surveillance in the capital Baghdad by installing cameras on a million columns equipped with energy and optical cable," noting that "this project can monitor any terrorist or criminal act or cases of harassment or theft and even tribal and other problems." ”

Ahmed indicated that "the ministry is still working on the FTTH optical cable project, which can connect a lot of services via the landline phone for this project," stressing, "The ministry needs 6-12 months if it starts after the Eid holiday," explaining that " The ministry was able to save 29 million dollars in the "Baghdad Correspondence" project, which was previously suspended, as the ministry has completed 90 percent of it until now. "

The Minister of Communications stressed, "After starting the (shock) operations to eliminate internet smuggling in some governorates, the internet capacity in Nineveh Governorate increased from (half to one term to 9 days), where each equals G10."

He added, "arrest warrants will be issued shortly against 22 people, including 11 people who held a meeting to block the progress of these operations through pressure on influential personalities." The arrest of those personalities and the recognition by some of them of some of those involved in these operations.

This will catch those darn clowns.



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22 percent of Iran's total non-oil exports to Iraq

21:44 - 02/08/2020

The information / Baghdad ..

Ruhollah Latifi, a spokesman for Iranian customs, announced a 40 percent decrease in non-oil exports in the first four months of this year, noting that the total value of non-oil exports amounted to $ 8.7 billion, compared to $ 10.9 billion in imports.

Latifi said that the exports of non-oil goods, with the exception of crude oil, fuel oil and kerosene, in the first four months of 2020 amounted to 30 million and 285 thousand tons, at a value of 8 billion and 713 million dollars, a decrease of about 40 percent compared to the same period last year.

A spokesman for the Iranian Customs also announced a 24 per cent decrease in imports in the first four months of 2020, saying that "the country's imports during this period decreased by more than 24 per cent to reach 10 billion and 922 million dollars, for about 11 million and 793 thousand tons." . ”

Latifi said that China is Iran's largest trading partner in the first four months of this year, adding that “28 percent of Iranian non-oil exports during this period, which weigh 8 million and 469 thousand tons and amount to two billion and 474 million dollars, were to China. In contrast, 25 percent of Iran's imports , which weigh 1.2 million tons, worth $ 2806 million, came from China.

Iraq was the second destination for Iranian exports in the first four months of this year, which accounted for 22 percent of Iran 's total non-oil exports, during this period, and it included six million and 446 thousand tons of goods worth one billion and 965 million dollars. End / 25

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Diyala: The flow of Iranian goods through the Mandali port has created an economic boom

13:50 - 03/08/2020

Information / Diyala ..
A government official in Diyala confirmed on Monday that the activity of the Mandali border crossing with Iran did not stop during the Eid Al-Adha holiday, indicating that the flow of Iranian goods created an economic recovery.
The director of the Mandali side of the agency (90 km east of Baquba) Mazen Al-Khuzai said in a statement to "Information", that "the activity of the Mandali border crossing with Iran in the commercial exchange did not stop during the Eid Al-Adha holiday," noting that "the commercial convoys are still flowing towards the port towards the square Border crossings are entered according to the specified timing on Sunday - Wednesday every week.
Al-Khuza’i added, “The resumption of the Mandali port activity has created a remarkable economic recovery in the past two weeks, as it has provided job opportunities for dozens in addition to its positive impact on different occupations.”
He pointed out that "the port is considered an important economic path", expressing his hope that "there will be a portion of its revenues allocated to financing construction and building projects in Mandali and the surrounding areas." Ended / 25

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Iran announces the export of approximately 19,000 tons of non-oil goods to Iraq

2020-08-04 | 04:05
Iran announces the export of approximately 19,000 tons of non-oil goods to Iraq

Iran has announced the export of 18,884 tons of non-oil goods to Iraq through the Mehran border crossing since last March 20.

The Director General of the Standardization Department in the province of Ilam / Gharb, Mahnaz Hamti, said, "18,884 tons of Iranian goods were exported to Iraq Through Mehran border crossing / West / since the beginning of this year (the Iranian started on March 20).

She added, "Goods exported to IraqIt was evaluated and obtained the necessary licenses to export it, " noting that" these goods were exported after passing the stages of inspection and control by the experts of the Standards Institution in the country. "

Iraq It was in construction equipment. "اقتصاد/353959/إيران-تعلن-تصدير-قرابة-19-ألف-طن-من-السلع-غير-النف?src=rss&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=Rss-articles&utm_term=Rss&utm_medium=Rss-353959

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Ports Authority: seizing forged documents and receipts for the examining company and collecting outside the controls at the Safwan border port

Baghdad / Nina / Border Ports Authority / Safwan Border Port in Basra Governorate announced that two people have been arrested inside the customs campus in possession of documents, documents and connections for the German examining company (Tuv) in order to take them out of the border port.

