Parliament to discuss ending the 2016 budget

11/17/2015 20:05

BAGHDAD / Obelisk: Finished houses, Tuesday, hosted by a number of respective personnel minister read the report and discuss the federal budget for 2016 before the meeting to be lifted on Thursday.

According to a statement of the Council, that the 'House of Representatives ended its session held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Salim al-President of the Council and in the presence of 233 deputies read the report and discuss the federal budget for 2016, in addition to the vote on the resolution is required to follow measures to to amend the national card law, specifically Article 26 Second him' .

At the outset of the meeting House Speaker Salim al-emphasized the presidency of the Council taking into account the County deputies religious components of the meetings of the Council in protest against the article 26 of the national law of the card, expressing the Council is keen to resume deputies components for their work with their colleagues in the Council.

The Council voted on a resolution of its members to follow the necessary measures to amend the national card law, specifically Article 26 Secondly it in line with the provisions of the Constitution, and is consistent with the rights of the Iraqi thoroughbreds components.

He called al-Jubouri deputies components boycotters to return to attend the meetings of the Council to contribute to the paragraphs primary task, noting that the Council will take the necessary steps to amend the national law of the card and work on all components of society enjoy the rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

For his part, MP for the Christian component Kanna response thanks to the members of the House of Representatives and the Presidency of the Republic and to the demands of non-Muslim religious components, as well as thanks to all the religious references.

The House of Representatives postponed a vote on the draft law of the Martyrs Foundation, sponsored by the committees of the martyrs and victims and political prisoners, human rights and legal to session next Thursday in order to address some of the disputed paragraphs.

He Jubouri for the Council is keen to complete the draft laws, especially the law, which counts people who gave their blood sacrifice for their country's security and stability.

The House of Representatives finished reading the report and discuss the draft general budget of the Federal Republic of Iraq for fiscal year 2016 and provided financial and legal committees.

And between the two committees report that the total budget expenditures for 2016 amounted to 106 trillion dinars, compared to the amount of 119 trillion dinars for 2015, a drop of 11%, noting that the federal budget for the coming year suffer from a deficit of 22.7 trillion dinars, the equivalent of 21% of the total expenditure.

On the other hand, al-Jubouri, welcomed the presence of the Ministers of Finance [Hoshyar Zebari] and oil [Adel Abdul-Mahdi] planning [Salman Jumaili] to discuss the report of the draft general budget of the federal law in 2016 to view the Government's vision on them.

Zebari stressed the government's commitment to providing the budget in 2016 set the timing, indicating that the government exceeded the real concerns about the disable state and non-compliance with its obligations to pay staff salaries and other entitlements.

The Minister of Finance that the government able to reduce the deficit from 25% to 22%, alluding to hold intensive meetings with international financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund, pointing out that the Council of Ministers will submit an amendment to the budget bill in 2016 soon in order to reduce the existing deficit through Issuance of bonds and cash.

The Planning Minister Salman Jumaili detect the presence of 4012 investment project implemented by the provinces through regional development budget, in addition to the 2726 investment project carried out by the ministries concerned.

The Minister of Planning to the non-inclusion of new projects on the state budget for 2016 in addition to delete and the freezing of some investment projects, announcing an end to near the dues of contractors and resolve the issue of lagging projects.

In turn, the oil minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi called for the launch of a campaign to encourage investments in the oil and other sectors as well as encouraging national investments to make up for the shortfall in the budget and increase state revenues.

He predicted oil minister that oil production rates are for 2016 up to 3.7 million barrels per day, calling for fundamental changes to the oil licensing contracts being signed at a time when oil prices are high.

In the interventions of the House of Representatives on the budget law, MP Saleh al-Hasnawi called for legislation to speed up oil and gas law and dismantling the financial and oil link between the central government and the Kurdistan region, demanding to reduce the overall budget deficit by eliminating expenses entirely and cut taxes to increase tax collection and reduce corruption.

He noted the MP Habib Terminal that fiscal revenue in the previous budget did not achieve the requirements of attention in the governorates where religious shrines.

He asked the Attorney Niyazi Oglu why the non-arrival of the final accounts for the last year and actual data derived from the expenditure, calling for the allocation of the amount of compensation for the victims in the city of Tuz.

He MP Fares Alberfkana support for the austerity steps by the devaluation of national revenue, and urged not to prejudice to staff salaries and social welfare and security forces and to provide the ration card and the needs of the displaced as well as pay attention to areas liberated from the hands of the terrorist Daash.

He suggested MP Adnan al-Janabi, resorting to the allocation of financial basis for citizens and then impose taxes to achieve the vision of the overall economy.

Wondered the MP, but Talabani of receivables for the Peshmerga forces to exchange private Mizantha came the same formula contained in the 2015 budget.

And MP Ali al-Adeeb, stressed the need to increase the payment on credit and interest in the oil-producing governorates to lack of financial allocations from the federal budget resources of the state, surprising the absence of a clear mechanism to determine the amounts obtained from duties and taxes.

He called MP Ammar Tohme to reconsider estimate the price of oil to below $ forty per barrel in the budget.

MP Ahmed electrodes to speed regardless the amount of 400 billion dinars scheduled within the 2015 budget that allocated for the displaced and to double the amount in the 2016 budget.

She MP Hanan al to the existence of some provinces that do not receive allocations her.

And ask the Attorney Jawad al possession of the Council of Ministers for a deliberate strategy for the preparation of the federal budget and approval.

He called MP Mohammed Halbusi the government to fulfill their obligations to support the displaced people and the sons of the tribes.

He urged the MP Raad Aldhlki to share that money be displaced entitlement for displaced people, not a grant.

I am surprised MP Khalaf Abdul Samad of ignoring previous budgets of the provinces within dues Law No. 21, calling for justice to the people of Basra province in the Federal going forward.

In turn, MP Izz al-Din called on the state to give importance to the exchange of displaced citizens allocations by investment projects.

The deputy Kaveh Mohammad predicted increase fiscal deficit as a result of the lack of a strategy to achieve the desired benefits to meet the 2016 budget revenue.

The MP Riad Ghraib need to restore the draft budget law in 2016 to the government to repair the defect points contained therein.

The MP Awad al-Awadi, the need to use the time in dealing with the amendments to the federal budget law, calling to keep service projects in the central and southern part of the budget law, and attention to the provision of fund allocations for housing citizens.

He noted the MP Ribawar Taha to the need to provide financial benefits to the province of Kirkuk and disbursement of the salaries of the Peshmerga forces.

The MP stressed Mona Amiri on the need to allocate financial support for arming the army and the popular crowd and achieve the requirements of the war.

In response, they are on the interventions of the House of Representatives, Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari stressed the intention of the Government to amend the federal budget and sent to the House of Representatives, stressing the existence of talks with the International Monetary Fund and not to bring them downloads about salaries or displaced, in addition to the government's commitment to benefits farmers.

The oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi pointed out that the central government halted the region's share after the last stop of his commitment to hand over its share of oil production a few months ago, declaring the government's obligation to pay benefits in the event of the province handed over 550 000 barrels per day.

The oil minister added that licensing contracts has made $ 337 billion versus $ 36 billion for companies for the extraction value.

The Minister of Planning has indicated that his ministry is seeking to develop a five-year plan in the light of existing data.

For his part, Sheikh Hamoudi, first deputy chairman of the Council called for the presence of the ministers concerned on Sunday for the meeting of Finance Committee to discuss key issues in the budget law, including the entitlements of the crowd and Nazhan.a



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