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Baghdad / Al-Masalla: The Government Media Cell announced, on Saturday May 8, 2021, that the Ministry of Planning had achieved a number of important steps and took more measures related to the development and economic reality in the country within one year of the life of the current government, starting from May 2020 until the end of the month April 2021.
A statement of the government media cell reported to “Al-Masalla” said that all the ongoing and stalled projects were counted within the investment program and the regional development program, and to find the remedies and procedures required to return these projects to work, cancel or invest them, according to the nature of each of these projects, indicating that The Ministry was able to count the amounts of financial obligations for the completion of investment projects for all parties after excluding the cumulative expenses from them.
The statement added that the Diwani Order 45 Committee headed by the Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, managed to restore 30 hospitals out of 52 that were suspended, and also contributed to the preparation and completion of the national plan to end the displacement file, and enable the displaced to return to their areas in cooperation with the Ministry of Immigration and Displacement. And United Nations organizations.
The statement touched on the file of the Social Fund for Development projects in a number of governorates, and said that the ministry has succeeded in completing 32 projects, and covering 8 new governorates with the Fund’s projects, and the last period has witnessed the formation of the Private Sector Support Council, which will undertake the tasks of supervision, management and policy-making of the private sector. in Iraq.
He added that the Ministry was able to address the technical and contractual problems of more than 70 different projects throughout Iraq, and prepared a manual for checking and assessing the conformity of vehicles, and it is continuing to complete the job number project for Iraqi state employees, and more than two million five hundred thousand job numbers have been entered so far, and the completion of The reform and recovery plan responding to the complex, health and economic crisis, adding that the ministry continues its preparations for implementing the general population census when health and financial conditions allow for it.
He continued to say that the ministry had succeeded in evaluating the performance of three governorates, namely Muthanna, Diwaniyah, and Najaf, based on Diwani Order 162 of 2020, regarding the evaluation of the performance of the governors and the governorates.
He pointed out that the ministry has completed the preparation of the second national voluntary report for sustainable development, in preparation for Iraq’s participation in the high-level political forum to be held by the United Nations next July, and has prepared a strategy for developing and improving the public sector in Iraq, and preparing the framework document for the development of the performance of senior leaders in Iraq, And preparing a plan for graduate studies at the country level and a plan for admission to the medical group.
The statement added that the Ministry continued its work related to standardization, quality control, jewelry marking and patent registration, in addition to continuing to follow-up, evaluate and grant accreditation certificates to conformity assessment bodies, as 7 new certificates were granted and another 7 renewed, and the scope of work was expanded to five other bodies by the Iraqi Accreditation Authority. .
He indicated that the ministry faced challenges that hindered work, including the Corona pandemic, the lack of allocations, the lack of financial liquidity, and the failure to approve the 2020 budget.
According to the statement, the Ministry of Planning called for giving greater flexibility to rotate employees between state institutions as needed, and granting the competent minister broader powers in conducting financial transfers between the chapters of the operational budget and increasing allocations to fulfill financial obligations.