IRAQ: National Union Coalition leader Romeo Hakkari calls on Kurdish PM to provide proper infrastructure for Suraye villages

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ERBIL, Iraq — At a meeting held in the parliament of the Kurdish Region in Iraq, in the presence of the Region’s Prime Minister, his deputy, and a number of ministers, the leader of the National Union Coalition Romeo Hakkari, called on the PM Masrour Barzani and parliament to provide adequate infrastructure and services for the Suraye (Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian) villages in the Nahla district in Nohadra (Dohuk) Province, northern Iraq.

Member of Parliament Romeo Hakkari (Bethnahrain Democratic Party) made his remarks in a long parliamentary session with the Prime Minister in which several topics were on the parliamentary agenda. In the parliamentary session Hakkari welcomed recent reforms targeting institutional corruption, and stressed that the regional government should move forward quickly in negotiations with the federal government in order to reach a comprehensive agreement to resolve all outstanding differences and issues, particularly the issue of salaries of the Region’s civil servant and improving the living conditions of the population of the region.

Of importance to the Suraye Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people in northern Romeo Hakkari addressed the lack of services and infrastructure, particularly in the villages of Nahla district in Nohadra (Dohuk) Province. Member of Parliament Hakkari complained that during his recent visits to these villages, the roads leading to all Kurdish villages were paved and in good condition, but the road connecting the Suraye villages in the Nahla district were unpaved and in bad condition, a direct prejudice to the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian people.

Romeo Hakkari called on Prime Minister Barzani to act, provide adequate services to these villages and to pave the 15-kilometres long road, as well as other village roads in the area.

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