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20/9/2015

 

a quality management course particularly the writing procedures and participation in organizing the working system for all GBI departments has been opened today in the lectures and courses hall of GBI and the program of the course which will continue for a month has been presented during the day by the lecturers Mr. Mahmoud Hamza Saohail and Miss. Rand Canaan  as they discussed  the work of the first day of the course  though review the organizational structure of the company  . 

Saohail said that the course came to present the modern and developed methods of organizing the working system by present the benefits of the working systems Which it is the basic to develop the current work or on the basis of single- window.  

He clarified that  the benefits of the working systems  came on the basis of the electronic government  and preservation the scientific experiments , he also shows that the benefits of the working systems is to improve the company performance which will lead to reduce the mistakes of the work , as well as, reduce the wastage coasts in time and achievement . 

He added that the benefits of the working systems comes from the principle that involve all in responsibility clearly which lead to encourage  the teamwork in the organization and increase the workers self-confidence , in addition  to reduce the routine.      

He pointed out to an important aspect of the benefits that achieved in the working systems which identified easily the work problems and put solutions to it, as well as, the facility to exchange the information among departments, divisions and units.  

Saohail concluded by saying that the most important benefits is to build strong relationships between the employee and the manger based on trust. 

17/8/2015

 Mr. Saad Faris Alhmdany conveyed the good news of ending the wheat marketing season with great success to minister of trade Mr.Malas Mohamed,saying that we ended the wheat marketing season  today which started in 15 April as thanking ALLAH  for his blessings in our country ,the farmer who make all his  efforts in his land to produce  the wheat and the minister of trade who put all the ministry abilities to serve our company work ,finally we should express our thank to GBI staff who works day and night under all circumstances and endured a lot of difficulties and obstacles  but they success to overcome them  

Alhmdany added that the marketing season was so promising for IRAQ especially the production of wheat this season in which we were able to secure stocks till the start of the next wheat marketing season.

He showed that the received quantities of wheat  made us reached us to the safe line  and  this came as a confirm  to what was announced during the world grain conference in London that IRAQ will  transferred from being an importer country of wheat to an exporter one during the two coming years and he affirmed that the finial received  quantities  have  reached up to 3218378 Three million eighteen thousand three hundred and seventy-eight mts as he pointed out that wassit city still in the lead by marketing  659797 mts ,Arbeel  city 373282 mts ,the other received  quantities have  been distributed as follows :Najif city 133181 mts, Diwanyia city 159923 mts , Babylon city 264298 mts, Nasria city 103772 mts,  Amarah city 87606 mts, Besra city 30086 mts , Semawa city 24029 mts , karblaa city 24516 mts, Alanbar city 182285 mts , dylaa city 136225 mts, Baghdad city 126302 mts , Salhaldeen city 140242 mts , Dohuk city 278186 mts ,Kirkuk city 159927 mts  and Sulyminya city 261159 mts ,finally the liberated  areas of Nineveh city 73465 mts.  

 Alhmdany concluded by saying  that the received wheat matches  the wheat in the world in all its specifications and many successful experiments of grinding and baking have been made  in our sites as white flour  have been produced successfully for the first time.   

 

12/8/2015

 

 GBI organized blood donation campaign in coordinate with the blood bank ,this came as an initiative from the law department / information and documentation branch  in support of the wounded in Iraqi army and heroic Popular Mobilization Forces, as DG  assistances and mangers of GBI branches,   as well as ,units  participated in this campaign.

Local songs which glorify the heroes of our Iraqi forces and their roles to keep the Iraq unit were singed as engineer Mr. Haitham Alkhishaly, DG assistant for technical affairs, said that our donation of blood worth nothing in front  of our heroes sacrifices.

From his side Mr.Ahmed salah Alhijamy, DG assistant for administration  affairs, said that we are offering today  something  worth the sacrifices of our heroes in the battlefield .Ammar Sabree ,one of the donators,  said that our Iraqi  nationality has been united with the blood bond .

The reprehensive of the blood bank was surprised by the great numbers of the donators as their numbers exceed the blood bags provided by the bank  .  

 

9/8/2015

 

Abosikher local mill in Njaif city continues processing local rice challenging the difficult circumstances and lake of equipments of the mill, clarified Mr.Salam Raheem Alfatlawee, manager of GBI  branch in Najif.city  

He said that after rehabilitation and commencing the experimental operating of the mill under supervision of Mr. Abbas Turki, manager of the mill, who has executed the  work with limited equipments as the workers of the mill have committed them selves to stand side by side with DG and GBI board

From his side the engineer A baas Turki said that our work will be continued in spite of  the difficulties, obstacles and lake of equipments in the mill which will continue processing rice and transferring it to the Karbala city as well as Najaf city to be included within the rationing card items . 

At the arrival of 2200mts of Basmati rice located to  the rationing card of Najif city,  Alfatlawee said that this month we will start distributing 1.5 Kg of  Basmati rice and another 1.5 Kg of high quality local rice for each citizen .

 

3/8/2015

 

 Saad Faris Alhamdany, DG of GBI, said that the support of Mr. Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem and his direct supervision of  GBI work had made this year an unprecedented achievement since many years ago  as the marketed quantities reached up to 3128298 mts all over the country and the marketing is still on in the liberated areas in Nineveh.Alhamdany confirmed that the received quantities cover 80% of  the country need  as the received quantities this season are well secured.

He confirmed that the quantities produced last year had reached  up to 3406468 mts but part of these quantities were in  the hand of ISIS gangs to the opposite of this year in which an achievement has been accomplished to achieve self sufficiency and to achieve the main goals of joining the  world wheat exporters union .

Alhamdany stressed that the success  would have not been achieved without the great cooperation presented by the local governmental councils in the country cities and the related directorates which is considered as a success to the citizen who deserves all the best as we secure for him his daily bread

He pointed out that the company has another great work in finding the methods of securing the storing quantities and to preserve the national treasure blessed on Iraq in this critical period experienced by our beloved country

 

3/8/2015

Mr.Ahmed salah Alhijamy DG Assistance met Abdelwahab Ibrahim Alyas, manager of the alternative Nineveh branch in Dohuk, during his tour to check the marketing sites in Kurdistan region. During this meeting which was attended by the managers of the marketing and storages departments the ways to secure continuing marketing smoothly have been discussed to preserve the storage from weather fluctuations after receiving it         

After this meeting he made a field tour in the marketing sites of Misherfa and Einzala and he walked through the gate of the  stores till the sites of discharging and receiving and he met a number of the farmers, peasants and marketers  and listened to their remarks ,opinions and difficulties faced especially after the yards have been filled  with  the marketed wheat as he gave his instructions to the branch management to facilitate these obstacles describing that the efforts done by our employees  as a source of pride

 

27/7/2015

 High committee for marketing decided stop marketing in the cities of Kurdistan region  Sulyminya , Arbeel and Dohak)  at the end of 31/7/2015 ,This came during the 17th session of the committee which was headed by Mr. Ahmed Salah AL_hijemy   DG  assistant ,Saying that we should develop   the company works through out  united cooperation and prepare all the success needs 

AL_hijemy  added that we have a lot of work to be accomplished to present the best by the management of Mr. Saad Faris, the assistants and  GBI departments , as he listened  to the items of the session in which he consternated on discussing the cabinet resolution about   the approval of releasing the payments dues to farmers and peasants for 2014   by addressing the ministry of finance as soon as the cash availability

 Stopping of marketing in Kurdistan cities has been discussed and it  has been decided by consensus that marketing will be ended in 31/7/2015 after the sites have showed that the marketing plan has been successfully executed and the marketing quantities have been decreased  

 

26/7/2015

 

 Mr.Saad Faris Alhamadany requested the cities councils all over the country to contribute actively with GBI southern branches in providing the cover sheets through which the local production of wheat crop can be maintained

He said that the instructions of the high administration in GBI, after ending the marketing season in the middle and southern cities, were strict to all the sites to secure the largest possible quantity of cover sheets before winter. He added that we need the support and contribution of the cities councils to provide the sites with the cover sheets to maintain the received quantities of wheat as this step is considered as an achievement to the marketing season to secure the country need and to preserve this fortune as the food of the people which is a patriotic and humanitarian duty to secure the bread.

