Prime Minister, Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Sudani, chaired the 9th regular session of the Council of Ministers. During the session, the Council of Ministers discussed the general situation in the country and the most prominent issues as well as the items on the agenda, and issued several decisions:
The Council of Ministers began the session by reviewing the security situation in Kirkuk Governorate following the security breach that led to the martyrdom of several heroes of our armed forces. The Minister of Interior presented a briefing about the incident and the measures taken to prevent such security breaches.
To support vulnerable groups and give internally displaced persons the utmost importance, the Prime Minister directed the Ministry of Trade, in cooperation with the private sector companies supporting the ministry, to prepare food and aid packages that include (22) items, and distribute them to the IDPs camps in Nineveh Governorate (Al-Khazir, Hassan Sham, Esan, Yuto, Mam Rashan).
Following the orders of His Excellency the Prime Minister to support the poor and people with limited income, and based on the government program, the Council of Ministers decided to add and increase the food ration shown in the table below for the poor, people with limited income and those covered by social protection network.
In its agenda, the Council of Ministers discussed the efforts made by the engineering and service effort team and providing services to disadvantaged residential areas. To achieve the main objectives of the team, which are in line with the government program, the Council of Ministers approved the following:
To continue work on the development of the capital, Baghdad, and to improve its services, the Council of Ministers decided the following:
– Extending Council of Ministers Decisions (377 of 2021 and 214 of 2022) regarding authorizing the Mayoralty of Baghdad to directly implement and divide work for projects to develop shops and streets in the capital, Baghdad, within the federal operational budget for the next fiscal year until the end of 2023.
The Council of Ministers discussed the work mechanisms of the Iraqi Drilling Company and ways for overcoming the obstacles facing its work, as the Council approved the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Energy (50 of 2022) according to the following:
– Renewing the exemption of the Iraqi Drilling Company from the two methods of contracting (single offer and direct contracting) set out in the instructions for executing government contracts (2 of 2014) to enable the Ministry of Oil companies to contract drilling and reclamation work by the Iraqi Drilling Company for being exclusively specialized in this field.
During the session, there was a discussion of the Basra refinery project in its fourth phase and its basic requirements, as the Council of Ministers approved the following:
The Council of Ministers discussed other topics on the agenda and issued the following decisions: