Specialists warn against the consequences of late adoption of the budget and its repercussions on the provinces
Baghdad / Fadia Al-Jawari
continued: Mansouri Therefore, the maturity of Basra 3 trillion dinars according to n The figure of 5%, pointing out that it received 300 billion dinars last year, "noting that" this unfair to the right of the province, especially as they need to complete the service projects stalled, which will be destroyed because of this decision. "
It is worth mentioning that Iraq began approving the petrodollar project in 2008, which relies on 5% or 5 dollars of the revenues of crude oil produced in the province and 5% of refined oil revenues in the refineries of the province and 5% of the revenues of natural gas produced in the province.
For his part, Deputy Chairman of the Basra Provincial Council Ahmed al-Silti, "There is a deficit in the budget of projects worth 80%, indicating that the allocation of six trillion dinars by the central government as a budget for Basra, is not commensurate with the requirements and need of the province as a producer and a major source of Iraqi oil" .
Al-Sulaiti said in an interview for (the extent) that "Basra reduced its projects because of the federal budget facing a large deficit, so the Council raised the budget by 31 trillion dinars, adding:" The government allocated only six trillion dinars, which is not commensurate with the requirements And the need for Basra as a producer and exporter of Iraqi oil, "noting that" the size of the amount that formed a deficit in the budget of 2017 is 25 trillion Iraqi dinars.
"He al-Sulaiti that" the provincial council hosted the Planning Committee in the province earlier to discuss the mechanism to overcome the deficit and how will be divided amount Allocated ", and expected that" the Council of Basra and Dio N maintaining legal proceedings against the federal government to ensure the rights of the people of Basra. "
In turn, confirms the member of the Committee on oil and energy parliamentary, Furat al-Shara, that the budget of the country for this year 2018 unfair to the rights of the province of Basra, and says Shara in a statement received (range), a copy of it, "The federal budget 2018 carries with it many points and paragraphs are wrong and need to A study with great meditation and deliberation, a clear specialization, accuracy, justice and fairness. "
Shara pointed out that "the province of Basra suffers from not counting the petrodollar in all paragraphs of the budget and border crossings of all kinds, as well as not to return the money of Basra from the federal government through the Law 21 and the abolition of some ministries."
And stresses in his statement: it is not right to be given to Kurdistan 17% of the budget and budgets, but the return to the census more equitable, "and called for" the stabilization of oil exports from Kurdistan than the above and in line with the reality of extraction, and there are points and other paragraphs others "We are working on not to hinder the adoption of the budget, which is a serious risk."
On the other hand, confirms the Chairman of the Legal Committee in the Council of Basra, Ahmed Abdul Hussein, that the province has been subject to financial distress and injustice by the federal government by blocking allocations for 2017.
Abdul Hussein said that "Basra entered into contractual obligations in some service projects, including road projects and file cleaning and sewerage projects in the neighborhood of Hussein and more than two thousand contract with the province of staff in education and municipal, and humanitarian projects to send patients out of Iraq," noting that " By blocking the allocations and there is no real justification to prevent them from maintaining the contrary to the law and the Constitution.
He adds that "the province administration hopes through appeals and through pressure on the federal government and move the members of the House of Representatives from Basra and the local government of Basra, in the development of additional allocations in the budget of 2018, to fill the deficit and large debts to the province, which amounted to more than 180 billion dinars," adding that "Basra demanded the inclusion of the petrodollar budget, which is five dollars, per barrel produced in the province, and five dollars per barrel refined, and five per hundred and fifty cubic meters of gas."
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