Alsumaria News / Baghdad, Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, Tuesday, that Iraq is working to amend the investment law based on the observations of foreign investors, in what was considered that the leaders of the blocks may disagree politically,
but they agree in the views on the economic side. Hashemi said to the Conference of Anbar province held today in Istanbul, said that “what is happening in Iraq today is a real progress in the security file compared to what happened during the past years,”
noting that “Iraqi leaders if they differed politically will not differ in the economy, investment, or any law or decision concerning the encouragement of investment in Iraq . “
He also added that “the law on investment in Iraq was released in 2006 and was revised during the year 2009, and today we are working to modify the basis of observations investor outside himself and not only on the observations the Iraqi side,”
adding that “Iraq agreed today to encourage foreign investment it and provide all the guarantees and the prerequisite for success in it. “
Al Hashimi that “the risks faced by investors outside of Iraq is shrinking over time due to the improvement being in the security situation,” pointing out that “those who are still hesitant to invest in the country may miss the opportunity if they remain on the their position is. “
The Vice President of the Republic that “Iraq can provide the ground and a good environment to invest in it, and there is a chance to review all the legislation on investment and systems to facilitate the task of the investor of State,” adding that “investment opportunities in Iraq is much better than that of the world.”
Al Hashimi that “this openness and flexibility, provide opportunities and aware of the conditioning situation in Iraq in line with the requirements of the success of any investment,” stressing “the existence of restructuring of the Iraqi economy.” He called Hashemi business and investment companies to the World “actively contribute to the development process and ages that will be witnessed Iraq during the next phase that will improve its relations of State with the countries of the world. “
Hashemi was arrived in Turkey on Monday (24 October now) to care for the investment of Anbar, which aims to open new horizons for investment in the province at all levels, especially oil and natural gas as well as to inform companies on projects of industrial cities which will be announced during the conference. participate in the conference which is held in the Turkish city of Istanbul for the period from 24-26 October 2011 present,
some 340 companies from different countries, including U.S. companies, Canadian, European and Asian, as well as local, Arab, to take advantage of investment opportunities available in Anbar and the facilities provided by the Iraqi government to investors.
The size of the investment in the province reached during the year 2011 the current two billion U.S. dollars, were distributed among several sectors, including housing, agriculture, industry, and is expected to double this number During the year under plans drawn up by the Investment Commission of Anbar to create many of the industrial cities of Ramadi and him and the Heat.
and Iraq’s parliament approved in October 2006 Iraqi investment law, which it was said at the time that he would open the doors wide open to foreign investment, due to introducing a lot of facilities for foreign investors, many foreign companies are still hesitant because of fears that the security situation is stable in Iraq, adding that the law did not give investors the right to ownership of the property the project, and equated the Iraqi investors and foreign, in each of privileges, with the exception of real estate ownership,
It could be the foreign investor to rent the land for 50 years, renewable, according to paragraph 11 of the Investment Law. It is incumbent upon investors to submit their projects for the National Commission for Investment, or the Investment Commission of the region, or province, to get investment licenses, and can apply for leave of investment to “Circle of One Stop Shop”, developed by the National Investment Commission, and authorized to inform the final decision of the investor within 45 days, to eliminate administrative red tape in granting investment license.