Lower House refers 2023 draft general budget to Finance Committee

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AMMAN — The Lower House on Monday referred the draft general budget for 2023 to its Finance Committee, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. اضافة اعلان

The house's decision was taken following Finance Minister Mohamad Al-Ississ' speech outlining the main figures of the 2023 draft budget.

Members of the Parliament presented observations on the draft budget, calling on the government to find radical solutions that address the economic challenges facing the state, alleviate economic pressures from Jordanians, and to deal with poverty and unemployment.

This year’s budget is estimated at JD11.431 billion, including JD9.569 billion in public revenues, JD8.767 billion in domestic revenues, and JD802 million in external grants, Ississ said.

Public expenditures are estimated at JD9.839 billion, and capital expenditures at JD1.591 billion, while the fiscal deficit of the budget is estimated at JD1.862 billion.

The house's meeting, chaired by Speaker Ahmad Safadi, was attended by Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh and the Cabinet members.

Safadi adjourned the meeting to a date to be determined later.

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