TNT – “Tidbits From TNT” Wednesday Morning 11-8-2023


Tishwash:  The government is reviewing the latest offers from international companies to implement projects in Al-Faw Port

 Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani chaired the fifth meeting of the Supreme Committee for the implementation of the development road project and the Grand Al-Faw Port.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, a copy of which was received by {Al-Furat News}, said, “The meeting witnessed the hosting of the Italian consultant who presented the economic feasibility study for the three projects, which include the Al-Faw port project, the docks and attached yards, the associated railway project, and the land road project and its details.”

The statement referred to “a review of the latest measures taken and offers submitted by reputable international companies to implement the project.”  link

Tishwash: An American official from Erbil: Passing the oil and gas law is a priority for Washington

The new US consul in Erbil, Mark Straw, confirmed on Tuesday that addressing the revenue problem and passing the oil and gas law will be Washington’s priorities and agenda in Kurdistan.

A statement from the Ministry of Natural Resources, the regional government, said, “The Acting Minister of Electricity and Natural Resources, Kamal Muhammad Salih, received today the American Consul General in the Kurdistan Region, Mark Straw.”

The statement added, “The Minister of Electricity and Natural Resources thanked the United States of America for its role in resuming oil exports to the Kurdistan region, following up on solving oil and gas problems, expanding investment, and approving the federal oil and gas law with the Kurdistan region.”

In turn, the American Consul confirmed, “We are closely following the process of resuming oil exports and we know that the suspension of oil has had a negative impact on revenues and citizens, and that addressing the revenue problem and passing the oil and gas law will be among the priorities of Washington’s policy and agenda.”

He expressed his “happiness with investing in the electricity, energy and oil sectors.” link


CandyKisses:  Minister Hasan: We Have 28 Hospitals Under Construction

Economy Baghdad News

Health Minister Saleh al-Hasnawi announced on Tuesday the direction to rehabilitate Fatima al-Zahra Hospital in Habibiyah, Baghdad, and between 28 hospitals under construction, he confirmed the introduction of about 2000,<> new beds into service.

Al-Hasnawi said, in an interview conducted by the official news agency and seen by “Economy News”, that “the government and health program witnessed in the first year of the government’s life a good rate of achievement, including the opening of Al-Sayyab hospitals in Basra, and the martyr wise in Maysan with a capacity of 492 beds each, and the Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematology Hospital in the Medical City with a capacity of 125 beds, and Al-Hadba Hospital in Mosul with a capacity of 85 beds, and Al-Hayat Hospital for the treatment of addiction patients with a capacity of 125 beds, in addition to the Children’s Hospital in Karbala. Holy Phase II with a capacity of 200 beds.”

Al-Hasnawi added, “We have introduced specialized centers for service, including the Fallujah Center for Burns, and the Fallujah Center for Cardiac Surgery, and we have also introduced special lobbies in most provinces related to isolation lobbies for communicable diseases, and we have also opened cancer centers, the most important of which is the Wasit Center for Cancer Diseases, which is an integrated center that provides diagnostic and therapeutic services, in addition to the rehabilitation of hospitals in the provinces, and the full rehabilitation of Tikrit, Ramadi and Kadhimiya hospitals, and the Medical City in Baghdad, the most important of which is the surgical emergency lobby with two operating halls and diagnostic rooms, which received the year. The past thousands of patients, and conducted in this hall hundreds of surgeries, in addition to the rehabilitation of Al-Kindi Hospital, and Ibn Al-Baladi Hospital, and now there is rehabilitation work for Yarmouk Hospital,” pointing out that “Fatima Al-Zahra Hospital in the Habibiya area is on the gates of rehabilitation in addition to building in a large number of hospitals in Baghdad and the provinces.”

He stressed that “the ministry has 28 hospitals under construction, 20 of which are in the governorates, where the ministry introduced this year of the government’s life 1650 new beds for health services, and introduced more than 300 beds for dialysis, and introduced cancer centers Department of rehabilitation and modernization of devices, and the department of introducing new cancer centers,” noting that “the first phase was good, but our ambitions are greater, and we are moving the government program at a faster pace considering that the budget continues for next year, and there is no budget 1/12 that hinders work at the beginning of the year.”

Regarding the program related to the establishment of health centers, Al-Hasnawi explained that “this year we introduced 27 main health centers, 16 sub-centers and quite a few health houses, and we also converted the system of 45 health centers to the family medicine system, and we introduced 64 popular clinics to service, and we introduced two new pharmacies to service, and there are a large number of devices that have been installed.”

“In the coming year 2024, the Ministry of Health will achieve more with the efforts of the ministry’s employees and the cooperation of all, in addition to the cooperation of the supporting ministries and the role of positive media, all of which have combined efforts to serve the citizen,” he said.

He pointed out that “the diagnosis of negatives by the media to deliver a message to officials in the ministry is one of the important factors for evaluating work,” calling on “the media to be accurate in reporting the facts, because they are reform steps.”