One of the armored vehicles after exposure to a bomb explosion in Baghdad
Sumerian News / Baghdad
In Jordan announced on Tuesday the launch of the first factory in the country and the Arab region for the production of armored vehicles within the investment project, a joint Russian-Jordanian capital of about two million JD, as officials confirmed that the plant will cover mainly the need for Iraq of armored vehicles.
The executive director of the factory, Ahmed Suleiman said in remarks quoted by the agency Anbar Alerdenbh official, said that "the Free Zone in Zarqa, north of Jordan saw, today, opening its first factory in the country and the Arab region for the production of armored vehicles," noting that "the plant will cover the need for countries in the region, especially the Iraqi market, It also aims to reach annual production, including $24 million."
He said Solomon that "the plant is an investment Jordanian-Russian joint venture with a capital of two million dinars works on plating cars and processed glass bullet-proof armor," noting that "the plant, which began its production with an area 3,200 meters square and employs about 100 workers from the region's population and uses about 80% of the local resources to ensure high quality, strength and durability."
The Executive Director of the plant that "armor and bullet-proof glass used is identical to the specifications of global security and in conformity with the European scale."
The Iraqi Council of Representatives voted during its meeting of 25 of the second legislative term of the year the second legislative held in, February 23, 2012, within the approved budget, the purchase of 350 vehicles armored to Congress a $60 billion Iraqi dinars, equivalent to $50 million, while he returned to vote in, March 6 present, the redeployment of funds allocated for the purchase of cars Almsahfah to some of the security services and the victims of "terrorism."
The speaker of parliament, Osama Najafi, in (February 28, 2012), parliamentarians to abandon armored cars, and called for the postponement of implementation of the decision to buy time "when people have more understanding for the hard work of parliamentarians."
Faced this decision much criticized, viewed it as the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the (February 26, 2012) and "a disgrace to Parliament", describing it as "theft" of the food of the Iraqi people, as he emphasized that it is traveling in that armor traitor to his people and his country and the disobedient to his Lord, As it considered the Virtue parliamentary (25 February) "provocation" to the feelings of Iraqis and "privileges redundant," as he, First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Qusay al-Suhail, in (February 25, 2012), was surprised to accept some lawmakers purchase armored vehicles to members of Parliament.