The Cabinet held its regular meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi.
The Cabinet received a briefing on negotiations led by Iraq’s Ministry of Oil with ExxonMobil and PetroChina on the Southern Iraq Integrated Project.
The Southern Iraq Integrated Project is a mega energy and infrastructure scheme consisting of building oil pipelines, storage facilities and a seawater supply project to inject water from the Gulf into reservoirs to increase oil production and Iraq’s export capacity.
The Cabinet discussed support measures for the agricultural sector with the aim of increasing self-sufficiency and food security in Iraq.
The Cabinet reviewed the successful implementation of the expedited payment scheme to farmers which ensures that they get paid within 48 hours of delivering their wheat harvest to grain marketing centres across Iraq.
The Cabinet also discussed several other initiatives and policies.