Baghdad - IA - Wissam Al-Mulla
Today, Monday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced the outcomes of hosting the Minister of Planning and the governors, while it announced hosting the Minister of Finance in the coming days to discuss the delay in financing projects.
The head of the committee, Atwan Al-Atwani, told the Iraqi News Agency (INA): “Today, the committee hosted the Minister of Planning and the governors of Basra and Nineveh as representatives of the governors, and yesterday it hosted the governorates that are not organized into a region, and they presented their problems in financing ongoing and new projects, and it was necessary to host a minister.” Planning because part of the problems concern the ministry.”
Al-Atwani added, "During the meeting, the problems raised by the governorates yesterday were discussed, and some of them were agreed to proceed with, such as standard documents, auditing of projects and priorities, and financial costs that must be audited to ensure the implementation of projects."
He continued: “With regard to some observations, an agreement was reached with the Ministry of Planning regarding the coordinating body, given that the budget charted a path for the approval of the plan, which is for it to be from the governorates, then to the Ministry of Planning, and then to the Ministry of Finance.”
He pointed out that "many observations were discussed, and the Minister of Planning expressed his readiness to resolve the issue of advances within 48 hours, and stressed not to delay it, and many of the problems raised at the governors' meeting were addressed."
He pointed out that "Parliamentary Finance will add the Minister of Finance next Thursday, or next week, to discuss delaying the financing of projects whose requirements have been completed by the Ministry of Planning."
He added, "This matter constitutes a concern, given that the year is almost over and there are financial allocations that do not fund projects. This creates new lagging projects, which will be followed up with the Ministry of Finance."
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