Parliamentary Committee: Iraq Is Heading for the Granting of the Powers of Construction and Housing to the Provinces to Fully
|March 24, 2012||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
Baghdad, (Rn) – The Parliamentary Services Committee, the expansion of provincial powers in the Housing Act in preparation for the abolition of the Ministry of Housing and Construction and the granting of federal powers to local provincial councils.
A member of the Committee Ihsan Al-Awadi told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the House of Representatives to grant the establishment of the Directorate General in each province through the Law of Construction and Housing New in preparation to the abolition of the ministry, which has become its useless in addressing the housing problem in the country.”
He said Al-Awadi said, “Work is underway on the order of work of the Ministry of Housing and Construction, originally objected to the survival of by most of the political blocs, in the provinces are temporarily contribute in addressing the housing crisis in the country by expanding the effectiveness of its departments.”
Experts say that Iraq needs more than 20 years to solve partial housing crisis, while the government says the problem will be solved by 2020, after the construction of two million housing units in accordance with international standards adopted by the National Housing Policy.
He pointed out that “the allocations of the Ministry of Construction and Housing does not exceed $ 800 million that is, they can not build two thousand housing units, while the actual need for all the provinces of 3 million housing units, to say the least.”
Objected on the Ministry of Construction and Housing Ministry’s new law to increase the number of public administrations from 21 to 36 body.
He called on the Minister of Construction and Housing Mohammed’s Darraji, President Jalal Talabani not to Almassaqh the law ministry’s new, which was voted on in the House of Representatives recently, stressing that the new law contains a lot of gaps that hinder the work in the Ministry’s projects and creates sagging career a great addition to the conflict of powers.
Economists criticize the Iraqi government’s performance in addressing the housing crisis, because it has no clear strategy to resolve the crisis once and for all, although the government has been able to attract more than 300 foreign companies specialized in construction of housing units in an effort to alleviate the crisis.
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