The commission stated in a statement received by the Iraqi National News Agency / NINA/ A copy of it: "The seizure operation was based on the information of the Iraqi National Security Agency / the office of the Safwan border port to avoid the destruction of forged documents and notebooks and receipts and coverage by transferring them with the original documents returning to all ports of Basra Governorate (Shalamjah, Safwan, Umm Qasr North, Central and South Port ) And taking them out of the border port, and these documents are used to pass the goods with forged conforming certificates and carry out the collection process outside the controls and instructions approved by the Central Agency for Standardization and Quality Control and evading the payment of fees, which causes great damage to the viability of the goods for use as well as the collected wages that would enhance and maximize the state’s resources In addition to protecting the product and the local market from the policy of dumping the market with goods that do not meet the standard specifications.

She added: "The seizures that were placed under the hand came as a result of follow-up, investigation and control, which are receipts for the examining company (receipt voucher) for the year 2018 (92) receipt book and for the year 2019 (62) and for the year 2020 (4), knowing that the fees for technical examination are according to the controls. In the country of origin and not in the border port and through which the goods are described and the validity of the production date and the exceeding of the quantities fixed in the import license by giving one release certificate with the same number to more than one imported material in addition to not handing the receipts to the beneficiary and the presence of these receipts and documents is an economic crime that the law is accountable for. .

She pointed out: "Referring what was seized according to a fundamental report from the controlling authorities consisting of the director of the border port, the officer of the police station in Markaf Safwan, the representative of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, the officer of the Port Protection Force and the representative of the Intelligence Division for the purpose of presenting it before the competent judicial authorities to take the necessary legal measures regarding it."
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Al-Rafidain decides to include the internal affiliates with my predecessor service without interest




6th August, 2020


Al-Rafidain Bank decided, on Thursday, to include the employees of the Ministry of Interior's formations with a Salafi service that is given to the member and deducted from his monthly salary without interest

The media office of the bank said in a statement, which "Al-Eqtisad News" received a copy of, that "the Electricity Police Directorate, the Tenth Border Police Brigade and the Civil Defense Directorate were included with the Salafi service that was launched recently and then deducted upon the employee receiving his monthly salary directly

The statement added, “Affiliates can access the electronic link and apply for the loan directly

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Health: A regional embargo is one way to control the epidemic in the coming period in Iraq

by EditorIraq news1 Hour ago

The Ministry of Health revealed the strategy that will be followed to control the Corona epidemic in the coming period.

The ministry confirmed in a statement that the regional embargo is one of the methods that will be followed to control the pandemic, which will be determined by the epidemiological situation in the areas where the virus is spreading.

The statement pointed out that treatments are not the only solution to control the epidemic, pointing to a weakness in following-up cases of violators of preventive measures in police stations.الصحة-الحظر-المناطقي-أحد-الطرق-للسيطر/

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Border crossings raise non-control caravans at Al-Shalamaja port

المنافذ الحدودية ترفع كرفانات مخالفة للضوابط في منفذ الشلامجة

Friday 07 August 2020 - 16:15

Border crossings raise non-control caravans at Al-Shalamaja port 
Baghdad- Conscious 
The border crossing sought to lift the checkpoints at the Shalamaja border crossing, noting that in order to regulate the work at the ports and enforce the rule of law and the prestige of the state, the border crossings were lifted.
In a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (AAP), al-Haya said that "the Shalamaja border crossing has begun to remove the caravans inside the border crossing and alert others that violate the rules and regulations."
"The authority emphasizes the prevention of any body that is not legally authorized to work on the Sanctuary," she said.
"The measure was made in order to regulate work at border crossings, impose the authority of the law and the prestige of the state on all border crossings, and not to allow unauthorized persons from the agents of the Military Directors, companies or any other entity to be present inside the Sanctuary of The Holy One," al-Haya said.
"The operation to remove the offending caravans was carried out in joint cooperation between the Border Crossing Directorate and the security agencies operating in the port and the supporting forces of the Joint Operations Command," it said.المنافذ_الحدودية_ترفع_كرفانات_مخالفة_للضوابط_في_منفذ_الشلامجة_

