MoC declares canceling Rotana contract
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Media and Culture Parliamentary Committee declared the cancellation of the contract with the media group of Rotana concerning the organization of the Festival events of Baghdad the Capital of Arab Culture, calling, the Iraqi Media network and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to cooperate with the Ministry of Culture to organizes the inauguration ceremony.
The head of the parliamentary Cultural Committee, Ali Shalah, reported at a press conference held at the building of the Parliament attended by the correspondent of IraqiNews.com ”An exceptional budget has been allocated for the festival,” adding that ”The Ministry of Culture and the Media and Culture Parliamentary Committee will follow up the preparations of the Festival.”
”The Ministry of Culture opposed to grant Rotana the task of organization the festival events and demanded to grant it to an Iraqi company and the Parliamentary committee informed its rejection to the Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, who instructed to cancel the contract with Rotana.”
“‘The Festival events of Baghdad the Capital of Arab Culture will be implemented through Iraqi vision, ”the statement concluded. \