Gov’t to respond to MPs’ proposals on transport sector

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AMMAN — A parliamentary source said on Wednesday that the ministerial team that met with lawmakers will respond to proposals related to the transport file, including the price of oil derivatives, after discussing them at the Prime Ministry, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

The government team had left the Lower House for the Prime Ministry on Wednesday, after listening to the deputies’ proposals, without making any comment. It had held a separate meeting at the Lower House to discuss the lawmakers’ proposals before responding to them.

Meanwhile, the joint governmental-parliamentary committee discussed the transport dossier and the prices of oil derivatives in another meeting held in the presence of Speaker of the Lower House Ahmad Al-Safadi, members of the permanent office, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of State for Modernization of the Public Sector Nasser Al-Shraideh, Minister of Finance Mohamad Al-Ississ, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, and Minister of Public Works and Transport Maher Abu Al-Saman.

On Tuseday, the House of Representatives recommended that the government reconsider its position on oil derivatives in the 2023 budget draft law, according to Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmed Al-Khalayleh.

The government imposes a fixed tax on oil derivatives, starting from 165 fils per liter of diesel and kerosene, reaching 370 fils per liter of 90-octane gasoline, and 575 fils per liter of 95-octane gasoline.

The revenue generated by the fixed tax on oil derivatives amounts to about JD1 billion annually, according to the Energy Ministry.

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