Baghdad (NINA)- Most prominent topics on Wednesday newspapers were political developments, Sadr City operations and the issue of investments in Iraq.
Al-Ittihad reported that the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Iraq Staffan de Mistura is expected to attend parliament sessions on Wednesday and Thursday to present some remarks and technical opinions over the law of provincial councils' elections.
Over the list of ministerial candidates, the Iraqi Accord Front is to present to Premier al-Maliki, Al-Muwatin wrote that the prime minister is expected to meet with Vice-President Tariq al-Hashimi. "The meeting, which is the fourth within a month, might be decisive in settling the nominees to assume the portfolios quoted for the IAF." The paper quoted MP Ali al-Adeeb of Da'wa Party as saying that the week will witness "settling the case of IAF return to government."
Over "Operation Peace" started last Tuesday in Sadr City, Azzaman said the eastern Baghdad district's inhabitants were surprised at the scene of wide deployment by Iraqi Army forces in the streets of Sadr City, an unprecedented military presence in the City over the past years to conduct search operations for weapons. The paper quoted Spokesman for Enforcing the Law operation in Baghdad Maj. Gen. Qasim Ata as saying that the deployment came within the second phase of the security operation in Sadr City. Ata said during a press conference Tuesday that "Operation Peace" includes entering the city from various directions, setting checkpoints, conducting patrols to prevent the movements of gunmen and purging the streets of mines and improvised explosive devices.
Al-Sabah said Iraq has signed several investment contracts with a total worth of more than $ 63 billion. The paper quoted head of the Iraqi national investment council as saying that the main projects included in those investments were establishing Basra Port, rehabilitating Baghdad International Airport and establishing a major housing compound, the largest of its kind in the Middle East.
Al-Mu'tamar said during the conference on investments in Iraq held last week in Cairo, Egypt, Baghdad municipality presented several opportunities for private sector, as 12.5 million square meters were offered for investments. 14 companies, including giant construction ones, well known on Arab and international levels have presented bids to implement the project, according to al-Mu'tamar. /End/