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Ministry mulls increasing public services prices
April 21, 2016, 9:21 am

In a bid to increase government revenues, the finance ministry is currently keen on accelerating the study of a project on studying all public services provided by various government bodies, said informed sources, noting that the ministry addressed all concerned ministries and establishments requesting suggestions about increasing the prices of services they provide.

The sources said that the ministry has finished reviewing lists of all services, goods and suggested prices, and urged various bodies to provide similar lists since 1995.

The sources added that the ministry explained the measure by its wish to improve public services and the performance of governmental apparatuses.

The sources gave an example of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, noting that it provided a list of 362 services it provides, including 73 free ones. “The ministry asked for list of new services, beneficiaries, how many times a year the service would be provided and any extra costs,” explained the sources.

Source: Al-Qabas

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