Secretary-General of the Cabinet, Hamid Al-Ghizi, directed Thursday government agencies to expedite development and constructional projects in Muthanna Governorate, while indicating that discussions with the Saudi side are continuing to open the Jamima border- crossing.
The General Secretariat of the Cabinet stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "Al-Ghizi received the sheikhs and dignitaries of Al-Muthanna Governorate, to listen to their demands regarding the development of the governorate's reality."
He indicated that "many local and foreign companies are seeking to invest in the province, and that the government is looking into it to employ the largest possible number of manpower, with the aim of reducing unemployment levels among young people in the province," noting that "the government is continuing discussions with the Saudi side, to open Jamima border-crossing, because of its importance in developing the governorate's economy.
For their part, the sheikhs and dignitaries of Al-Muthanna called for "accelerating the payment of farmers' dues, as the Secretary-General confirmed the Prime Minister’s directives to pay the dues after the Cabinet voted on the emergency food security support law."
The sheikhs and dignitaries also expressed their "willingness to cooperate with foreign investment companies, provide them with full support, and prevent the failure of their presence in the province, due to the effect of undermining unemployment indicators."