The Ministry of Industry and Minerals holds a meeting to discuss ways to support the cement industry in Iraq
On 16 May 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals held a meeting that included members of the Cement Manufacturers Association in Iraq and representatives of cement companies and plants for the public and private sectors to discuss possible ways and mechanisms to support the cement industry in Iraq, provide requirements for its advancement, and discuss the problems and obstacles that impede the permanence of the work of cement producing factories in the government and private sectors in the presence of Undersecretary for Planning Dr. Muhammad Hashem Abdul Majeed, Director General of the Technical Department in the Ministry, Chairman of the Cement Manufacturers Association in Iraq, Engineer Nasser Idris Al-Madani, Director General of the Investment Department, Engineer Saadi Muhammad Ayesh, and a number of officials in the Ministry.
The meeting dealt with detailed discussions, discussions, and deliberations on the issue of clinker production and the possibility of providing this material to some cement plants in a manner that guarantees the flow and durability of their work and production to support the construction and reconstruction movement and campaigns taking place in the country, especially in the liberated areas. Before the Cement Manufacturers Association in Iraq for the purpose of studying it by the concerned parties in the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, the meeting also included discussing the problem of not providing some cement plants with sufficient electrical energy to operate them and canceling their coverage by programmed parts, as the importance of coordination with the Ministry of Electricity on a mechanism to solve this problem was also emphasized. To the problem of increasing the prices of black oil supplied to cement plants and its negative effects on the production and financial indicators of these plants, as it was agreed that the issue should be followed up with the Energy Affairs Committee of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to overcome this problem and solve it to advance the cement sector in Iraq.