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Iraq: New agricultural project to create more than 500 jobs.

Iraq: New agricultural project to create more than 500 jobs.

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potato products.

Masrour Barzani, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister, in his speech at the ceremony:
 
“This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves so that we will no longer have to import products from other countries.”
500 factory jobs will be offered as part of the project being carried out by the Like Nest Company, with the help of Kurdish and Dutch investors.

It will initially receive 45,000 tons of potatoes from farmers, and another 100,000 tons annually following its completion.

Masrour Barzani:
 
“We want Kurdistan to be known for the quality of its products.”
The Premier said, adding that the government prefers the use of local products.

The Prime Minister also expressed his gratitude to the government of the Netherlands for their investment and cooperation in the Kurdistan Region’s agriculture sector.
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