The deputy governor of Anbar on Wednesday said that the province will focus on its oil wealth, particularly in the areas of Akaz and Zankawa, in an attempt to boost its economy.
“The local government’s interest in the oil sector will provide outstanding job opportunities for youth and will ensure a revenue that adds to the budget of Iraq in general and of Anbar in particular,” Hikmat Jassem told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The Ministry of Oil has agreed to expand its Hadeetha refinery, Jassem indicated, adding that it will operate at a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day to cover the needs of the local market. Surplus production will be exported to neighboring countries, he added.
( Aswat Al Iraq )