 

5/7/2015

 

 Marketing centers of GBI started organizing checks to the wheat marketers for the season 2015 to distribute them to the beneficiaries according to the priority in marketing, clarified MR. Saad Faris Alhamdany, DG of GBI,and he said that the financial department, after obtaining the approval of minister of trade , commenced distributing the first amount to all the sites to start paying all the beneficiaries .  

Alhamdany clarified that the payment is according to those who marketed first as per the number of the marketing cards which were organized from the first amount entered to the sites and depending on this method no manipulation will be occurred in paying checks as those have been organized by series and when the marketer came with his card he will receive his financial rights.

   From his side , MR.Delshad Othman Abbas, manager of Kirkuk branch ,confirmed that accounting unit started its work , as the allocated amount transferred ,in organizing checks in which the marketing cards numbers starts from number 1 and ends with 131 which represent the first payment . 

After asking about the names of the marketers for the first payment, MR.Delshad said that he doesn’t know the names because the organization method has been carried out according to the series of the marketing card.

 On a related level Mr.Mohamed Hameed Fahad, manager of Taji silo in Baghdad,said that the site started organizing according to the series of the marketing cards which ensure justice in payment as it’s a method to close all administration corruption

 Worth mentioning, DG of GBI has announced last week launching the first payment to the farmers and marketers after obtaining the approval of the minister of trade.

 

29/6/2015

Marketing is still continuous in the cities of Kurdistan region , Kirikuk and Tuz in Salhaldeen city besides Baghdad sites (Taji,Dora and Khan dari)which receive  marketed quantities from farmers of Salhaldeen and Alanbar as the marketed quantites have reached, till preparing this news,  up to 2502750 two million mts,announced Mr Saad Faris Alhmdany DG of GBI

He said that the marketed quantities have been distributed as fallows in theses cities: Tuz silo 82400 mts, Kirkuk city 118256 mts, Dohak 178284 mts, Sulyminya 99837 & finally Arbeel 181767 mts  

Alhmdany pointed out that Wassit city is still in the lead in spite of stopping the marketing as the data prepared by marketing department showed that the quantities have reached up to 659797 mts

 

23/6/2015

 

 

Local wheat quantities marketed to the marketing sites in Kurdistan cities reached up to 398645 mts of different kinds of wheat, clarified Mr. Saad Faris Alhamdany, DG of GBI  

He said that the marketed quantities in GBI branches in Kurdistan have been distributed as fallowes:

Arbil 165382 mts , Dohuk 157998 mts and Sulaimaniya 75265 mts.

Alhamdany added that  marketing is still continuous in Tuz silo in Salahaldeen city and Kirkuk silo as the quantity reached up to 77812 mts in Tuz and 107690 mts in Kirkuk 

He revelied that Dora , Taji and Khandari sites in Baghdad   are still receiving wheat marketed from Alanbar and Salahaldeen cities after agriculture departments approval

 On the other hand Alhamdany asserted that the total quantities of local wheat in its different kinds marketed all over the country cities have reached up to 2416767mts

 

16/6/2015

 

 With the stopping of the marketing season in the seven middle and south cities including Baghdad, Diyala and Babylon and its continuous in Kurdistan cities the marketed quantity reached up to 2228949 mts of different types of wheat distributed as follows:

1919697 mts of soft wheat first grade, 135463 mts of soft wheat second grade , 242 mts of hard wheat first grade ,28 mts of hard wheat second grade and 3329 mts of hard wheat third grade.

The total marketed quantity  in Wassit city  was 651850 mts as it took the first place among the other cities as its quantity exceeded the  last year quantity which was 383465 mts  as per the statistic of the marketing department as Salahaldeen city came at the first place in spite of holding the contact with the GBI sites because of the terrorist ISIS  as Salahaldeen city marketed 462784 mts. 

When the marketing season started, Wassit govern rater, Mr.Malik Khalaf Wadee had clarified that the anticipated rate to be marketed was about 600 to 800 thousand mts with the effort made during the marketing season especially the continuous endeavor  to secure the  adequate storing capacity for those  marketed quantities

 

14/6/2015

 

High committee for marketing decides stop receiving the wheat crop from farmers and marketers in the cities and sites of Theqir, Alnajif, Karblaa, Muthanaa, Mysan, Wassit, Dywinyia  Alrfee silo .

DG of GBI and manager of high committee for marketing, Saad Faris Alhamdany clarified that, saying that this decision came after marketing process accomplished successfully in these sites although the difficulties that accompanied the wheat  marketing season represented in securing the storage capacities which accommodate the marketed quantities in most cities which requires to call on all the transport fleet related to GBI that contributed in transporting process of the received wheat in many sites in order to open receipt exits during the marketing season.  

Alhamdany added that the committee has stopped the marketing in Besra city at the beginning of this depending on the branch request.  

He confirmed that this decision came on the light of high marketing committee previewing of the daily marketing rates 

Alhamdany said that the marketing season which started at the middle of April in the middle and southern of Iraq has successfully accomplished in terms of quality and quantity   ;this season was typical because of  the  continuous follow-up and the  direct supervision of the minister of trade ,Mr Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim who honored us  by his visit to Dora silo in Baghdad in the occasion of starting the season .  

He pointed out that the committee decided to continue marketing in Babylon city,Diyala city and Baghdad sites till further notice.  

The receiving process in the following marketing sites is still easily continuous: Tuz silo in Salahaldeen which started marketing in17/5 ,Kirkuk started in 19/5 besides the cities of Kurdistan region which started marketing lately precisely Sulaimaniya and Arbil in 23/5 ,Dohuk in 29/5as the marketed quantities as per the statues of the marketing department were as follows:Tuz 48341 mts,Kirkuk 63403 mts,Sulaimaniya 6449 mts, Arbil 102990 mts and Dohuk 82039 mts and it is expected that the marketing to be continued till the end of July.  

Worth mentioning that GBI, which used to be called Grain Trade Organization and then after it was called the Institution of Grain Trade Organization in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, takes on its shoulder from the sixties of the last century the responsibility of receiving the local production of grain( wheat ,paddy and barley ) as well a other types of grain  from farmers and marketers . In the nineteenth of  the last century and during the economic blockade imposed on Iraq the marketing of grain crops  became compulsory on all farmers and marketers in order to secure the flour item which is one of the rationing card items.

 

10/6/2015

 

DG of GBI held a meeting with Reuters news agency within the activities  of World Grain Conference which was held in London

http://ara.reuters.com/article/idARAKBN0OP0YR20150609

 

10/6/2015

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany delivered a speech of Iraq on behalf  of  the minister of trade engineer Malas Mohamed Abdelkareem in the World  Grain Conference which was held currently in London and it focused on being IRAQ a member  in  the World Grain Board during this period and last periods as  an imported member , the board members are 27 member ,17 of them are imported members and 10 of them are exported members .The speech focused on the  production of wheat from Iraq  which expected to be an exported member during the next two  years as well as they study with the Specialists how to enter the Iraqi wheat into the global exchange.

