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Economy News - Baghdad
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Mueen Al-Kazemi, confirmed, on Monday, that his committee will meet today, in the presence of Finance Minister Taif Sami, to discuss the budget items, including the reasons for its rise to 200 trillion dinars, including 150 trillion dinars for the operational budget and 50 trillion dinars for the investment budget, and how to address the deficit of 64 trillion dinars.
Al-Kazemi added, "The committee is serious about expediting the completion of the budget accurately, and there must be a real review of the budget and reducing the deficit. It will be through meetings with ministries and institutions, reviewing numbers, reducing some chapters, and transferring from one chapter to another."
He stated, "The share of the Kurdistan region in the budget is 12.67 percent, which is approximately 16 trillion dinars," explaining that "the revenues of the Kurdistan region will be reviewed."
Al-Kazemi pointed out, in an interview with the official news agency, that "passing the budget takes from one month to 45 days."
Regarding the confirmation of contractors, Al-Kazemi said, "The confirmation of contractors was taken into account in the 2023 budget through the job grades that were created in the Ministry of Finance, including the 280,000 job grades for lecturers and the 74,000 grades for higher and first degrees, and so on with regard to electricity contracts, the Baghdad Municipality, and other self-financing departments."
Al-Kazemi added, "The salaries of employees, who numbered nearly 4 million employees, amount to approximately 58 trillion dinars."
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