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Senates approves 2020 budget as passed by Lower House


[1/20/2020 4:29:43 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The Senate’s Financial and Economic Committee on Sunday approved the 2020 sate budget and the budgets of independent government units, as passed by the Lower House.

In today's session, which was attended by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz and a number of ministers, Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez called on the government to develop a strategy to enhance the national economy.

He referred to His Majesty King Abdullah's directive to the government to increase the salaries of public sector employees and retirees, which will enhance their ability to face tough living conditions and stimulate the economy.

The Senate head also praised the government's procedures regarding the merger or scrapping of some independent institutions, which contributes to control spending "in light of the economic challenges facing us all."

He also said the focus in the next phase should be placed on mega ventures, such as the Red Sea water desalination project, and job-creating projects, pointing out that the current stage needs to develop a media policy to face rumors and fake news.

Fayez also stressed the importance of developing a proper strategy to address various challenges and issues facing many economic, investment, construction, industrial and commercial sectors.

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