 

10/6/2015

 

 The quantities of local wheat marketed to the sites of GBI exceeded two million mts as they reached 2005223 mts (two million five thousand and two hundred twenty three mts) in their variant types, said Mr.Haitham Jameel Alkhishalee ,DG assistant for technical affairs.

  He said that the marketing sites in many cities started the receiving which was nearly slight in the middle and south cities which start the season early while Kurdistan region ,which started lately, keeps on receiving the quantities increasingly. 

Alkhishalee revealed that the marketed quantities which reached up to 2005223 mts(two million five thousand and two hundred twenty three mts) as per the statues had been distributed to all the cities except those which are out of the government control ;still Wassit city has abundant production which reached up to 511275 mts which were 36453 mts from Kut silo,140130 mts from the storing complex,108004 mts from ,Alnoamaniya marketing center ,45459 mts from the river sidewalk,82166 mts from Swera airport . 

wheat quantities in Baghdad marketing sites reached up to 290406 mts distributed as follows :Alrsafa silo 169889 mts,Taji marketing site 20622 mts,Dora marketing site 23688 mts and the total marketed quantity to Khandaree marketing site reached up to 76207 mts .

The marketed quantity in Kirkuk city reached up to 59402 mts, Tuz silo in Salahaldeen city reached up to 40632 mts . 

Alkhishalee referred that the total  marketed quantities in Kurdistan cities were  174279 mts  distributed as follows:-  6449 mts in Sulaimaniya  city ,71394 mts in Dohuk ,96336 mts in Arbil city .

 

3/6/2015

 

 Marketed quantities to the marketing centers of GBI rise day after day all over the country cities, announced Haitham Jameel Alkhishalee DG assistant of GBI for technical affairs, and he said that the marketed quantities included all the country cities except those which are out of the government control in Mousel and ALanbar       

 Alkhishalee Clearfield that GBI, after getting the approval of the minister of trade, had granted the chance to open marketing sites in Ainzala and Misherfa  in the liberated areas in Nineveh .During the meeting of the high committee for marketing held yesterday all the departments of GBI have been instructed to give the support to the new administration in Nineveh and to listen to their requests to secure the means of success needed for their work. 

He referred to that the marketed quantities distributed in variant rates as Wassit still at the forefront as the marketing statues ,prepared by the marketing department ,showed that the marketed quantity reached up to 498405 mts .Karbala city came at the last among the other cities with quantity 18046 mts ,on the other hand the manager of Nineveh branch,Abdelwahab Ibrahim said that managers of GBI departments informed that they are prepared to cooperate and give their consultation to make the work of the branch successful.

 

1/6/2015

 

 The unit of quality management, in coordination with the training unit of the planning and following up department, held a workshop of quality management for the managers of GBI at the supervision of Mr.Haitham Jameel Alkhishalee ,DG assistant for technical affairs . 

During this workshop ran by the lecturers Mr.Mahmood Hamza and Mr. Alaa Hussein Hanzal of General Automobiles &Machinery Company( GAMCO ) a general preview of the importance of quality and the role of the reception in making the work of every institution successful had been presented  and requested media to support GBI by securing the storing capacities and building the suitable stores .

 

1/6/2015

 

The working staff in Dohuk branch in Kurdistan region started receiving the local production of wheat crop in the marketing sites of Sheekhan and Rofya ,announced Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI , saying  that the branch started the receiving in 30/5/2015 and the marketed quantities reached up to 9363 mts of wheat  ,Alhamdany added that during our presence in the referred marketed sites we noticed the well organization and the accuracy of the laboratory tests as well as the efforts made and the great support by the offices of the governorate which utilized all the possibilities to make the marketing plan successful according to the disciplines adopted by the high committee for marketing

Alhamdany revealed that the marketed quantity till yesterday reached up to 1546020 mts of wheat in its entire kinds still Wassit city at the first place among the other cities  as far as the marketed quantity is concerned which reached up to 490013 mts as per the marketing department statistic  which were  distributed to the marketing sites in Kut silo (35959)mts ,the storing complex (128385  mts) ,Alnoamaniya marketing center (191107 mts), the river sidewalk (44125 mts),Swera airport (75493mts) and Swera silo (98860mts).

 

31/5/2015

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI ,concluded a tour checking the marketing sites in the cities of Kurdistan region as he said that the tour came according to the invitation made by the  administration of Sulaimaniya branch on the occasion of opening Sayid Sadiq silo 40 kilometer of the city which was built by a German company to secure a larger storing capacity as Said Sadiq silo is considered as one of the  high production areas .He said that the tour included a visit to the marketing sites in Dohuk &Arbil branches which started marketing nowadays

Alhamdany added that the well organization and the accuracy in work that we sensed made us feel comfortable about the performance of the marketing in those cities

He said that on the sidelines of the tour there was an official program , according to the instructions of the minister of trade , to meet the head of Nineveh council city to discuss with him the executing  of the minister approval to open marketing sites in the liberated areas of Nineveh which were located in Ainzala and Misherfa sites . Dohuk govern rater had been met and during those meetings, which were attended by the managers of marketing, the obstacles of the work had been previewed   and the way to overcome them as per the disciplines adopted by the high committee for marketing

 

31/5/2015

 

 Mr. Firhad Ameen Alatrooshee, Dohuk govern rater, received Mr. Saaad Faris Alhamdany and the delegation accompanied; during this meeting the preparations of the city for the wheat marketing season, which started yesterday, have been discussed. The govern rater previewed the preparations made by the ministry of Agriculture and the  ministry of Trade in the region which will contribute in succeeding this duty.DG of GBI conveyed the greetings of Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem ,minister of trade , who is keen to overcome all the obstacles in  the region .

During this meeting the approval of the minister of trade to open marketing sites in the liberated areas in Nineveh ,Ainzala and Misherfa sites ,have been discussed as those sites will receive the wheat marketed from the city farmers .

Alatrooshee undertaked to facilitate this matter which will benefits the farmer  and the peasant of Mosul city .This meeting was attended by the manager of the marketing department ,manager of quality control department as well as the managers of GBI branches in Nineveh M.Abdelwahab Ibraheem and Mr.Dohuk Nadhim Mohammed who committed themselves to cooperate and facilitate the matters in the marketing sites in the liberated areas as the govern rater of Dohuk revealed the plan of building silos in the city to contribute in finding storing places safe from the weather fluctuates which effect  on  the production.

 

25/5/2015

 

Alrusafa silo in Baghdad continues receiving the local production of the wheat crop for this year with high mettle till late hours, this was announced by Mr.Ammar Falih Hassan, Alrusafa silo manager, saying that the marketed quantities to the silo have reached yesterday up to 100 thousand mts of different kinds of wheat.

Hassan added that the silo received from five agricultural units as 700 weigh-varies trucks came daily to the silo to discharge about 180-220 truck according to the followed procedure and the accurate laboratory tests.

 He clarified that the silo staff continued their work till night to receive the largest amount of local wheat in order to execute the instructions and directions of the minister to make the greatest efforts in work .He revealed that the silo accomplished yesterday high achievement in the discharging process as the discharged quantity reached up to 5875 mts which is considered as unprecedented  achievement .

