30 IRAQI COMPANIES AT BIAP BUSINESS
On Monday August 28th, at BIAP
Business Center, a business get-together was conducted to
facilitate Iraqi companies’ efforts to acquire
reconstruction business contracts.
IACCI’s CEO, Mr. Raad Ommar, welcomed the attending
companies’ directors for that purpose. They were about 30
directors (with their assistants) engaged in various fields.
The Director of BIAP Business
Center, Mr. Majid Michael, elaborated on the nature of the
projects targeted for bidding and IACCI’s role at helping
these companies for bidding.
Thereafter, the Provincial
Contracts Office’s representative, Mr. ‘Abbass Khan,
detailed all that is relevant to awards of contracts. He
presented a training lecture to the attendees of the Iraqi
companies with emphasis on registration of such companies at
the Contracts Office and on mechanism for obtaining these
tenders and applications for offers. He illustrated the
simplest correct procedures to be followed in order to avert
any errors or complications in bidding for the contracts for
the goal of not having it rejected by the Provincial
Contracts Office’. He cautioned them not to present gifts of
After the intermission, CDR J
Paul Gentile, MNF-I CJ1/4/8 Sustainment Fusion spoke: “We
work within I-BIZ, It is a program planned to grant lands to
Iraqi businessmen and craftsmen near secure military
locations in order to furnish the MNF-I with their required
supplies" products like plastic spoons and dringing waters.
The role of companies’ owners was distinguished by virtue of
the discussions and queries that followed. After the cited
brief on how to register and participate, the companies
asserted their desire for participation in reconstruction
projects. Others expressed the wish to obtain lands (in Iraq
generally and Baghdad particularly) adjoining to the
American camps’ borders.
Through affording job opportunities to the unemployed and
expanding the business of Iraqi private sector companies.
All concurred of the success of this get-together which will
contribute towards flourishing and stimulation of economy in
Iraq. The Managing Director of Bab-il-Seray Trading and
Contracting Company, Mr.Surri Mejee3d Hesen, expressed his
pleasure for holding it in view of its projected advantage
of ample opportunities to companies to expedite Iraq’s
reconstruction with jobs for the unemployed.
MR. Majid Michael concluded by extending his appreciation
for the attendance of all and confirming to them IACCI’s
concern of all companies wishing to work in reconstruction
and its preparedness to offer all needed services to them.
He wished success in their businesses.