Ministry of Planning launches national development plan for the years 2013 – 2017

Posted: September 16, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
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Revenue will reach 812 trillion dinars

The Ministry of Planning, on Monday, for “national development plan for the years 2013 – 2017”, and confirmed that its previous “did not achieve the desired success in the sectors of industry, housing and tourism,” while the Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani that the new plan “will focus on Industry mainly instead of oil “, he called on both government officials and private sector to” work together to implement the plan. “

The agent said the Ministry of Planning Mahdi Keywords in a joint press conference with Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani, at the Rashid Hotel in central Baghdad, and attended (range Press), “The previous plan, which was from 2010 to 2014 achieved successes acceptable and concrete in the dinar exchange rate Iraqi In the field of education in the health field, “adding,” but did not achieve required in the manufacturing sector and the housing sector, tourism and so a new plan was created in 2013 – 2017. ”

He Keywords that “the new plan will be complementary to the plan earlier and reduce the gap between rural and urban areas will be the role of local governments in the implementation of the plan and give the role of the private sector,” pointing to “the formation of 12 a committee to study this plan to be put in practice.”

For his part, Al-Shahristani said at the conference, “The annual plans that were developed by the ministries met with difficulty in the implementation and coordination between ministries so there was a decision to develop a plan for a number of years to be an integrated plan,” noting that “these plans are five-year plans to lay the foundations of development real policy of the country, especially after the success of the oil licensing round with major international oil companies to implement service contracts. ”

Shahristani said that “the government has a resolution was relying on other resources in the country instead of relying on oil,” he said, adding that it “focused on the industrial sector, mainly rather than relying on the energy sector.”

Shahristani said that “the previous plan despite the problems of security and political, but we have achieved an economic growth rate of 9%, the highest level in the countries of the region,” pointing out that “the new plan presented to the Cabinet for approval and today kicks off this plan formally studied.”

He called on Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Hussain al-Shahristani officials in government and the private sector to “work together at all levels to implement the plan.”

He Shahristani said that “the plan has been able to achieve growth in the agriculture sector by (13.4%) and in the field of industry and energy rate (38.2%) and in the field of transport and communications by (9.5%), buildings and services rose (28.6%) and education (10.3%)” , acknowledging that it “did not achieve the required level in the fields of electricity, industry, buildings, and even the private sector did not invest in the right format as well as in the field of tourism and religious tourism.”

For his part, the technical agent for the Ministry of Planning Sami when Paul that the rate of economic growth achieved after the implementation of the national development plan amounted to 8.6% in 2011 and 10% in 2012.

He explained Paul that “the plan has achieved positive results in the areas of health, education and higher education, for as well as the high percentage of coverage of water services of about 75% in 2006, to 82% in 2011, and the high proportion of employers sewerage systems from 7% in 2003 to 32% in 2011 for the provinces, and from 75% to 86% in the city of Baghdad. ”

Paul added that “the contribution of the industrial sector in the plan was increased by 3% of GDP”, underlined that “the deficit is still within the population rates high.”

He said the agent’s Technical Planning Ministry that “the oil revenues expected for the state from 2013 to 2017 is 768.7 trillion dinars, equivalent to a rate of 94.6 of state revenues, what would be the revenue non-oil is 43.5 trillion dinars, equivalent to 5.4 of the total state revenue.
He said Paul that “the investment required to achieve the goals of the plan are 329 trillion dinars of the government sector and 88 trillion dinars of the private sector,” he said, adding that “the total output of the plan will increase by 13% annually, and reduced the poverty rate from 19% in 2012 to 16% in the year 2017. ”

He continued Paul that “the plan aims to produce about 6 million tons of wheat in 2017, which will cover domestic consumption, and increase the rate of production of barley from 820 thousand tons in 2011 to 1.2 million tonnes in 2017,” pointing out that “the rate of production of dates will rise from 700 thousand tons in 2013 to one million tons in 2017, as well as to achieve significant increases in the number of animals during the annual growth rate of not less than 7% per annum for sheep and goats. ”

He said the technical agent for the Ministry of Planning said that “the plan aimed at increasing the volume of water inventories increased by 22 billion cubic meters through the implementation of large dams and permanent solution Mosul Dam., And reclamation 2.5 million acres Astslaha the full rate of 500 thousand acres a year.”

And between Paul “The plan includes also add 37 berths to the ports list, bringing the number of sidewalk in 2017 to 83 berths and card 29 million tons per year,” pointing out that “the plan will work to complete the construction of hospitals and health institutions under way to add capacity is important, and reducing child mortality to 18 infant deaths per 1000 live births. ”

He was Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called, (21 May 2013), ministries to implement the plan new five-year (2013-2017), which he described as “ambitious and realistic”, and while pointing to signs of successes in applying the five-year plan earlier, acknowledged that some of them without the level of ambition, while opinions varied Minister on Substances that Tantoltha the plan and the problems that did not come up with solutions.

The Iraqi Ministry of Planning acknowledged, in the (May 12, 2013), the failure of five-year plan developed by the year 2010 for the years (2010-2014), which aims to reduce disparities between urban and rural areas, and increase the gross domestic product, stressing that Iraq is still far from the border drawn by the the United Nations.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Planning, announced (June 2011), the percentage of the poverty level in Iraq amounted to about 23%, which means that a quarter of Iraq’s population living below the poverty line, including nearly 5% live in extreme poverty, in while the third pointed out in June 2012, that the statistics confirmed that the unemployment rate in Iraqi society (16%).


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