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Gov’t-House committee to review features of 2020 State Budget

 

The Jordan Times

 

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Monday agreed to create a joint government parliamentary committee to set the main features of the 2020 State Budget before its submission to Parliament.
 
The premier, Deputy Prime Minister Rajai Muasher and Finance Minister Ezzeddine Kanakrieh, during the meeting held in the Lower House and attended by a number of ministers and heads of parliamentary committees, went over the main features of the 2020 State Budget and budgets of independent public institutions.
 
In developing the 2020 budget, the government has adopted the outcome-driven approach, a comprehensive development tool, along with controlling expenditures, enhancing government revenues, stimulating the economy and boosting economic growth to create job opportunities for young people, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
 
The government also reaffirmed its commitment to consulting Parliament, with its two chambers, to address the challenges that face the State Budget.
 
Tarawneh, during the meeting, presented proposals related to financial and administrative reform, drawing attention to tax burdens. 
 
A number of measures were also proposed to control the capital budgets of vital sectors including health and education, put forward means to activate public-private sector partnerships and support economic sectors that generate employment.
 
The opening of the fourth ordinary session of the 18th Parliament is scheduled for next Sunday, Petra added. 
 
 

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