Minister of Planning Nouri al-Dulaimi directed launching the mission of the
executive management of a national strategy to alleviate poverty in Diyala
province, a statement by the ministry said.
During his meeting with the head of the Diyala Provincial Council Ali al-Daini, and Diyala MP Nahida al-Daini on Thursday, Dulaimi affirmed the importance of unifying efforts to ensure improving effective services to citizens during the current year.
"Among the ministry's priorities is to empower the [low] and middle-class [citizens], provide them with basic services, improve their standard of living, and ensure the sustainability of their income," Dulaimi said, pointing to the importance of providing low-cost housing units, the statement read.