Worth mentioning, 11 trucks have been rejected for different reasons. He concluded his speech by saying that the laboratory staffs are fumigating the empty bunkers to prepare the largest space for storing.

 

24/5/2015

 

The quantities of local wheat marketed to GBI sites have reached up to 1014610 one million fourteen thousand six hundred and ten mts ,this was announced by Mr.saad faris alhumdany, dg of GBI. 

 He said that quantities of local wheat with all its kinds were marketed to our sites in the southern and middle cities which started marketing in  April 15 besides Dyalaa , Kirkuk and Tuz  in Sallahaldeen city which started receiving wheat lately,the marketed quantities have been distributed as fallows: wassit  402353 mts ,Babylon site 140808 mts,Diwaniya 102582 mts,Alnajaf 89135 mts ,Nasriya 73981 mts, Baghdad 70207 mts ,Missan 45310 mts ,Diyala 32246 MTS,Basrah 24155 mts,Semawa 18461 mts, Kirbalaa 13984 mts, Kirkuk 1115 mts and finally Tuz silo related to Salahaldeen city which marketed 273 mts as per the marketing statues prepared by the marketing department in GBI.

 

 

20/5/2015

 

Saad Faris Alhamdany, DG of GBI, said that the quantities of wheat which are being marketed to the marketing sites of this year harvest are distinguished by their high quality due to the care of the farmers and peasants and he added that the disciplines and regulations which had been issued by the high committee for marketing prevented receiving any quantity from the last years.

He pointed out that the labs of GBI n all the marketing sites give a great deal of attention to the laboratory test being the last process to guarantee   the quality of the marketing wheat. Alhamdany clarified that the observation parties continue their presence in the marketing sites in order to indicate the negative cases and address them to the high committee for marketing to find solutions.

Alhamdany previewed the marketing statue of the received quantities which reached up to 900 thousand mts and he concluded his speech saying that the disciplines stated that wheat should be received from farmers and peasants who are listed in the official memos issued by the agricultural companies showing the planted areas and the quantity expected to be produced . 

 

18/5/2015

 Saad Faris Alhamdany,DG of GBI, appreciated the efforts made by the workers in the marketing sites in the middle and southern cities who keep on working till late hours to test and receive the local production of wheat .

He said that we followed up the work of the marketing sites during the last days as well as we made a field observation of the work in some of these sites as we were close to the effort made and the large confusion caused by the insufficient storing capacities of the marketing sites to receive the marketed quantities which exceed the storing capacities allocated by GBI.

Alhamdany added that we need the support of the cities councils to cooperate with us quickly to secure new storing capacities to start storing wheat and he asked those councils to cooperate with GBI branches to overcome the obstacles and the problems which happen in the marketing season, most of which are organizing problems due to the market intensity.

Alhamdany confirmed that Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim, minister of trade, following –up of the market season updates and his instructions are as a guide to the procession of the company and its success, God willing.

 

17/5/2015

 

Al-Najaf city is witnessing nowadays unprecedented rise of the wheat quantities marketed by the farmers and peasants after one month from GBI announcement the start of the marketing season in April 15 

The marketed quantities increased  up to 52444 mts till yesterday in five marketing sites as this increase showed the necessity of securing more of the storing capacities, said Mr. Haitham Jameel Alkhishaly, D.G. assistant of technical affairs ,

during his talk to the staff of Al-Najaf  branch through his checking tour to Al-Moradiya marketing center in Babylon city and the marketing centers in Kufa ,The horizontal Najaf,Kawarnaq and Abosikher in AL-Najaf city.

Alkhishaly confirmed that the work is very huge as thousands of the local wheat are being daily marketed and every side wants to receive the sufficient quantity which leads to the confusion of the workers in the storing sites especially that the marketing centers did not get a support and cooperation from the agricultural companies which provide the farmers and marketers with the agricultural plan. It is supposed that the marketing should be according to the agricultural area so that our working staff could reorganize entering the trucks loaded with the local wheat to take their turn in the laboratory testing and to define the grain grade and then to discharge their cargo in the sites. 

He clarified that we made a tour in the sites and noticed the high enthusiasm of the workers as well as the congestion in the entries of the sites which happen in all the cities normally due to the large numbers of the trucks loaded with the local wheat. Alkhishaly thanked all the cities councils which helped our branches by providing security to support the workers as the duty to our home requires from us to hold up  together to accomplish this mission.

 

Alkhishaly said in his speech that we met the representatives of the farmers community in Al-Moradiya who clarified to us the extent of the mutual cooperation .He also contacted Mr.Hashim Alkaraawee ,the head of the trade and agriculture committee , and clarified to him the big efforts made  by our staff as the marketed quantities are filling the stores and we will work through the high committee for marketing to find new stores to receive the largest quantity of wheat .He also appreciated the efforts of the transport fleet of the ministry of trade which keeps on carrying  the imported wheat from Umm qaser port .on the sideline of his checking tour Alkhishaly visited Abo sikher governmental mill and saw the work of processing Amber rice  which will be distributed to the cities within the monthly rationing card.

 

10/5/2015

The data prepared by the marketing department of GBI have showed the rise of marketing levels of local wheat this year to our sites in the middle and southern cities distinctively , clarified  Mr.saad faris alhmdany DG of GBI adding that the quantities of local wheat marketed to our marketing sites in middle and southern have reached up to 370 mts of wheat in all its kinds after 20 days from starting the marketing season    

Alhamadany  added that the  marketed quantity of wheat with all its grades characterized by its high  quality as shown by the graphic lines of the marketed quantities of wheat as the rate of soft marketed wheat first grade have reached up tp 337855 mts beside 31239 mts of soft second grade and 18 mts of second grade hard wheat ,this consider as an evidence of  the farmer concern of his crop  and his keen to revise wheat before marketing it and we noticed this thing during our filed tour to fallow up the marketing in complex storage in Al -Diwaniya city    

He clarified that marketed quantities have been distributed as fallows: wassit city 179505 mts , Babylon 52753 mts ,Nasria 43776 mts ,Diwanyia 36607 mts, Amarah 18258 mts while Baghdad have reached up to 11668 mts ,Semawa 8438mts ,Besra 7918 mts, karblaa 2415mts,finally Dylaa 57 mt

 

6/5/2015

 

 

Raad Mohsen manger of Alatifa silo has announced receiving 2600 mts of local processed rice of Alnajaf mill  as he said that this quantity came to secure the portion of Ramadan which will be 50% of high quality local rice and 50% of imported rice.

 He added that the site takes all the procedures to provide the portion of Ramadan 

 

5/5/2015

 

 

 

 

To execute the instructions of Mohammed Malas Abdelkareem, minister of trade,Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI ,accompanied by the manager of engineering department ,the representative of legal department (manager of rights unit)as well as the deputy of the manager of the marketing department visited Albadir township in Diwaniya city to see the land upon which a mental silo is expected to be built through investment.

 During his visit to the township ,Alhamdany met the parliament deputy Mr.Juad Alpolany , head of the parliamentary economy &investment committee who presented an explanation about the economic feasibility of the project and the profit that will be earned in case of execution as Iraq is about to experience an agricultural revolution as per the estimations which guarantees self-sufficiency of wheat.

 The ministry delegation listened to an explanation by Albadir township chief in which he confirmed the readiness of the town ship to over come all the obstacles and obtain all the official approvals as this project will give opportunities of success and improvement to the town ship and the agriculture as he had expressed his desire to speed up to implement this project to be the first to similar projects in the country. They take a tour in the land suggested for the project then after.

