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Gov''t sector spends KD 8.9 bln in 1st three years of development plan - Dashti
January 6, 2014, 11:41 am

Minister of State for National Affairs and Minister of State of Planning and Development Dr. Rola Dashti said on Sunday the governmental sector spent KD 8.9 billion in the first three years of the country's national development plan.

This figure makes up 57 percent of the sum worth KD 15.6 billion allocated for the development plan, the minister said in news remarks. A KD equals USD 3.539. A sum of KD 30.8 billion has been allocated as expected investments for the development plan for the next four years; including KD 15.6 billion for the public sector and KD 15.2 billion for the private sector, she added.

The private sector's investments for the four years of the plan hit KD 15.2 billion, of which KD 6.8 billion, or 45 percent, were earmarked, the minister said. All details bearing on governmental investments in the 2010/2011-2013-2014 development plan are now available on the website of the Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, she noted. It is the right of everyone to get access to information in a democratic society like Kuwait in order to ensure the principle of transparency and accountability, she added.

Citizens are partners with the government in the development plan aiming to achieve public welfare as part of the national development plan purposed to transfer Kuwait into a financial and commercial hub, the minister remarked. The Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development is keen to provide citizens with all details and information pertinent to the national development process and present and future blueprints through its website with a view to ensuring available reliable information, she pointed out.

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