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CandyKisses:  Demonstrations and strikes from work. Delayed payment of salaries paralyzes movement in Sulaymaniyah

Baghdad today – Baghdad

Today, Sunday (September 3, 2023), a local source reported that a number of government departments in Sulaymaniyah Governorate have gone on a general strike.

The source told “Baghdad Today” that “the electricity departments, the educational hospital, and the land registry office started a general strike because of the delay in paying the salaries of employees with their entry into the month of September and not receiving their salaries for the month of July until now.”

In the same context, the source confirmed that “the free lecturers in Sulaymaniyah organized a protest to demand their appointment to permanent staffing.”

He added, “The protesters threatened to escalate if their demand was not implemented by the concerned authorities.”

Tishwash:  Al-Sudani sponsors the signing of an agreement with the International Finance Corporation to develop and rehabilitate Baghdad International Airport

Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani sponsored, this morning, Sunday, the signing of a pioneering agreement with the International Finance Corporation / IFC, to develop and rehabilitate Baghdad International Airport, where the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority signed on the Iraqi side.

The agreement includes, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, a copy of which {Euphrates News} received, “the provision of the international corporation with an integrated investment portfolio that includes how to expand, finance, operate and maintain the international airport, raise the efficiency of its facilities and safety factors, and upgrade its services, to comply with international standards for airports in the world.” through a specialized international company.

Al-Sudani stressed, “This agreement is one of a series of agreements that will be concluded with the private sector, which will take the role of partner in developing infrastructure for various vital sectors in Iraq, within an economic vision that extends to 2030, that enhances the infrastructure needed for the sustainable development of the Iraqi economy.” .

He stressed that the government has given importance to the Baghdad International Airport file. Because it represents a civilized interface that represents Iraq and its people, and that falls within the framework of an integrated vision that includes all airports and is also based on diversifying means of transportation and interconnection with countries in the region and the world.

The agreement includes that the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide consultations on the path of developing the role of the private sector, and strengthening its entry into the arena of public services, in partnership with the public sector, and sectors facing future challenges.

It is noteworthy that the International Finance Corporation has pioneering experiences in the region and the world in the field of airport rehabilitation, as it previously supervised the development and expansion of the most important airports in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, as well as Queen Alia International Airport in the Jordanian capital, Amman.    link


CandyKisses:  Integrity: Detection of manipulation and embezzlement of more than two billion dinars

Economy News _ Baghdad

Today, Sunday, the Investigations Department of the Integrity Commission announced that it had carried out seizures of cases of embezzlement of more than two billion dinars and an injustice in estimating the value of a property to achieve a benefit at the expense of the state in the provinces of Diyala and Wasit.

The department stated in a statement received by “Economy News”, that “the work team of the Diyala Investigation Office, which moved to the Directorate of Real Estate Registration in the province, revealed that the Federation of Trade Unions in Diyala manipulated the amount of buying a property, as the property was purchased for (235,000,000) million dinars only, while the price was fixed in the purchase contract at (2,407,000,000) two billion dinars.”

She added that “the work team of the Wasit Investigation Office monitored that the official of Article (25) of the Law on the Sale and Rent of State Funds in the Directorate of the Municipality of Kut in line with the transaction of selling a residential plot of land with an area of (300 m 2) for an amount not commensurate with its real value, which led to damage to public money,” pointing out that “the official, who is a member of the assessment committee in the municipality, sold the land to his brother for an amount of (35,100,000) million dinars.”

She added that the team monitored the failure of the executor of justice to deduct the percentage of fees amounting to 3% of the amount of an executive file for a property, amounting to (11,000,000) million dinars, explaining that the property was registered in the Real Estate Registration Department, noting the issuance of the decision of the judge of the Investigative Court competent to consider integrity issues in Wasit to present the executive file to the External Audit Division in the Wasit Investigation Office, to clarify the violations, determine the violator and the value of waste in public money.

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