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      The average selling price of our blessed oil is 6 to 9 dollars per barrel.
      Therefore, the sale price of oil, estimated in the general budget for the fiscal year, will either range, or is supposed to range (as a personal estimate) between $ 26-30 per barrel.
      This means that the blessed budget deficit will increase .. and that our financial, economic, and social crises will worsen, especially with our disastrous failure to properly deal with the outbreak of the COVID 19 epidemic, and our inability to make a fair trade-off between the death of people “biologically” from the epidemic, and between their death “economically” "As a result of their suffering from worsening unemployment and high rates of poverty among the population.
      This means that the blessed austerity will increase, and the salaries of employees and retirees, and the livelihoods of those with limited incomes, not all blessed, will be the blessed victim of all of this.
      Total salaries of “workers’ compensation ”are estimated at 3.3 trillion dinars per month, while the salaries of retirees are estimated at 1.3 trillion dinars per month, or a total of 4.7 trillion dinars per month (56.4 trillion dinars annually).
      And if these "personal estimates" are logical, or close to the reality of the situation, then this means that the salaries of employees and retirees constitute 56.4% of the total allocations of the state budget for the fiscal year 2020, and this is the highest percentage, or "share" of salaries in the general budgets of countries , Among all the countries of the world.
      Also, as a personal estimate, the government (even if oil prices increase slightly at the end of this year), and even if it is able to continue to pay the salaries of July and August 2020, it may be unable to do so (or that it may face enormous difficulties in "a measure" That) in September 2020 .. and that the situation will become more difficult in the months that follow, unless a “party” provides an urgent “rescue” package, to avoid worse than the government's inability to pay the salaries of employees and retirees, in addition to securing sufficient funds to meet With its basic obligations.
      In the last statement reported by the media about him, the Minister of Finance says: “The approval of the federal general budget for 2020 is excluded” (to be the same in the case of the 2014 budget) .. And that the government is working on preparing for the next year’s budget 2021, where We need 7.5 trillion dinars per month for operating expenses, and we will continue to borrow from local banks to finance salaries and ruling expenses. "And the government may resort to external borrowing to address the financial crisis.
      It is assumed "economically" (and there are those who insist that no single economic law operates in a logical manner in Iraq) that the price of the US dollar rise against the Iraqi dinar, and that we be able to control the rhythm of that rise (if it occurs), so that it has direct and indirect positive effects ..And to avoid as much as possible its negative effects on the economy.
      The exchange rate is one of the “keys” to the solution, but the blessed central bank can still defend the blessed “current” dinar exchange rate, in light of all these blessed “rational” expectations ... and that will continue to happen and happen, until God decides (not The "employers of" politics and economics in this "afflicted" country) ... was done.
      Now, away from the "jurisprudence" and "personal estimates" of the data, we will urge an important, careful and accurate study, prepared by a group of beautiful Iraqi minds, working at the University of Kufa, and in the Central Bureau of Statistics, and issued in May 2020 by a center Al-Rafidain for Dialogue, which is entitled: "A case study: Poverty and living standards in Iraq in light of the repercussions of the Corona crisis" .. Among the most important contents of this study include the following *:
      In January 2020, crude oil export revenue was $ 6.163 billion, at a rate of $ 60,139 per barrel.
      In April 2020, crude oil export revenues decreased to only $ 1.423 billion, at a rate of $ 13.81 per barrel.
      - The volume of gross domestic product achieved in 2019 amounted to about 262.9 billion dollars ... Because of the dual effect resulting from the decrease in oil prices and the decrease in other economic activities due to the effects of "Corona", the volume of this GDP for 2020 may decrease (assuming an average price of oil The amount of $ 30 a barrel, according to the best scenarios, and the closest to logic), to be in the range of 169 trillion dinars only (about 142 billion dollars). This means that this double crisis could cause the GDP of 2020 compared to 2019 to decrease by 36%.
      The number of poor people in 2018 was estimated at 7.4 million, with a poverty rate of 20.5%. According to the 10% income or consumption scenario (which is the "basic case" scenario closest to reality in light of the current crisis), the poverty line in Iraq for 2020 was estimated at 123,200 thousand dinars / person / month. Hence, the poverty rate estimated according to this scenario is 22.8%, and the number of poor people is estimated at 9.120 million poor.
      All this is happening, and Iran's blessed agreement with the big, blessed countries about its blessed nuclear file is subjected to the blessed "tramp" strikes, so that the impact of the strikes on us will be reversed in politics, security, and the economy.
      And for those who ask his traditional question about the "solution" in this "case", there are many solutions that have been presented repeatedly to "decision makers" in this country ... and there are many plans, policies and strategies that have been approved (from the highest legislative and executive levels) And it was all left on the shelf, to be eaten by the dust of neglect, ignorance and forgetting .. Whether we agree or not with the current Minister of Finance, I personally do not think that he needs someone who is “to be seen” in this regard .. Also, he also does not need to sit with a group of Experts and consultants, together, to rediscover the wheel again, to put it under this decaying vehicle called "the Iraqi economy."
      What we need, and what it "benefits" is not more "theories" and "jurisprudence" of experts and advisors ... rather that we have supreme sovereign interests "holy", agreed upon by the political "parties" controlling this country, and defending them fiercely, And with unrelenting political will.
      What we need is that we are aware that we have no alternative to salvation from our complex economic crises, other than comprehensive and radical reform .. and that this reform has a cost .. and that this cost may be very prohibitive .. and we may continue to pay it for five, ten years Next .. We are the ones who do not tolerate delaying paying our salaries for only five days.
      This year 2020 never seems blessed, from its blessed start, until the very moment when it is supposed to be blessed now.
      Three presidencies blessed, Iraqis.
      Mubarak's House of Representatives.
      Blessed government.
      Blessed ministers.
      Mubarak government program.
      But ... with the prices of oil not blessed (externally) .. and with chaos, confusion, and lack of horizon (internally), a lot of things may be unfortunate now, Iraqis.
      Many things will not be okay ... neither in the short term nor in the medium term.
      In the long run, this may happen ... that is, some things may be on Mayram.
      However, many of us will be dead, and they will not be witnesses to that .. in that long term.
      So ...
      beautiful patience ... or beautiful
      desertion ... blessed Iraqis.
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