The Prime Minister presents the government’s general policy statement to deputies of the National People’s Assembly – Algerian Dialogue


Today, Tuesday, Prime Minister Ayman Ben Abdel Rahman began presenting the government’s general policy statement to representatives of the National People’s Assembly in a public session chaired by the Speaker of the Assembly, Ibrahim Bougali, in the presence of government members.
After the presentation made by the Prime Minister, the parliament’s representatives will begin discussing the general policy statement before giving way to the Prime Minister to respond to the MPs’ concerns and questions.
Before the opening of the session, a minute of silence was observed and the opening of the book was read, out of respect for the martyrs of Palestine who fell victim to the brutal Zionist attack.

The exchange reserve reached 85 billion dollars.. The freeze on 780 projects was lifted

Prime Minister Ayman bin Abdel Rahman said that the achievements made by the government between September 2022 and August 2023 reflect the future vision of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the government’s work plan comes within a special context characterized by the rapid transformations that the world is experiencing. Including our country to respond to the aspirations of society. Strengthening the economy and providing job opportunities by improving education, health care, and enhancing security. In addition to stability at home and abroad, cooperation with international partners.
Algeria also knew how to value its steadfastness by maintaining economic growth, as it will reach 5.3 percent by the end of 2023. The growth rate outside of fuel is 4.9 percent in 2023. Inflation also reached 9.5 percent, affected by the rise in food prices, which reached 13.2 percent.
The Prime Minister added that the value of exports declined to reach $52.8 billion due to the decline in oil prices, which saw its price drop from $1.4 billion to $85. Imports rose to $41.5 billion during the current year. Despite this, the balance of the trade balance will remain in surplus at 11.3 billion US dollars.
Despite the decline in fuel oil, exchange reserves reached $85 billion at the end of the year, taking into account gold reserves. Revenues increased by 25 percent between 2022 and 2023, reaching 8 thousand billion dinars. Expenditures also rose to 14,700 billion dinars, with the aim of preserving purchasing power and advancing development activity – adds the Prime Minister.
Ayman bin Abdul Rahman also announced that the freeze on 780 projects worth 1,273 billion Algerian dinars has been lifted. In addition to the new projects launched. By adapting public policies and adopting proactive policies based on the President’s directives, which allowed for strengthening national resilience capabilities and continuing the support policy through launching structured projects and sending investment, this was done without resorting to international borrowing.

Issuing two legal texts related to the right to trade unions and the right to strike

Bin Abdul Rahman revealed that the government’s work revolved around strengthening the independence of the judiciary by completing the legislative and regulatory framework by preparing a draft organic law that includes the basic law of the judiciary, which represents the cornerstone of justice reform.
The Prime Minister added that restoring citizen confidence in the judicial system represents the primary goal, which remains dependent on improving the quality of judicial rulings issued within reasonable deadlines and facilitating litigation for all citizens.
In addition to preparing a draft organic law that includes the basic law of the judiciary, work focused on “consolidating the administrative independence of the Supreme Judicial Council.” This is done by providing him with administrative structures that allow him to carry out his duties, especially in the field of managing the professional lives of judges, a power that has become within the exclusive jurisdiction of this constitutional body.”
New judicial bodies were also installed, including 6 administrative courts of appeal to guarantee the constitutional right to litigation at two levels. 12 specialized commercial courts, in addition to employing 200 student judges for the year 2022. Initiating a program to employ 1,500 judges over a period of 3 years. Employing 1,390 police secretariat agents and implementing a training program to improve the level for the benefit of 660 judges and 1,639 employees. Organizing a training entry competition to obtain a certificate of professional competence for law for 2,500 candidates
In the field of promoting the full exercise of rights and freedoms, two legal texts were issued relating to the right to trade unions and the right to strike. In order to encourage the effective participation of social partners in profound social and economic reforms – the Prime Minister adds –
The justice sector is also preparing several draft laws, most of which aim to simplify cassation appeal procedures. Incorporating alternative dispute resolution methods and legal mechanisms for electronic justice. “And strengthening alternative sanctions to reduce public expenditures.”

Disseminate efficiency contracts and put an end to the practices that bankrupt public institutions

Prime Minister Ayman bin Abdul Rahman revealed that the government is working to implement its strategy aimed at correcting… And relaunching public economic institutions.
The Minister said that the matter concerns institutions experiencing financial difficulties. An evaluation plan has been drawn up to reform the governance of these institutions and put them on the path to growth. In this regard, the Minister added: “It is worth noting the implementation of procedures related to the dissemination of efficiency contracts, which link the operating frameworks, In the public bodies of these institutions.
He also said that these contracts depend on accurate and objective criteria to evaluate the performance of operating tires, to put an end to previous practices that led to the bankruptcy of national public institutions.
On the other hand, the Minister adds, “The various oversight bodies have continued their duties within the framework of extensive audit operations.” To manage public economic institutions, it made it possible to prepare comprehensive reports on the conditions and methods of their management, and to propose the necessary measures to improve their governance.”

Modernization of the Algerian air force

Prime Minister Ayman bin Abdel Rahman revealed that the State Contributions Activity Council held five sessions during the year, during which it studied many of the state of public economic institutions.
The minister added that the council took decisions related, in particular, to plans to develop a large number of them, such as the Algerian airline.
In this regard, the Minister revealed that the Council approved the modernization project for this company, in particular. By strengthening its air fleet with 15 new aircraft by 2027.
In addition to restructuring the National Company for Maritime Transport of Goods.

These are public companies that are being revived

The Council also studied the Prime Minister and approved a plan to develop and revive the activity of many successful institutions. Similar to the former beverage production unit in Jijel, which is supposed to return to service at the end of this year.
As well as the “Sovest” company, located in the state of Tebessa, which specializes in glass production through its reintegration and revitalization of its activity.
The Council also agreed, the Minister added, to re-evaluate the cost of producing seawater treatment hotels. In order to cover the additional fees related to the completion of this huge project, which would contribute to enhancing tourism capabilities. And patriotism, especially in its therapeutic aspect with sea water.
The Prime Minister also indicated that the Council is continuously monitoring the status of confiscated properties, with final decisions for justice in the context of fighting corruption, as he had agreed to give up 15 assets and production units for the benefit of many public and economic institutions, as the assets and units given up included several industrial activities. Such as the steel industry, chemical and food industries, as well as the service sector such as university transportation.
This waiver process made it possible to maintain the activity of the confiscated institutions as well as job positions, in addition to continuing the completion of several projects.

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