 

4/5/2015

 

Mr. Haitham Jameel Alkhishalee DG assistant of GBI, met Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim &Mr. Awed Aljiheshy , members of  Nineveh city council, at the presence of the  manager of marketing in GBI .

During this meeting Mr.Haitham has listened to a preview presented by the members of  Nineveh city council about the possibility of opening marketing sites  in Misherfa &Ainzala to receive the wheat crop for this season as those places had been liberated in Nineveh city , Alkhishalee has clarified to the attendants that GBI is supporting them by submitting their suggestion to the high committee for marketing in the next session and preparing all the supplies and facilities which will  contribute in succeeding the work in these sites and he promised to visit them after obtaining the approval.

From his side, Hadi Kadhem Falih, manager of marketing department, clarified that GBI will work hard to secure those marketing sites in those liberated areas in Nineveh.

 

4/5/2015

 

 Marketing site of karblaa city has started receiving the wheat crop from farmers and peasants yesterday and the quantity has reached up to 567  mts  of first grade soft wheat    

The high committee for marketing has announced the start of the season in the middle of April as all the sites in the middle and southern cities have commenced the local production while Karblaa city has been delayed marketing and then joined the other middle and southern later  

 

28/4/2015

 Alrsafa silo in Baghdad starts receiving wheat crop for2015.

Ammar Falih, the manager of Alrsafa silo, said the silo has received 506 mts of wheat till yesterday which has been distributed as 407 mts of first grade soft wheat and 36 mts of second grade soft wheat.

He added that the silo continues receiving the Canadian imported wheat coming from Umm Qasser port as well as the quantities of the local wheat coming from the silos and other GBI branches.

Furthermore the silo is still supplying wheat mixtures to the private mills without any stop.

Falih has previewed the mechanism of receiving which starts from taking samples till the laboratory testing which identifies the kind of the wheat and its grades and moisture, he said that the lab had rejected many quantities of local wheat due to their high moisture.

 

26/4/2015

 

Mr. Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI , said that the high committee for marketing  has adopted 53 marketing centers for this year to receive the wheat crop from farmers and marketers all over the country cities except for the cities out of the government control.

Alhamdany added that the marketing centers are either a silo , a storing complex or squares which have been chosen and prepared to be close to the wheat farms in the areas with high production .

He clarified that those marketing centers have been chosen in coordination between the governmental councils of the cities and GBI branches in those cities; he also referred to that the marketing centers have been distributed between one marketing center in one city and seven centers in other cities .

He revealed that one marketing center has been opened in each of the following city: Karbalaa, Basrah, Muthana,Kirkuk while in the other cities there are 7 centers in Diwaniya ,6 centers in Sulaimaniya and so forth in the other cities as helping the farmers and peasants has been taking into consideration by securing those centers to reduce the obstacles of transporting the production.  

 

19/4/2015

 GBI has adopted basic specifications concerning the receiving and marketing processes of the wheat crop /2015  and according to the marketing plan  of this year, announced Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI. during his preview the specifications and instructions that came in the marketing plan which was approved Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim, minister of trade. 

 

 He said that the specifications determined by the  quality control department have stated that  the marketed wheat should be free from animal feeces, rodents, birds (or any part of them) and any strange smells.   

He added that the received wheat should not contain any chemical and biological pollutants (urea, fumigation materials& mold), Alhamdany noted that the disciplines stressed on not receiving any wheat from the last years and should not contain any colored grain.

 He emphasized on not receiving any imported wheat in any rate as well as not receiving any wheat contains (non- field) impurities such as stones, sold rocks and glass and mineral fragments.

 DG of GBI concluded his speech on emphasizing on not receiving the damaged wheat in any rate.  

 

15/4/2015

 

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI. announced starting the wheat marketing season in Baghdad sites ,as well as, the middle and south cities on Wednesday 15/4/2015

 During heading the fourth session of the high committee for marketing, he said Mr.Malas Mohamed Abdelkareem  , Minister of trade , has approved the marketing plan of wheat crop 2015 which contained the specifications,instructions,regulations, conditions and, disciplines as well as the marketing sites intended to be opened this season . 

Alhamdany added that the sites have finished all the technical and administrational preparations to receive the crop according to the marketing plan prepared by the quality control department and marketing department .

 

14/4/2015

 

Marketing department of GBI has finished all procedures and steps which contribute to make the wheat marketing season /2015 successful, announced Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI .

 He said that the company has adopted a complete plan to market and receive wheat crop matching the quantities to be marketed from farmers and peasants .

 Alhamdany added that the marketing department in coordination with the quality control department has put the disciplines and instructions of the marketing plan which will start after the middle of this month.

 

12/4/2015

 

 

 

A united meeting between GBI delegation of ministry of trade and the undersecretary of Russian ministry of agriculture Volkon Andrey had been held in Moscow on the sidelines of the Iraqi delegation visit to Russia at the invitation of the Russian Grain Exporters ,said Mr. Saad Faris Alhamdany ,DG of GBI &head of delegation as this meeting, held in the headquarter of the Russian ministry of agriculture, was attended by Mr. Hashim Mohammed Hatim ,manager of the foreign affairs directorate at the ministry , manager of the quality control department , manager of import in GBI  as well as the commercial attaché in Moscow and the Russian side was attended by the advanced staff of the Russian ministry of agriculture . 

Mr. saad said that his visit to Russia had been carried out according to the invitation of Russian Grain Exporters to Iraq to discuss the mechanism and the methods  of developing the Russian wheat exports to Iraq as well as discussing the laboratory tests and how much the Russian specifications do match the Iraqi specifications .

Alhamdany added that the Iraqi delegation had conveyed the gratitude of Mr. Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem, minister of trade , to the Russian side and his recommendation to interact to find the ways  to rapprochement between the two  countries  as regards securing the Russian wheat to Iraq .Alhamdany clarified that the Iraqi delegation visited the port and the silos in the Russian city Anaba close to the Black Sea and they saw the mechanism of lab testing and how the work is done in the silo by exporting and transporting between the silo and the mills . 

From his side Mr.  Hashim Mohammed Hatim, manager of the foreign affairs directorate at the ministry of trade, revealed that what worried us most while hearing the intense negotiations was how  we are going to meet with the Russian side as regards executing the Iraqi specification and what made us happy was  how the Iraqi side run the negotiation wonderfully &delightfully because it looks for the best for the Iraqi citizen

 

5/4/2015

 

 The Vessel KING FELIPE arrived at Umm Qaser port loaded with 41750  mts of Thai rice for rationing card items ,said Mr.Saad Faris AL hamdany, DG of GBI

He said the vessel arrived the port Thursday afternoon and after taking the samples for lab testing by the staff of the quality control department which shows their fitness to the specifications, the technical staff started to distribute the cargo all over the country sites as per a balanced plan prepared by the marketing department depending on the population density for each city  

AL hamdany added that Umm Qaser port  had also received the vessel SEA PROSPEITY loaded with 41600 mts of Thai rice as those cargos came to secure  the largest quantity of rice which is considered the second basic item in the rationing card which GBI takes on its shoulder to secure it after wheat

  

2/4/2015

The sites in Alnajaf ,Diwaniya and Babylon commenced supplying local rice processed in the private and governmental  mills to the citizens for this season , said Mr. Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI clarifying that GBI branches in the paddy cities : Alnajaf ,Diwaniya and Babylon have started  supplying  the local rice to these mills that GBI has contracted with according to the adopted rates and disciplines .  

