Araji: the budget will reach the parliament within days
Araji: the budget will reach the parliament within days and take care not to be affected citizen of helplessness
12/08/2014 (00:01 pm)
BAGHDAD / long-Presse
Bahaa al-Araji, the deputy prime minister, on Sunday, revealed that the Council will finalize the preparation of the general budget for 2015 in the coming days and before the end of the fiscal year.
And among the priorities of the exchange in the budget will be the security, health and service sectors, called for the development of the state “non-oil” resources out of the crisis without losses.
in turn described the democratic bloc Warka delay in approving the budget in 2015 and commenting on the continuing decline in oil prices as “Laughter on the beards of ordinary people.” . And suggested the arrival of the budget bill to the House of Representatives next year. The Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari revealed the “long” the ministry’s intention to reduce the upcoming budget to 120 trillion. Zebari said his ministry is seeking to reduce the budget deficit to 30 trillion dinars through a review of its provisions with the Ministries of State, and the search for domestic sources to reduce the deficit rather than foreign borrowing. He stressed the Minister of Finance to hold the ministry at a price of $ 70 a barrel in the general budget, confirmed the existence of the desire of the federal government to normalize relations with the region.
The financial parliamentary committees attributed the government’s delay passage of the budget next year to the continuing decline of oil prices in addition to the concern to search for ways to deal with large deficits . In this context, Bahaa al-Araji confirmed, the deputy prime minister, said that “the Council of Ministers Akif on the completion of the preparation of the general budget in the coming days and before the end of the financial year in the form that suits the global oil prices.” Araji said, in a statement issued yesterday and received a (long-Presse) a copy of it, that “priority will be given the necessary sectors such as security and defense, health and the ration card and social welfare,” and pointed out that “the government is determined to take the necessary measures to not affected by the citizens of this crisis, especially since the Iraq’s oil country and has large reserves of oil. ”
He called on the Deputy Prime Minister to “think about how to get out winners from this crisis through research and development of the Iraqi state resources other than oil, as well as knowledge of aspects and spending priorities.”
In the same vein, said Joseph Saljoh, MP for the Bloc Warka democracy, that the delay in approving the 2015 budget because of falling oil prices, “laughed the beards of the ordinary people,” likely that the 2015 budget law up to the House of Representatives in the next year. He Saljoh, in an interview with the (long-Presse), “The delay in approving the budget for 2015 for reasons related to a drop in world oil prices, represent reasons are not convincing,” returned them, “laughed the beards of ordinary people.”
He said a member of the Democratic Warka bloc “The federal budget 2015 will arrive in February or March of next year, “and wondered” not reasonable to fail and the Oil Ministry for putting a price My guess for Iraqi oil? “.
The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri announced (November 30, 2014), Chapter holiday The first legislature will begin on Monday, for a period of one month, and in attributing the cause to “delayed Cabinet to send financial budget law for 2015, stressed that the parliament will hold a special meeting during the holiday if the arrival of the budget.
The failure of the Iraqi Council of Ministers (November 29, 2014) , to approve the financial budget law for 2015, due to lower oil prices, contrary to what was planned recognized in the budget.
The Parliamentary Finance Committee predicted in (22 October 2014), to reduce the state budget by 59 trillion Iraqi dinars, and the government called for austerity and reduce expenditures is necessary, while an economist suggested reducing the salaries of the upper classes in the state and stimulate the private sector to be able to create new jobs to absorb the unemployed rather than the full dependence on the state in this area.