The Ministry of Finance in the Iraqi government, that the budget next year 2018 provides salaries of state employees and social protection and retirees and ration card and the maintenance of security, defense and health requirements.
“The ministry has taken upon itself to provide the amounts allocated as salaries to employees, retirees and employees of state institutions in addition to the salaries of social protection and security, defense and health requirements,” Inspector General of the Ministry Maher al-Bayati said in an interview with Al-Sabah newspaper.
He added that “Prime Minister Haider Abadi stressed, during his meeting with the advanced owners of the ministry on the draft bill of the budget in 2018, the need for accurate review and to achieve more pressure on the operational expenses of the three presidencies and ministries and bodies not associated with the Ministry and the minimum to ensure the insurance of basic expenses, Workers in the state and retirees, as well as securing funds for the ration card and social protection and security and defense requirements.
Al-Bayati said that “the Prime Minister stressed during the meeting, the need to secure Iraq’s international and national obligations and to pay the dues of loans and continue to secure the receivables of contractors as was the focus on maximizing non-oil revenues through activating various activities and increase productivity and emphasis on activating the private sector so that it can perform its role to increase production And revitalizing the economy. “