The Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, confirmed today, Tuesday, that the financial implementation rate of the current year’s budget has reached 99 percent, which is the highest, compared to previous years, while noting that the next stage will be the stage of correcting development and economic paths.
The ministry stated in a statement received by the "National News Center", that "this came during the minister's chairing of the meeting of the opinion board in the ministry in its sixth and last session for this year."
The minister added that “the high rate of implementation in the budget is due to the increasing movement in the implementation of investment projects, and the launch of financial allocations for these projects in their three phases,” praising “the great efforts made by the Ministry of Planning’s employees in following up on the implementation of the plans of ministries and agencies not associated with the Ministry and the governorates.”
And he indicated that "work in the ministry was continuous, including official holidays."
The Minister of Planning pointed out that “the next four years will be pivotal in the Iraqi economy, after the great and dangerous repercussions that the country has faced during the past years,” stressing that “the next stage will be the stage of correcting development and economic paths, leading to improving the level of services provided to citizens in all fields.”
The statement added that, “In addition to this, the opinion board discussed in its sixth session, which was attended by the two undersecretaries, heads of agencies and formations and general managers in the ministry, a number of issues and files related to the work of departments and formations, follow-up to the implementation of projects, and work towards improving the performance level of workers in the ministry.”
He added, "As during the meeting, a draft memorandum of understanding in the field of industrial property rights was discussed between the Central Organization for Standardization and Quality Control and the Syrian Commercial and Industrial Property Protection Directorate."
He explained that "the meeting witnessed a discussion of the prospects for joint cooperation between the Ministry of Planning and the American University in Baghdad, in the field of leadership programs, programs for statistical analysis, advisory services, and the development of the English language."
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