Senate endorses budget bill as passed by Lower House

Lower House  Parliament
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Senate on Tuesday endorsed the Draft General Budget Law for the fiscal year 2023 as passed by the Lower House, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

In a session chaired by Senate President Faisal Fayez and attended by cabinet members, the Senators also approved 64 recommendations by the Financial and Economic Committee after listening to the government's response to their observations, presented by Finance Minister Mohamad Al-Ississ.

Eight Senators addressed the chamber during today's session, calling for cutting spending, addressing public debt, alleviating poverty and unemployment, coming up with a clear economic stimulation strategy through reviewing taxes, developing the investment environment, promoting exports, and financing small enterprises.

The Senators also called for enhancing public services, supporting the armed forces and security entities, revamping public administration, enhancing the tourism, agriculture, industry, health, and information technology sectors, promoting vocational and technical education, and addressing the energy and electricity sector, while forging ahead with modernization along the political, economic, and administrative tracks.

Fayez reiterated that the Senate “will fully cooperate with the government and national institutions to address challenges and pursue national reforms”. He stressed the need to improve the living conditions of citizens and enhance various sectors and the Kingdom’s exports, as well as achieve national food security.

The Senators also thanked Gulf Arab countries for their support of Jordan's economy.

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