Parliamentary Finance announces the launch of project allocations for 11 governorates
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Today, Sunday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced the launch of project allocations for 11 governorates, while specifying the reasons for the delay in launching them.
Committee member Majid al-Waeli said in an interview with the Iraqi News Agency, and followed by "Economy News", that "the delay in spending the budget for some provinces occurred two months ago, but a month ago the budget was launched to 11 provinces, and the first batch of funding allocations was made to the provinces' plans for ongoing projects, not new." Noting that "the governorates are keen to distribute the budget to the largest number of their administrative units."
Al-Waeli added, "The committee has refined the reconstruction plans submitted by the governorates," stressing that "the ongoing projects have not stopped and have not been delayed by the committee, as they were previously approved."
He pointed out that "there is an in-depth scrutiny of the allocations and the plan for the reconstruction of new projects in addition to the many conditions," explaining that "these projects must be fairly distributed among the administrative units in the governorates and according to the population representation, in addition to the strategic projects that serve more than one administrative unit, and this percentage is only More than 15%, in addition to many conditions, according to the water, electricity and health sectors.
He noted that "the study and audit of new projects after they were completed and reached the Finance Committee and checked, I went to the Ministry of Planning and all these stages need time, which led to a delay in launching allocations for new projects."
He stressed, "The ongoing projects have no delays, and the first batches have been released according to the percentages of completion, and things are going well."