Cooperation is essential | 342 (July-August 2018)

In an exclusive interview with Oil Journal, Iraq’s Deputy Health and Environment Minister Dr. Jassim al-Falahi called for closer cooperation between the government and investors in the sphere of ecology.

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Iraq’s Deputy Health and Environment Minister Dr. Jassim al-Falahi

“The environmental activity of IOCs working in Iraq is very demanding and requires continuous cooperation with the Ministry of Oil and our Ministry, as well as transparency in the exchange of information and joint decision making.

It is necessary to simplify the procedure for granting access to the oilfields for regulators, who are acting in the interests of society, and to regularly hold special-purpose seminars and develop training programs on the protection of the environment.

IOCs must make efforts to boost the engineering and technological level of the corresponding ecological departments and create a spirit of fruitful cooperation between all the stakeholders.

“LUKOIL’s Managing Director Mr. Gati Al-Jebouri has made a great contribution to cooperation with our Ministry.

LUKOIL has significantly contributed to the protection of the environment, promptly eliminating negative effects in strict compliance with the environmental standards and laws of Iraq.

We worked together with LUKOIL to get all the necessary approvals for the movement of hazardous waste to the Federal Republic of Germany with their subsequent disposal in accordance with Basel Convention on the Control of Trans boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.

It was Iraq’s first experience exporting hazardous waste and we hope to continue this fruitful cooperation with the LUKOIL in the future.”

Lukoil #342 (July-August 2018)

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