TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Thursday Morning 11-2-2023

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The Governor of Baghdad announces the imminent launch of applications for contracts for the 150,000 degrees in the budget law

 Today, Wednesday, the Governor of Baghdad, Muhammad Jaber Al-Atta, called on the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to exclude compulsorily licensed contracts from competing in the appointments scheduled to be launched soon.

A statement by the Media and Government Communications Department, received by Al-Iqtisad News, stated that “The Governor of Baghdad, Muhammad Jaber Al-Atta, addressed the Supreme Authority for Coordination between the Governorates in the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, with an official letter for the purpose of excluding employees of regional development contracts in Baghdad Governorate, who number (968) contracts.” Those who were granted compulsory leave, as part of the controls and instructions for appointing the 150,000 contract positions, within the federal general budget scheduled to be launched soon.

He explained, “The demand included that the contract be made directly with that segment, provided that they meet the conditions and according to the database available in Baghdad Governorate, after passing the medical examination procedures   link

Tishwash:  Russian LUKOIL signs an agreement with Iraq to double the production of this field

The Russian company LUKOIL said on Thursday that it had signed an agreement with Iraq related to the West Qurna 2 oil field to improve conditions there and extend a service contract for ten years.

She added that the agreement will gradually double the capacity of the oil field.

West Qurna 2 field is located in the southern part of Iraq , 65 kilometers northwest of Basra, and is considered one of the largest fields in the world.

According to company data, the primary recoverable reserves in the field amount to about 14 billion barrels.

On December 12, 2009, LUKOIL was awarded a contract to develop the West Qurna 2 field.

On January 31, 2010, a services contract for the development and production of West Qurna 2 station was signed, and the contract was approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Iraq.

On March 29, 2014, commercial oil production began in the field.

The field adds the largest additional production growth in Iraq, amounting to 480 thousand barrels per day, from the Mushrif formation, which represents 10 percent of Iraq’s total crude oil production , and 15 percent of Iraq’s oil exports. link

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Tishwash:  Iraq’s unstable conditions prompt the postponement of the “Third Baghdad Conference”

An informed government source revealed, today, Thursday, that the holding of the “Third Baghdad Conference” has been postponed until further notice after it was scheduled to be held at the end of last month.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that the countries participating in the “Third Baghdad Conference” demanded that the conference be postponed due to the unstable conditions Iraq is witnessing due to the escalation of attacks against American forces, and with the fear of an escalation of these attacks and the American response to them, and with warnings from some countries. From traveling to Iraq.

The government source added that the “Third Baghdad Conference” has been postponed until further notice, and no new date has been set for it. The date will be linked to stabilizing the situation and stopping the escalation of the armed factions against the American forces present with a number of Iraqi military forces.

The “Baghdad 2” conference was held on December 22, 2022, at the King Hussein bin Talal Convention Center on the coast of the Dead Sea, after a first session held in the Iraqi capital in August 2021 at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron and Iraq.

The conference was attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, Iraqi Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani, Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, European Union foreign policy official Josep Borrell, who coordinates the Vienna negotiations on the Iranian nuclear file, and Enrique Mora, the European Union coordinator for these talks. In addition to the foreign ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Secretary-General of the Arab League, the Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and a number of other Arab foreign ministers. link

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CandyKisses:  Iran plans to build a railway line with the cities of Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad Today – Follow-up

A source in the city of Sanandaraj (the center of Kurdistan province in western Iran) reported on Thursday (November 2, 2023) the inauguration of the “Hamedan-Sanandaj road” railway.

The source told the Iranian news agency “IRNA”, that “the Hamedan-Sanandaj railway project (western Iran), is one of the development projects that had been approved under previous governments, and the first phase of it has entered into force, starting From Tehran to Hamedan to end 4 years ago, and the second phase linking Hamedan to the city of Sanandaj began two years ago to be inaugurated today, under the auspices of the Iranian president, who arrived in the western province of Kurdistan in the morning. “

According to media reports, “this project is aimed at promoting and facilitating the movement of rail transport within the country, including the transport of passengers and goods to and from western Iran, and its capacity is currently estimated at 300,500 passengers and <>,< > tons per year.”

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi arrived this morning in Kurdistan province to meet with citizens of this western province and follow up on approved and scheduled development projects, including the launch of 16 mega projects.