He added that the instructions of Mr. Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem , minister of trade , stressed the  need for  the  processed rice for this season to be distinguished as regards the processing specifications as per the adopted rates , as those recommendations have a significant influence on the specification which produced a high quality rice as GBI branches have started providing the mills contracted with the paddy then received the local rice processed in these mills by our staff in GBI branches which have supplied in their turn the month portion of rice to the foodstuff agents.

 

1/4/2015

 In an exclusive statement to the site of GBI Salam Raheem Alfatlawee, manager of GBI branch in Alnajif, announced that GBI branch in Alnajaf city has started distributing the local rice for this season processed in the private mills of the city. 

He said that the rice processed for this season has high quality as the mills of ALnajif city produced for the first time rice with such high quality.

After getting the approval of the minister of trade on the disciplines and instructions of processing paddy in the governmental and private mills, Alfatlawee revealed that there is 185 mills in the city and GBI has contracted with 129 mills from the whole total .he added that the total mills which supply paddy to be processed to rice are 85

He pointed out that the quantities of paddy supplied to the mills were 19000 mts till today and rice has been actually received from the private mills and the total reached up to 2600 mts of high quality local rice which is under supervision and accurate testing as per the instructions of DG during his last visit to the branch as he stressed the need for the rice processed to be of high quality which should be proud of and this what really happened.

He concluded his talk: our staff working at the sites has commenced supplying the local rice to the foodstuff agents to be distributed within the rationing card items. 

 

31/3/2015

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI, received the representative of Russian embassy in Baghdad, During this meeting the ways to cooperate between Russia &Iraq   with regards to our company had been discussed as Iraq is considered one of  the countries which deals permanently  with the Russian market  .

 Alhamdany clarified that GBI had many successful experiments with the Russian market in evidence the huge number of the Russian silos all over the Iraqi cities which had been constructed in the sixties and seventies of the last century which contributed in enhancing the storing capacities at that era. Iraq had also experiment with the Russian wheat market by achieving more than one tender of Russian wheat which is often close to the local wheat.  

From his side the Russian ambassador wished that this meeting will expand the work of GBI and  give it the appropriate opportunity to get the thoughts and methods proper for developing Iraq infrastructure.

At the end of the meeting attended by the manager of the importing department Alhamdany presented a trophy of  GBI shield, on behalf of the engineer Mr. Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem the minister of trade, to the Russian ambassador in Baghdad at the hand of his representative.

 

28/3/2015

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI , has concluded a field tour in which he checked out the silos and branches of the company in six cities :{ Diwanya,ALnajif ,Semawa, Thiqar and Basrah} as well as Umm Qaser port  and silo  south of the country.

Alhamdany said, in statement exclusive to the accompanied media team, that the main goal of this tour joined by the managers of the following departments (marketing, quality control, engineering and auditing) is to check out the actual storage of the local and imported wheat in these cities and fallow up the last preparations to receive the next marketing season which intend to start at the middle of April.    

Further more the program of the visit which was presented to the engineer .Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim s, included a visit to the middle Euphrates company for chemical industries in Almisyab in order to preview their production of the Polypropylenes bags which GBI uses to bag the local processed rice in private and governmental mills   and we met the DG of the middle Euphrates company who under takes to meet the needs of GBI according to the appropriate conditions    

A factory of bags production has also been visited to check out the production process, Alhamdany added that one of the results accomplished in this tour that many technical and engineering obstacles were solved  for which he addressed the manager of engineering department to figure them out.

 In order to check the quality of the processed local rice in the private mills which we have contracted with at the beginning of last week, we paid a sudden visit to a number of private mills in Alshamyia township in Diwaniya city and saw the quality of the rice which bodes well as far as the processing specifications are concerned, as well as, we saw the samples of rice processed in the private mills and tested them in the lab of Diwaniya paddy silo to know its general specifications

During his visit to the branches and sites of GBI , Alhamdany addressed many employees who feel oppressed as he listened to the complaints of  dozen  of them who cannot travel to  Baghdad for many reasons and their complaints have been received in order to figure them out ,he also met  a dozen of truck drivers of the transport fleet in the ministry of trade who were  waiting their turn to discharge the cargo of the imported wheat through Umm Qaser port as many points had been addressed to the employee concerned in  Umm Qaser port and had been solved directly and without any delay  by calling the complainant .  

We met the DG of the general company of the land transport in the ministry of transportation at Umm Qaser port and discussed the axes of distribution and the necessity to be committed to those axes in order to serve the citizen and the country.  

Many obstacles to perform many of the engineering projects had been pointed out and the financial allocations came at the first as our company is a giant company and should not be compared to another company with regard to the financial allocations as those determined to the ministry of trade should be reconsidered in order to continue its wok all over the year to secure providing more than five million and five hundred thousand mts of wheat and rice for more than twenty three million people

 

25/3/2015

 

 GBI organized in cooperation with the national blood bank of Iraq related to the ministry of health a blood donation campaign supporting the brave Iraqi army and the heroes of the people crowds who made the greatest heroic epics to defeat the criminal ISIS gangs and liberate the Iraqi lands from those terrorists, as the team of the national blood visited the company and took blood from GBI employees in all its departments .

24/3/2015

 

 Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI, visited the middle Euphrates company which is one of the ministry of industry and minerals  companies , on the sidelines of his visit ,he met Mr.Jabbar Mazlum lool, DG of the middle Euphrates company, and discussed the ability to provide bags which our company used .

  After DG touring, accompanied by DG of the middle Euphrates Company, in Alhareer factory for bags manufacturing, he saw the mechanism of the work which matches the international standards knowing that our company uses bags all over the year for local rice bagging. 

23/3/2015

The engineer Mr. Haitham Jameel Alkhishaly , DG assist for technical affairs ,has visited Aldora silo and wandered in the floors  and departments of the silo and  the control &supplying units and he checked the stages of the rehabilitation and maintenance . 

DG assist for technical affairs met the silo staff and conveyed the DG greetings and his wishes that the rehabilitation to be done well through the care given by the ministry and company. He asked the workers to make the efforts that match our work and he affirmed that Aldora silo efforts and dedication are typical and will provide its services in new Suit and this effort will be as a light to Baghdad sites.

On the sidelines of the visit Mr. Alkhishaly met the engineer Mr. Kareem Saeed Saloomy the manager of the rehabilitation project performed by Alfao General Company related to the ministry of construction and housing . 

At the beginning of the meeting attended by manger of the Engineering department, the resident engineer, manager of Dora silo and a number of the project engineers Alkhishaly conveyed the DG greetings and his care to accomplish the remarks noted by the engineering staff and the necessity to accomplish the work in the specified time .

He clarified that the general administration plan is to prepare the silo to start receiving the local production of wheat which is planned to commence next month especially that there is an urgent need for this silo to receive the imported wheat.

At the end of the meeting he asked the management of the project to double the efforts to complete the noted shortages by the engineering staff who supervised the project which is now at the last stages .

 

22/3/2015

GBI took part with the food companies in the ministry of trade in supplying Alalam Township in Salahaldeen city which has been liberated by the brave Iraqi security troops together with the heroes of the people crowd and the courageous tribal members of the township

GBI staff in Taji silo started supplying 2600 bags of imported rice to the families of Alalam Township and the mentioned quantity has been shipped by the transport fleet of the ministry of trade

This effort of the ministry of trade s staff for securing  food is considered as a contribution as important as carrying the weapon in the face of the terrorists   

22/3/2015

 The storing sites of GBI in all the cities of the country keep on supplying wheat mixtures to the private & governmental mills in order to process it to flour to be distributed within the rationing card items without any delay, said Mr. Saad Faris Alhamdany,DG of GBI , adding that the company is preparing  through its marketing department a daily supplying  situation  shows the supplying rates for each of the Iraqi cities. 

