Aras Publishers to host signing ceremony book exploring Iraq’s natural resources24/06/2012 19:06
ERBIL, June 24 (AKnews) - A signing ceremony will be held at Erbil-based Aras Publishers on Wednesday for The Treasures of Iraq (Kunuz al-Iraq), which explores the theme of natural resources in the country.
Supervisor for the preparation of the book Khaled Suleiman said: The Treasures of Iraq is the product of three workshops that were held during 2011 and 2012, under the supervision of the independent media center with the participation of Misalla organization and the journalists of Kirkuk, funded by the IPA organization.
"The book discusses several issues, including oil, water, gas, and ways to access to the information about these natural resources, along with the issue of transparency, the role of natural resources in sustainable development and human development, in addition to addressing the issues of preservation of the environment, especially that the process of extracting oil can damage the environment and can be avoided by following a policy that can preserve the environment."
Some 23 journalists from all Iraqi cities participated in the essays published in the book in both Kurdish and Arabic.
The book also discussed the issue of natural resources in the Kurdistan Region and there are stories and essays about natural resources in Kurdistan.
About the issue of water, Suleiman said: "There was a focus on the water issue which is one of the important sources in Iraq.”
The Treasures of Iraq was recently released by Aras Publishers within its 2012 publications and includes stories and press reports about the natural resources in Iraq. It was edited and supervised by Suleiman.
By Wafaa Zangana