The Minister of Planning discusses with the Turkish ambassador the mechanisms of benefiting from the Turkish loan in financing strategic projects

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The Minister of Planning, Prof. Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, discussed today, Tuesday, with Turkish Ambassador Fatih Yildiz and his accompanying delegation, ways to develop bilateral relations between the two countries in the economic, investment and commercial fields.
The two parties also discussed during the meeting that took place today at the Ministry of Planning, the water file and the priorities of the projects that will be funded from the loan pledged by the Turkish government during the Kuwait Donors Conference, amounting to $ 5 billion, which will be included in the investment budget for 2021, after being discussed during the Turkish President’s visit. Recep Tayyip Erdogan expected to Baghdad.
In addition, the meeting witnessed a discussion of the file of the large hospitals implemented by Turkish companies, and their speedy completion, according to the contracts concluded with these companies.
The Minister of Planning explained to the guest delegation that the Ministry has given top priority to the completion of large hospitals, due to the great need for the health sector for them, stressing that the deadline for the completion of these hospitals will be the first of June of next year, and there will be no extension after this date, stressing that The lagging companies will be dealt with according to Iraqi laws.
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For his part, Turkish Ambassador Yildiz expressed his government's seriousness in completing hospital projects, usually the deadline set by the Ministry of Planning for this issue, a good date, during which Turkish companies will be able to complete the task and hand over the hospitals to the Iraqi Ministry of Health, stressing that President Erdogan's visit to Baghdad will represent An important step in terms of developing bilateral relations, and agreeing to lay down appropriate mechanisms for implementing and financing a number of projects from the Turkish loan.