Parliamentary Finance calls for an inventory of state real estate
The first 2023/08/13
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: Muhannad Abdel-Wahhab
, the Finance Committee, headed by Representative Atwan Al-Atwani and in the presence of a number of its members, hosted yesterday, Saturday, the Director General of the State Real Estate Department, Nadia Rashid, and the Assistant Director-General, Alia Nizar; To discuss the state's real estate file, at the committee's headquarters.
A statement by the House of Representatives Media Department stated that "the committee chairman stated that there are a number of observations that constitute a great responsibility that necessitates following up on the procedures of the State Real Estate Department regarding them."
Al-Atwani stressed "the need to develop a feasibility study for investing in lands belonging to the state in order to reach results that are in the public interest," revealing that "many projects have stopped due to the failure to conclude contracts for their implementation by the concerned authorities," calling for "finding a clear vision for the institution to benefit from these real estate for the public treasury." .
For her part, the Director General of the State Real Estate Department, Nadia Rasheed, confirmed "working to solve the existing problems according to steps to be taken," noting the development of proposals to amend the internal system of the department, and also revealed a "preliminary inventory and inventory of real estate, while the final inventory is done in coordination with the real estate registry ".
It stated that it "is working to complete the system to solve a lot of red tape and eliminate corruption, based on the law and acting in the public interest."
During the hosting, the committee emphasized "finding a clear mechanism for investing state lands and how to use them in accordance with the economic vision, as well as a feasibility study to determine the rental of residential real estate, finding an economic philosophy in the rental process, and the exploitation of unoccupied lands, in addition to the importance of carrying out administrative reforms in the State Real Estate Department, in order to develop this sector.
The committee requested "an inventory of all state properties and their classification, as part of non-oil revenues, in addition to the revenues generated from renting those properties."
Meanwhile, committee member Adnan Al-Zorfi said, in an interview with "Al-Sabah": "State real estate has no plans to invest its real estate properly, and the Finance Committee, in its meeting with state real estate, focused on drawing up an investment map for all lands under the powers of state real estate and the ownership of the Ministry of Finance." .
He called for "developing a clear map for land investment for a period of 50 years," noting that "administrative problems, dismantling ministerial intersections, and organizing the relationship between departments are the prerogatives of the Minister of Finance."
He pointed out that "the links between the powers need an administrative organization, but the most important thing is that these real estate and lands be invested for economic purposes that are beneficial to the country."
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