Con­trac­tors Ask the Gov­ern­ment to Shut off the Black­list

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By: Ni­var Mah­mood

Min­istry of Plan­ning of the KRG, due to a re­quest from a few min­istries, put some com­pa­nies and a con­trac­tor in the black­list. The Union of con­trac­tors has re­quested to drop the penal­ties of the black­list. Be­cause of the num­ber one act of the Par­lia­ment of 2007 on reg­is­tra­tion of com­pa­nies, after the rec­om­men­da­tion of the reg­is­tra­tion com­mit­tee and the clas­si­fi­ca­tion of the con­trac­tors in the min­istry, th­ese com­pa­nies en­ter the black­list on the re­quest of the coun­cil of min­is­ters, gov­er­norates and the in­ter­ested par­ties. Ac­cord­ing to a writ­ten state­ment by Plan­ning Min­istry that was pub­lished on the 18thof Au­gust, it has been men­tioned that due to the re­quest of the Premier­ship of the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters and gover­norate of Su­laimenyeh, ZAM Company has been put on the black­list for the pe­riod of two years since it has aban­doned four projects.

Ac­cord­ing to other doc­u­men­tary ev­i­dence by the min­istry, the Min­istry of Higher Ed­u­ca­tion and Sci­en­tific Re­search has re­quested to en­ter Chi­way Saru Company into the black­list for the pe­riod of six months be­cause of not fol­low­ing up with the con­tract>s con­text of Ra­parin Univer­sity and abandoning the project.

The def­i­ni­tion of the black­list ac­cord­ing to the Min­istry of Plan­ning is a list of firms and con­trac­tors that are vi­o­la­tors. They have ei­ther vi­o­lated stip­u­la­tions when work­ing on the project or re­fus­ing to sign the agree­ment after the writ­ten state­ment has been ap­proved and the con­trac­tors were in­formed. The pro­ce­dure of putting one on a black­list is done by the Min­istry of Plan­ning af- ter the process of all the needed re­search is done by the clas­si­fi­ca­tion of con­trac­tors com­mit­tee and the min­istry>s ap­proval of its pro­posal.

Rz­gar Diza­yee, mem­ber of board of higher union of con­trac­tors of Kur­dis­tan, an­nounced that ac­cord­ing to the laws, a con­trac­tor or a firm which does not abide by an agree­ment at any­time will be put on the black­list. How­ever, be­cause of the fi­nan­cial sit­u­a­tion of the present, all penal­ties should be sus­pended and the black­list as well. More­over, the fi­nan­cial and eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion has af­fected the con­trac­tors to a great ex­tent. The statis­tics of the Min­istry of Plan­ning shows that up to late 2013, more than 50 firms of lo­cal and for­eign ones have been en­tered in the list. Mr. Diza­yee also men­tioned that through the com­mit­tees of con­trac­tors union they follow up with the cor­po­ra­tions that have re­cently been en­tered in the list. Fur­ther­more, he men­tioned that in ad­di­tion to th­ese two firms that are men­tioned above oth­ers are also on the list.

Union of Con­trac­tors of Kur­dis­tan has more than 300 mem­bers in Hawler, Su­lay­maniyeh, Duhok and Garmyan. In gen­eral, 18,000 com­pa­nies have been regis­tered in the Min­istry of Trade and In­dus­try. More­over, there are 3000 projects un­der­taken by con­trac­tors in the Kur­dis­tan re­gion and 70% of them have been stopped due to this fi­nan­cial cri­sis. Mr. Di­azyee said that 200 com­pa­nies have an­nounced their bank­ruptcy in Su­lay­maniyeh alone.

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