Alhamdany clarified that the supplying rates for April 2015 vary from one city to another for technical reasons as the supplying to the  Holly Karbalaa mills  reached up to 98% ,the mills of Babylon were up to 97%, the mills of Wassit up to 95%,Diwaniya up to 93%,Diyala up to 85%, Najaf up to 76%,Kirkuk up to 75%,Basrah up to 62%,Missan up to 56%, Babylon up to 47%,Dohuk up to 50% and so for the other cities in which the supplying rates vary beneath 

He added that this difference in supplying is attributed to the fact that some mills take all the wheat allocated to them while other mills take their allocated quantity in a balanced way all over the month, still the important thing

As regards the cities that are not under the control of the central government the food items will be sent, after the liberation of any of these, from the allocations of the nearest city as what  happened in the last days when the mills of Alanbar city have been supplied from the silos of Babylon and Karbalaa   

Alhamdany revealed that the total monthly need of wheat for all the country cities reached up to 419924 mts distributed according to the Population density in each city as Baghdad came in the first place as regards the monthly need 91761 mts and Almothana city came at the last place as regards the consumed quantity which reaches up to 9285 mts.

Worth mentioning, GBI undertakes the securing of the rationing card items (wheat and rice) by receiving the local production from farmers and peasants annually and the remaining need is to be counted and  secured by importing. 

 

 

19/3/2015

 

Mr.Muthanna Jabar Abdelzahra, DG of GBI, meets Mr. John Schnittker the councilor of the food security in the World Food Program (WFP).During this meeting the work of the company and the plans adopted in securing the local and imported quantities of wheat have been previewed and discussed

The DG assistant has presented a thorough review of the company work and the reasons to use the imported wheat in the wheat mixture that is appropriate to bake the vertical bread which suits the Iraqi way of baking

Mr. John has undertaken to present the services of the World Food Program by supporting the Iraqi rationing card in the future and his willingness to give consultations and advices

On his side, the DG assistant expressed his desire to get benefits from the experience of  WFP as regards the method of calculating the future purchasing price in order to have (the perfect purchase) to support the citizen  and to get the ultimate benefit of the allocated amounts

Mr.Abdelzahra has mentioned the subject of the food basket and the way to utilize the experience of the WFP which deals with the countries all over the world through giant companies distinguished by its restructuring and regulation

 

18/3/2015

 

 Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI, welcomed  at his office in Baghdad the Romanian ambassador assistant  and  the commercial attaché  

During this meeting attended by MR. Muthanna Jabar Abdlzahra ,DG assistant and Mr. Ali Aloos , manager of quality control department ,the Romanian-Iraqi commercial relationships have been discussed and the intention of the Romanian side to reestablish these relationships by entering the Iraqi wheat market particularly Romania is very advanced in producing Wheat and a big competitor in the European countries. 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI, grants the Romanian ambassador assistant and the commercial attaché in Baghdad trophy of   GBI shield as a symbol of appreciation from the ministry of trade presented by GBI after the Romanian continuation  and their offer to help Iraq in developing their relationships.

 

16/3/2015

 

 Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI and chairman of  high committee for marketing announced that storages sites of the paddy cities have been started  supplying the private mills with the paddy crop in order to process it .

 He said that disciplines and instructions concerning the paddy process include the mechanism of supplying these mills with paddy , as the portion of each mill depends on the available paddy  in the paddy cities , number of production lines , and the  Cash and real estate Guarantees  provided that each mill should not exceed three lines extremely.

 He added that the high committee for marketing had determines the period for supplying the mill with paddy in 20 days starting form the date of the submitting the supplying memo to the supplying site for the first portion. The second portion has to be supplied after issuing the mill clearance from the first portion in case of not getting the specified portion for severe technical conditions the supply will to be hold at once and the settlement will be carried out .In case of delay, otherwise, the mill will be fined with million IQ and be deprived from contracting with GBI over tow years.

 He pointed out that the period of processing the specified portion of paddy is (30) days as per their request to receive the largest quantity of the specified portion starting from the date of receiving the first specified portion.

 He clarified that in case of  getting and processing the specified portion during the period of supplying and processing, the payment settlement for the supplied and processed quantity will be carried out and the supplying for another paddy portion will be hold.

 Alhamdany stressed on preventing any mill to process paddy in another mill not approved on in the contact and the mill contacted with not allowed to  process any paddy from another mill.

  He affirmed that private mills will be under the supervision parties in the cities, branches as well as those in GBI and the ministry  

  

15/3/2015

 Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI, announced transfer the whole amounts of peasants and marketers dues of the paddy crop  season 2014-2015 to Alnajaf ,Diwanya,Hilla and semawa cities.

 He said that the amount which has been transferred reached to 134 billion IQ which represents the values of all received quantities for this season. 

Alhamdany added that the paddy sites and branches started to deliver the financial rights of the marketers and farmers at the end of the last week after payment notifications have been transferred to the certified banks.    

Alhamdany stressed on the continuous  fallow-up by Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim ’s, minister of trade, the continuous correspondences with the ministry of finance and  the  need to secure  the  amounts   in order to distribute it  to the farmers so they can  start  their new Agricultural season  without any Financial hardship, this consider as a proof  to support the Iraqi farmer .

 

10/3/2015

 

GBI determines the technical needs(equipments and machines )which should be available in each line of the private mills lines intend to contract on processing  the local paddy , said MR. SAAD FARIS Alhamadany,DG of GBI and  chairman of high committee for marketing .

 He said that the disciplines and instructions that there should be sufficient sieving equipments equal to the number of productions lines, as well as their should be a segregation machine (foreign and modern made) and a sifting machine . 

 He added that the private mills should prepare 2 sieves big size (1×2)  to sift the processed rice and  a sifting machine suitable for the number of the mill lines to segregate the outputs of the processed rice ( whole rice grain + half rice grain ) &( below half rice grain+ quarter rice grain ) and  the remains .

 He stressed the need to provide stores (silos) for the processing stages (grinning, segregation, sifting, storing and bagging) and a special store (silo) to preserve the processed rice before the bagging stage.

He emphasized on the necessity of not leaving the processed bulk rice on the mill floor.

He concluded that the disciplines and instructions stipulated that no approval would be given in case of lack in the technical machines mentioned above.

 

9/3/2015

 

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI  meets in his office  a number of GBI ’s staff working in Ninevah which has been  recently liberated by our courageous troops in Ninevah plain:Rabeeaa,Misherfa,Zamar,Wana and other areas. 

Mr.Hamadany listened to an explanation presented by the attendants, during this meeting he praised the firmness of the employees in this site as they keep on providing the citizens with the available food items and he comforted them that GBI will send their fleet to provide more rationing items to the citizens of theses areas.

Worth mentioning, the meeting was attended by Mr. Mothana Jabar Abdelzahrah ,DG assistant .

8/3/2015

Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim , minister of trade has approved on the instructions and disciplines prepared by high committee for marketing concerning the paddy processing in the local and private mills, this was clarified by  Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI 

He said that the instructions and disciplines contained a number of general conditions for the private mills come in the first there should a warehouse or a building with sound ceilings and obvious sign for the mill location, the ground of the mill should be paved, and the ground of the bagging has to be paved  with ceramics besides   there should be a storage suitable for keeping the paddy received by the storing sites ,as well as, a storage for the processed rice .         

