TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Sunday 3-17-2024

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CandyKisses:  A representative stresses the importance of legislating the law on removing foreign forces

Information / Baghdad.. 

Today, Sunday, a member of the House of Representatives, MP Muhammad Al-Ziyadi, stressed the necessity of legislating a law to remove foreign forces from Iraq.

 Al-Ziyadi told Al-Maalouma, “The removal of foreign forces of all types and names has become a national demand, and that legislating the law to remove these forces is binding on all political forces, and it is not limited to a specific group or component.”

He added, “The presence of these forces in Iraq violates national sovereignty, so legislating the law to remove foreign forces has become a national necessity.”

He pointed out that “the political forces have authorized the Sudanese government and granted it full powers to manage discussions with the international coalition led by the United States of America to schedule the withdrawal, stressing the importance of “legislating the law to be supportive of the government in its negotiations.”

CandyKisses:  Strike in Sulaymaniyah traffic due to delayed payment of salaries

Baghdad Today – Sulaymaniyah

An informed source reported on Sunday (March 17, 2024) that Sulaymaniyah governorate traffic employees boycotted work due to the delay in paying their salaries.

The source said in an interview with “Baghdad Today” that “according to information, the employees of the Sulaymaniyah Traffic Directorate announced, this morning, a strike from work.”

“The reason for the boycott is the delay in the payment of their salaries, despite the money being sent by Baghdad,” he said.

This strike is not the first of its kind, as the employees of the Sulaymaniyah Traffic Directorate announced, on Sunday (January 28, 2024), a strike from work, and the work and transactions of citizens have stopped, due to the non-payment of salaries.

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CandyKisses:  Within a week. Iraq’s oil exports to the US decline

Economy News – Baghdad

The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced on Sunday that Iraq’s oil exports to the United States have declined over the past week.

“The average US imports of crude oil during the past week from 8 major countries amounted to 4.691 million barrels per day, down by one million and 92 thousand barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 5.783 million barrels per day,” a management table showed.
“Iraq’s oil exports to the United States amounted to 93,000 barrels per day last week, down by 83,000 barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 176,000 barrels per day,” she said.

“The most oil revenues for America during the past week came from Canada at a rate of 3.458 million barrels per day, followed by Mexico with an average of 303,000 barrels per day, and from Brazil at a rate of 272,000 barrels per day,” the administration said.

According to the table, “the amount of US imports of crude oil from Saudi Arabia was at a rate of 265,000 barrels per day, from Nigeria at a rate of 132,000 barrels per day, from Ecuador at a rate of 102,000 barrels per day, and from Libya at a rate of 66,000 barrels per day.”

According to the table, the United States did not import any quantity from Colombia and Russia.

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CandyKisses: Investment confirms the adoption of a new method in new residential cities and clarifies its details

Economy News – Baghdad

The National Investment Authority confirmed  that Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani provided full support to Hanwa Company for the completion of the city of Bismayah, and while it counted the new housing projects to be established in Baghdad, it confirmed the adoption of a new method and clarified its details.

The official spokesman for the National Investment Commission, Muthanna Al-Ghanmi, said in a statement reported by the official news agency, and seen by “Economy News”, that “the Commission signed a contract with the Korean Hanwha Company under the auspices of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani to complete the city of Bismayah, and this contract was a gateway to the real start of the return of business within the city,” indicating that “the city is considered one of the largest development and investment projects in Iraq and includes more than 100 thousand housing units.”

He added that “the number of inhabited units is 20,000 units,” noting that “there are 9,480 new housing units distributed ready-made and completed to citizens, and the number of 1,440 units remained, of which more than 8,000 units.”

He stated that “the authority announced in more than one meal the names of those eligible to receive these housing units for applicants to purchase units in the years 2021, 2022, the first month and the second month of 2023,” explaining that “the company’s president provided the Prime Minister with full readiness to complete the new housing units, which number 70,000 housing units.”

He stressed that “meals will be announced from the names of those eligible successively, up to the last housing unit of the final total of more than 8,000 housing units currently working on,” noting that “after that we will move to the new contract for the implementation of 70,000 housing units and thus complete the picture with a hundred thousand housing units for the Bismayah city project.”

He stated that “Hanwa Company has solid projects and works in several countries, through the establishment of units and major projects in the residential and non-residential sector and even electric power plants through waste incineration technology and investment,” pointing out, “It is one of the companies that entered Iraq at a difficult time and deserves all support, as the Prime Minister pledged to support this company as long as there is achievement, accuracy and great satisfaction by citizens.”

He pointed out that “the residential city of Al-Jawahiri was announced, and the National Investment Commission announced last June the city of Ali Al-Wardi, where the tenders were opened last August, and were referred to the companies that won the bids and analyzes according to the conditions and specifications mentioned in the announcement.”

“There are residential cities announced in Baghdad, namely Bismayah, New Sadr City, New Jawahiri City and New Ali Wardi City, as well as 15 cities distributed across all provinces from north to center and south,” he said.

He stressed that “the National Investment Commission will announce investment opportunities immediately after the completion of the procedures related to surveys, land acquisitions and auditing,” pointing to “the adoption of a new investment method by the Prime Minister and the Chairman of the National Investment Commission in new residential cities, including the city of Ali Al-Wardi, which will include from 120 to 150 thousand housing units, as it will grant 25 percent of its units to the state for free, including it will be distributed to citizens in two parts, either free of charge for vulnerable and vulnerable groups, and another part in installments over a long term of 20-25 One year, while the rest of the housing units will be for the investor and the company.”

He stated that “the state will intervene by setting prices to prevent the process of speculation and gain at the expense of the citizen,” noting that “this method has not been raised since the establishment of the Investment Authority and the legislation of its law in 2006