Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Ali Yousef Shukri
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The Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Ali al-Yousef Shukri told private Radio Free Iraq that the state budget for 2013 is built on the basis that the amount of $ 116 billion U.S., an increase of $ 14 billion for the current year budget of $ 102 billion to be highest in the history Iraqi state since its establishment in 1920.
Shukri between in this context that it will maintain the price on the sale of crude oil, which calculated whereby the budget year 2012 and $ 85 U.S. $ per barrel in agreement with the International Monetary Fund to calculated whereby the budget next year, pointing out that the average prices that Iraq sold under crude oil in global markets since the beginning of the year until today ranged between 112 and 120 dollars per barrel up to a maximum at the time did not exceed its power after the country's total export of crude oil barrier of 2.3 million barrels per day.
Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation of Iraq also revealed that his ministry is seeking to not exceed the percentage amounts allocated from the budget in 2013 to construct operational barrier of 64% of the total amount of the latter in order to allocate the remaining amount for the investment part of the budget to support development projects.
In response to a question by Radio Free Iraq on the reasons for the continuing high rate of the amounts allocated to claw operational budget compared to Tier investment despite government promises and parliamentary precedent to reduce the proportion first favor of the latter in support of development, answered Shukri questionably about how they can in the light of achieving these promises, "If lawmakers and with government agencies demanding higher levels of salaries and wages to employees and retirees of the public sector and installation contract employees on permanent staffing and raise purchase prices of agricultural crops from farmers and increase the number of employees security forces and the purchase of weapons and other How can reduce the amounts allocated to claw operational budget for the notch investment? " He pointed out that "this is not possible in the current circumstances", as he put it.
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