Algeria: President Tebboune Chairs Meeting to Examine Draft National Plan for Socioeconomic Recovery

Algiers — President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Tuesday a working session devoted to the examination of the draft national plan for socioeconomic recovery, to be submitted in the next meetings of the Council of ministers, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

"President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired today a working session, in the presence of Prime minister and ministers of Finance, Energy, Industry and Mining, Trade, Agriculture as well as deputy minister to the Prime minister, in charge of Prospective," said the source.

This working session was devoted to the examination of the draft national plan of socioeconomic recovery, to be submitted in the next meetings of the Council of ministers, added the source.

The concerned ministers made presentations on the practical measures proposed to implement the Government's action plan, aimed at building a new national economy based on the diversification of growth sources, knowledge economy and the rational management of national wealth, the communiqué said.

In this regard, President of the Republic ordered to start the exploitation of the iron mine of Ghar-Djebilet in the province of Tindouf and the zinc deposit of Oued Amizour in the province of Bejaia.

For President Tebboune, building a real new economy begins with the change of mentalities and the release of initiatives from any bureaucratic hindrances, the revision of legal texts in force or their adaptation according to the economic logic and not circumstantial practices, which will help better use of the national genius and create wealth and jobs without exclusion, according to the communiqué.

He ordered minister of Industry to present the already available specifications in the next Council of ministers and to optimize oil and gas derivatives in order to increase the national income.

President Tebboune affirmed that the final draft of the socioeconomic recovery plan will be presented to all the Algerian economic operators, once approved in the Council of ministers, as a roadmap with implementation deadlines, to be then assessed at the end of the deadlines, pointing out that this national plan must preserve the State's social character and the citizens' purchasing power, notably the disadvantaged category, added the source.

At the end of the working session, President of the Republic called on the concerned ministers to start immediately, under the supervision of Prime minister, looking for efficient mechanisms able to reduce, in the short term, the useless expenditure and increase revenues by encouraging the national production, the generalization of digitization and the fight against tax avoidance as well as waste and overbilling, in order to enable the country to overcome the circumstantial difficulties caused by the double crisis of the drop in the hydrocarbon revenues and the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, said the communiqué.

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