MP: Less dependence on oil indicative of attention to resistance economy

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA – A member of Majlis Plan and Budget Commission said reduced dependence on oil in the budget bill for the next year is an indication of the government’s attention to resistance economy.
Speaking to IRNA, Gholamali Jaafarzadeh said the total budget for the next year amounts to 8300 thousand billion rials which has an increase of about 4% in comparison to the previous year while dependence on oil revenues in this budget has reduced to one third which is laudable.

He said in the next year budget current expenditures has increase by 6%, adding that adjustment of the budget with $72 per barrel is indicative of less dependence on oil resources and reliance on non-oil revenues which is a proper policy adopted by the government.

Jaafarzadeh who is a deputy from Rasht, Gilan Province, said that the budget for the year 1394 (to begin on March 21) coincides with the closing year for the Fifth Development Plan while all the indicators of the plan have not been realized yet.

He said in the next year budget bill an increase of 26% has been predicted in tax revenues while on the basis of tax law only one percent will be added to the added-value and there will be no increase in tax collections.

The parliamentarian pointed to three important indicators of development projects such as 80% progress and regional balance, recruitment of those who participated in exams and construction of 500 thousand housing units as the praiseworthy measures in the next year budget.

Stressing that forwarding the budget bill to the Majlis at an appropriate time, the member of Majlis Plan and Budget Commission said among the most important indicators of the budget bill is less dependence on oil, limited growth of costs and attention of the government to development sector which are all indicative of the performance of the government and its attention to resistance economy.



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