A memorandum of understanding Framework Signed between Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Reconstruction Fund of Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations

A memorandum of understanding Framework was signed today in Kuwait between Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Reconstruction Fund of Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations in Iraq to manage the grant of the Government of Kuwait to support the health sector in the areas affected by terrorist operations in the Republic of Iraq which valued 100 million US dollars 30.6 million KD.

The memorandum of understanding Framework was signed, on behalf of the Reconstruction Fund of Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations by HE Dr. Mustafa Mohamed Amin Al-Hiti, President of the Fund, while on behalf of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, Mr. Ghanim Sulaiman Al-Ghunaiman, Deputy Director General.

The grant aims to contribute in the rehabilitation and construction of health sector facilities in the areas affected by terrorist operations in the Republic of Iraq to support the health care of the residents of these areas and to provide the conditions for the return of displaced persons, including an urgent program to support the sector, In addition to the studies required in preparation for the donors conference to contribute in the reconstruction of the affected areas in Iraq that will be held in Kuwait.

The Government of Kuwait has already provided three grants with a total value of about 200 million US dollars, about 57 million KD for education and health reconstruction, entrusted to the Kuwait Fund to manage it. The Fund also provided the Republic of Iraq with two loans in the electricity and industrial sectors, totaling about 21 million US dollars, about 6 million KD.

Consulting Services

Consulting Services

(Energy, water & sanitation, transport, health, education)

Deadline: 19 June, 2017

12:00 pm, noon, (MEST)

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Country: Iraq

Ref.-N°: BMZ – ID.: 2099 18 541

Prequalification

Ref.: International, open Tender for the “Iraqi-German Credit Facility to Assist the Return of IDPs” -Programme

Tenderer: Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terroristic Operations (ReFAATO)

Project Measures: The Programme seeks to facilitate the permanent return of Internally Displaced Persons to their respective home locations in Iraq in areas liberated from terrorist control through the restoration and modernization of local economic and social infrastructure in the energy, water/sanitation, roads/bridges, education and health sectors.

Requested Services: The requested consultancy services of the Programme Management Consultant under this tender shall provide:

  1. coordination support at central-level to ReFAATO as the main coordinating entity of the Programme and its role as Programme Executing Agency. This support will focus on assisting ReFAATO in operationalising the programme design, assessment of potential investment activities, consensus building among the main programme stakeholders, cooperation with other relevant recovery support initiatives, social and environmental safeguard management and monitoring, development of a risk management strategy as well as overall programme monitoring and reporting; and
  2. programme implementation support to Project Management Teams (PMT) on both the Governorate and line ministries level in their role as Programme Implementation Agencies. The support to be provided will focus on reinforcing project management and coordination structures of the partner agencies and relevant project management teams through professional training and/or the secondment of experts. Primary support areas will cover project identification and assessment, procurement and contract management, design review, supervision and project control, financial management, monitoring and reporting; and coordination support.

The prequalification of experienced Consultants is subject to the regulations contained in the „Guidelines for Assignment of Consultants in Financial Co-operation Projects“ (see www.kfw-entwicklungsbank.de). The contract will be awarded to an independent Consultant firm with proven experience in the related sectors and the region and a minimum annual turnover of EUR 15.0 million. For further information please contact the Tender Agent Mr. Georg Fiebig: georg.fiebig@gfcgroup.org

The Fund delivered the medical and pharmaceutical materials to Sinjar City

Sponsored by the Reconstruction Fund of the Affected Areas by Terroristic Operations and in cooperation with the volunteer Campaign (Doaa and Wafa) led by Dr. (Ferial Fouad), with a group of the Fund’s staff on Thursday morning, 03/09/2017 transfer truck loaded with the needs of medical and pharmaceutical materials of the displaced families in (Sinjar), and supervised by Dr. Mostafa Mohammad Amin al-Hiti, President of the Fund on the transfer process and praised the humanitarian situation done by the campaign (Doaa and Wafa) and the effort by Dr. (Ferial Fouad) and those who provided assistance to the displaced people, wishing them the best and success serving our beloved country.

