Ministry of mining and industry: national industry working without developing plan for the past ten years, administrative and financial corruption because of weakness of Iraqi industries.


  Iraqi minister of mining and industry engineer MOHAMMED SHIYAA ALSODANY  stated that the corruption is one of the main reasons contribute in disabling national industry in addition to other reasons like absence of vision and support weakness, showing that central social system before 2003 was controlled all sectors including industry sector so there are huge infrastructure of factories and companies in all over Iraqi provinces in the shadow of governmental  attitude toward the market economy after 2003, this shift was not counted with clear plan with series of procedures but was like a hybrid economy gathering between social and economical system

ALSODANI said in press conference to the reporter of Press newspaper that the amounts which previously allocated for Ministry of mining and industry within investment plans for federal budget for the last ten years was 3 trillion and 444 billion Iraqi dinar , when the ministry  companies had signed about 121 investment contract with participation with local and foreign companies adding the amounts had been paid as salaries during the same period which reach to 13 trillion dinar, referring to not using those amounts positively shares in developing industrial situation in the country because of the squandering of money and not using those amounts properly.

ALSODANI said that supporting national industry during the last ten years was not according to studied plan and in the same time the private sector did not supported to be partner to move the national economy from centralization to market economy.

Confirming that private sector needs a real support not only unimplemented decisions and speeches.

Disabled Pharmaceutical Companies

Concerning the pharmaceutical companies, ALSODANI confirms that there are several measures concerning the assignment of Medicine Company contracts, pointing that GAYATH SAKHTAN

Company for investment the It led to a decline in Samarra pharmaceutical co

mpany so that it cannot enter partnership with specialized local companies since 2012, or production of new pharmaceutical products. Stressing the protection of the national product and not leaving the market on this case, noting the difficulty of obtaining the amount of contracts concluded by the Ministry of Health with them.

  Adding that “there must be flexibility in the process of import of raw materials in addition to the process of downloading a new products as well as the tightening of interest by the Iraqi Ministry of Health to take care of the public sector to give many contracts from which increased the contracting with pharmaceutical companies and concluded with the Iraqi Ministry of Health does not exceed $ 10 million a year does not exceed 1%.

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 The Iraqi minister of industry starts his speech about Iraqi industry development in several points hardly helps in the development of the economy and industry alike

  • anti-flooding the market, With the promotion of protection for products that add value less than 25%

  • Oblige the Ministry of Oil to provide the required support to national industry through various types of fuel for securing public and private sector with low and subsidized prices, the Cabinet  will follow-up implementation

  • Oblige the Ministry of Electricity to provide national industries with electricity at subsidized prices, the Cabinet will follow-up implementation.

  • Cabinet , the State Consultative Council and parliament committees each according to his duties and competence to speed up the rules and regulations under the relevant industrial sector The proposed laws, including the:

  • Amendment of metal Investment Law No. 91 of 1988

  • amendment  of industrial Investment Law No. 20 of 1998

  • Amendment the law of supporting small enterprises and income-generating No. (10) of 2012

  • Industrial Estates Act.

  • Renewable Energy Law

  • The Ministry of Minerals and Industry seeks to reduce production costs in the public sector factories to support the domestic price of the product, with the necessity to apply the standards in the production and marketing by companies And follow-up its update , the adoption of manufacturing and quality standards and to obtain ISO certification for national products.

  • The Ministry of Minerals and Industry and the parliamentary Committee economy and investment to reconsider the legislation in force (of the laws, regulations and instructions), aims for proposing amendments to the crisis, including contributing to the smooth flow of marketing of local industrial products produced by the public and private sector.

  • The Ministry of Minerals and Industry to revive military industries in Iraq to bypass the import and depletion money because of military spending.

  • The need to engage and attract foreign expertise to achieve the set goals and to contribute to the development of the industrial base

  • The Ministry of Finance and the concerned authorities committed to activate working in texts stated in the customs tariff law No. (22) for 2010 , the fees will contribute in raising the competitiveness of the Iraqi product

  • Iraqi Media Network and various state media’s commitment to adopt a national initiative and professional ongoing promotional advertising supporting national product depends on the cadres of the producing companies in coordination with the productive enterprises in the public , mixed and private sector, Aims to increase consumer appetites upon, and the piece active role posed by the media in this area, and the contribution of other different local media in this campaign within the framework of the high sense of responsibility towards the national product.

  • The Ministry of Minerals and Industry and in coordination with other relevant authorities approved the development of national industries on the initial available locally and provides all its supporting facilities.

  • The Ministry of Minerals and Industry, in coordination with the National Investment Commission and other relevant authorities to put a national strategy to encourage investment in the productive sectors and announce them so as to promote the best use of local resources and increase national production

  • Facilitating the allocation of land for the establishment of investment projects by the competent ministries, provinces and other relevant authorities.

  • The competent ministries authorized representatives in the single window the required authority to facilitate the investment license process.

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What industry may care of to develop its capabilities and development?
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Does The Ministry of Minerals and Industry revive military industries in Iraq to bypass the import and depletion money because of military spending?

 With the need of using foreign expertise and attract them to achieve the set goals and to contribute to the development of the industrial base.

When the companies will be questions for applying the standards specifications in the production, marketing and follow-up its update, the adoption of good manufacturing quality standards to obtain ISO certification for national products.

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In your opinion, what is the obstacle in front of the Ministry of Industry to develop the pharmaceutical industry?
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