 He added that among the general conditions of the  occupational safety  that should be applied in the  private mills  are the existence of 2 air vacuums for each line   and sufficient fire extinguishers.  

  Alhamdany stressed on the necessity of the  providing  a sewing  machine for the bags full with processed rice  ,as well as,  a sensitive electronic balance.   

  He pointed out that the instructions and disciplines provided the necessity of sealing the full bags of local processed rice with the name of the mills contacted with and the bag weight (50 kg) .  

He clarified that the conditions contained a number of technical points about the date of announcing the contact, the period of contacting, the method of supplying paddy to the private mills which intend with GBI and other matters. 

3/3/2015

 

Mr. Saad  faris  ALhamadany said that Babylon  local mill starts the paddy processing to produce the local rice which distributed  within  the rationing card items after  the approval of  the minister of trade the engineer Malas Mohammed Abdelkareem on the instructions and disciplines   of  the paddy processing for the season 2014-2015.

 He said also that our directions to Babylon branch to speed up the maintenance of the mill were fruitful with the efforts of the technical staff as the production for this season has been already commenced. 

 ALhamadany added that the company’s management sent a technical committee from the paddy processing unit to figure out the mill needs and extraction rates according to accredited disciplines and the results were comfortable.

 

2/3/2015

 

Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI,has announced the transfer of 250 thousand billion IQ as the first payment due to the wheat marketers for 2014 wheat crop.

 He said that due to Mr.Malas Mohammed Abdelkarim ’s, minister of trade, care and follow-up to coordinate with the ministry of finance this payment has been insured to be distributed to the wheat marketers.

   Alhamdany clarified that the amount has been divided as follows: 186 billion IQ to the silos Kurdistan district &about 63 billion IQ to the silos under the government control in Alanbar ,Diyala and Salahaldeen .

 
1/3/2015

 

 

Mr.Malas Mohamed Abdelkareem has discussed with the American ambassador the issue of delivering the rationing cards items to Al –Baghdady & Hadeetha districts as well as the plans to import the American rice and wheat to Iraq and increasing the participation of the American companies which are willing to subscribe in the ministry tenders to supply the rationing cards items

Points of view have been also exchanged about the problems and obstacles which blocked the work of the American companies through dealing with the ministry in the field of importing food stuff

Worth mentioning, the American ambassador was accompanied by the agricultural attaché in the American embassy in Iraq and Mr.Saad Faris Alhamdany , DG of GBI

22/2/2015

The quantities of barley fodder supplied to livestock breeders have reached up to 49441 mts, said Mr.Saad Faris ALhamdany DG of GBI.

He added that the quantities of barley supplied to the livestock breeders have been distributed as follows Baghdad 2266mts ,Basrah 297mts,Thiqar 1165 mts, Dyala 1170mts,Najaf179 mts,Wassit 996 mts Diwaniya33592mts ,Missan 6190 mts and Semawa 3086 mts.

He added also that GBI branch in Diwaniya city is still supplying the livestock breeders with the supported barley

Worth mentioning, the price of barley sold to the livestock breeders is 300thosand IQ while the price of buying the local barley from peasants & farmers is 572 thousand IQ. The supplying is up to the memos issued by the Ministry of Agriculture which determined the number of sheep, goats, cows and buffaloes.

 This difference in price came within the governmental support to the farmers on one hand and to the livestock breeders on the other.

 

17/2/2015

Mr.Saad Faris, dg of GBI, said that our responsibility has to be united to improve the company ’s work

He added, during the discussion of the work plan with the board of managers, that a company as old and distinguished in serving the Iraqi citizen over decades as GBI needs to enhance the efforts for the best endeavors

During the discussion of the work obstacles and the best way to overcome this stage He pointed out that distributing the responsibilities in united way will make everyone feels responsible

He clarified that giving the departments & branches of the company the authorities will make the work more flexible and quickly achieved which is part of our responsibility mentioned above 

Alhamdany has discussed with the marketing department the company s grain stock especially wheat being one of the essential food to the Iraqi citizen and the supplying process to every city

 The country needs of imported wheat during this year have also been discussed with the planning and following up department

Which emphasizes on the necessity of addressing the parties concerned to secure as large quantity of imported wheat as possible

 He assured that the quantities of wheat  in country will be sufficient till May 2015 as there are wheat contracts and also quantities in the port and we are about to welcome the new marketing season.

Worth mentioning, GBI has taken upon its shoulder to secure the food rationing items: wheat &rice either by importing or local marketing from farmers.

 

  

 

 

According to the minister of trade instructions, Mr.Malas Mohamed Abedkareem, 9000 mts of imported rice have been  specified to Al anbar city from the  cargoes of the incoming vessels which will arrived at um _qaser por successively, said MR. Saad  Faris Alhamadany,DG of GBI 

He said that the quantity shipped on the trucks reached up to 1264 mts as the manager of Alanbar city confirmed the arrival of 870 mts of rice supplied to the citizens under the control of the government.

 Alhamadany added that the minister of trade is keen to secure food to our citizens in Alanbar which gives us the strong motivation to endure all the difficulties and risks to ensure securing the basic food to the citizens and our company was the pioneer in securing these needs to the city as GBI has already instructed its branches in Babylon &Karbalaa to supply the wheat mixtures to the mills of Alanbar city to provide the wheat for the families.

 

16/2/2015

 

The second session of the high marketing committee was headed by MR. Saad Faris Alhamadany,DG of GBI  and the chair man of the high marketing committee .During this session the  2014- 2015 disciplines and instructions of paddy processing have been discussed sequential to the meeting of the  opinion body in the ministry of trade .

 The members of the committee previewed the major points which were discussed yesterday in the meeting of  the opinion body and DR. Raad abed alhadi explained those points through which the subject of the paddy processing and the method of counting the extraction rate have been discussed.

       Alhamadany asked the specialists in the high marketing committee to submit the scientific &technical justifications of the proper rates for extraction which make the processing of rice acceptable in order to present those rates to the body of opinion.

 

15/2/2015

Storing sites and silos keep on supplying the private and governmental mills with wheat to ensure grinning and distributing it within the rationing card items, said MR. SAAD FARIS Alhamadany,DG of GBI .

He added that 219363 mts of wheat mixtures (60% of local wheat and 40% of imported wheat) have been supplied by the staff of GBI during January.

He confirmed that the ministry is keen to keep the mills of Alan bar city functioning to supply wheat to citizens without delay as the cities of holly karblaa and Babylon have been instructed to provide the specified ration for the mills.

  ALHMADANY has also added that the sites are still supplying February wheat ration / 2015 to mills as the total supplied quantity reached up to 274260 mts during the first of the month .

 

18/1/2015

 

THE VESSEL BANZAI, LOADED WITH 50708 MTS, HAS BERTHED UMM QASSER PORT, MR.JAMAL KAMEL ABED, DG OF GBI, SAID CLARIFYING THAT THIS QUANTITY CAME WITHIN THE COMPANY S IMPORTS ON (CIF

FREE OUT) BASIS AS THIS QUANTITY WILL ENHANCE THE STRATEGIC STOCK OF THE RATIONING CARD ITEMS.

THE MARKETING DEPARTMENT, HE ADDED, HAS SET UP A PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE THE QUANTITY TO THE COMPANY S SITES AND STORES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY CITIES.