                                                           

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The Reconstruction Fund meeting with the civilian crisis management cell Report

Dr. Mustafa Mohammed Amin al-Hiti, President of the Reconstruction Fund of the Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations on Tuesday noon, 10/01/2017 at the headquarters of the Reconstruction Fund of the Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Maj. Gen. Mohamed Fadel the Secretariat of civilian crisis administration cell in the Council of Ministers to discuss the mechanics of coordination between the Fund and international organizations working within the restore stability committee in the liberated areas in the framework of projects that rehabilitated by these organizations, which must the reconstruction fund be fully familiar in order to not including them within the Fund’s plan and was agreed to secure a meeting between those organizations and the Fund for the purpose of determining the tasks of each part.

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The Visit of the Rep Mrs. Ghaida Kmbh and Mr. Saad al-Qaisi to the Reconstruction Fund of the Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations

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The meetings between Fund’s Team and World Bank

Fund’s team headed by Dr. Mustafa Mohammed Amin ended, a round of two-day meetings in Beirut with the project work team of the World Bank and discuss the emergency loan projects in Iraq, according to the sector responsible for implementation such as roads and bridges, health, municipal and education. The head of the Reconstruction Fund, Dr. Mustafa Mohamed Amin ensure: The success of the project the World Bank loan will be a success in all the projects that Iraq intends to enter, depending on this experiment. Although implementation began months ago for the first time are treated with parity, the World Bank loan and theoretical expectations are great and confidence are greater because there are a work team can reach to farther areas of Iraq, where the work parallel between the different sectors in order to access the direct beneficiaries because loans and grants is not to the Iraqi government but to the Iraqi people. It is therefore essential to be coping process between sectors complementary and differentiated manner because it concern the existence and stability of the beneficiaries, we cannot offer water and electricity without offer education to the family consider the education to their children a priority. He also stressed the need to take advantage of the Iraqi public sector companies to enter the bidding of the World Bank loan. Faried Al Haj the regional director of the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa in the opening speech of the meeting said: This loan was the fastest projects carried out by the World Bank compared to the rest of the projects that was contracted for and it also has an important international and regional dimensions; it is a model for areas that suffer from the same conditions, a hope for those states, said that the message that we carry is to enter into force away from the routine and we have the confidence in the Iraqi administration to move forward with this project, hence we hope that the Iraqi government respond in the same way and we can together deal with all the challenges facing the project, which aim beneficiary, we must find solutions with flexibility to any problems that we face and don’t lose the importance of the subject because of the challenges. While Mr. Ibrahim Dajani, director of the loan project confirmed on various projects and ratios achieved in the sectoral ministries and what that projects means in improving the economic situation for workers through the provision of job opportunities for the community of returnees after the liberation operations. Mr. Robert Abu Joda World Bank Director in Iraq talked on how to access the greatest achievement in a shorter time, rather than stay the funds in the bank with the urgent need to activate those stocks for the benefit of the Iraqi citizen, especially with the progress of liberating operations in Mosul. Head of Fund also expressed interest in the positive community role, activating the control role of the citizen, community participation in the maintenance of these projects and the involvement of advisory offices in foreign and Iraqi universities and the Association of Iraqi engineers access to the targeted needs through research and surveys.

 

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The visit of the Deputy Minister of Industry report

Dr. Mustafa Mohammed Amin al-Hiti, head of the Reconstruction Fund of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations received on Monday 09/01/2017 at the headquarters of the Reconstruction Fund of Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations Dr. Mohammad Hashim al-Ani, Deputy Industry Minister for Planning with the staff of engineering in the fund, Mr. Deputy talked about the ministry and its companies and what they can offer to cooperate with the Fund in order to market their products, Mr. President of the Fund welcomed this initiative as he stressed the extent of his concern for the marketing of local products and their contribution to the reconstruction of the affected areas and expressed his remarks in this regard, pointing to the possibility of contracting with the state-owned companies for the processing of projects implemented by the Fund and the emergency development project loan of the World Bank in the event that those companies prepare new studies include the re-calculation of costs and quality improvement in away comparable with the foreign product, and at the end of the meeting it was agreed to secure another meeting between the Ministry of Industry staff and the staff of engineering in the Fund to determine the needs taking into account the accuracy to improve the quality and calculating the costs in line with the instructions of the

 

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