he government spent 21 percent, which equals KD 359.2 million, of the financial appropriations for the projects of the development plan during the first six months of the previous fiscal year (2021/2022), which was KD 1.7 billion estimated for the whole fiscal year for 131 projects, reports Al-Anba daily.
According to the follow-up report on the annual development plan during the first half of the last fiscal year (4/1/2021 to 30/9/2021), the aspect of an effective government administration, in which 11 government agencies participate, includes 12 projects on which KD 31.7 thousand was spent. This constitutes 0.43 percent of the total appropriations, amounting to KD 7.4 million.
As for the aspect of a diversified and sustainable economy, 12 entities participate in it with about 22 projects, on which KD 136.28 million were spent, or 37 percent of the total allocated appropriations for it at KD 366.7 million.
The percentage of spending on advanced infrastructure reached 24.8 percent, with a value of KD 125.77 million out of a total of KD 506.6 million estimated for 39 projects in 9 government agencies.
The volume of spending on the aspect of a sustainable living environment amounted to 2.87 percent of the appropriations, which is KD 13.33 million out of KD 464.12 million approved to spend on 14 projects in seven government agencies during the first six months of last year. About 19.7 percent was spent on the aspect of high-quality healthcare, which comes to KD 45.89 million out of KD 232.36 million approved for 16 projects in four government agencies.
The rate of spending in the aspect of creative human capital was 28.4 percent, which is KD 37.38 million, from an estimated total of KD 131.6 million for about 22 projects in nine government agencies. About KD 513.6 thousand was spent on the aspect of distinguished international position, which constitutes 17.6 percent of the appropriations estimated at KD 2.9 million for six projects in four government agencies.
The executive position of the plan’s projects showed that 60 projects, constituting 46 percent of the projects of the year, are in the implementation phase, 56 projects, constituting 43 percent of the projects, are in the preparatory phase, five projects, constituting four percent of the development projects, have entered the delivery phase, two projects, constituting two percent of the project volume, have entered the completion phase, and eight projects, constituting six percent of the plan’s project volume, have not started.
The report indicated that there were 653 challenges facing the implementation of projects, and 75 percent of them, about 488 challenges, were solved.
The follow-up report recorded about 85 financial challenges during the first six months of last fiscal year, of which 70 challenges – about 82.5 percent – were resolved. That list included challenges related to insufficient budget allocated to a project, the absence of a financial budget, delay in receiving approval for budget increase, and delay in execution due to budget cuts or budget delays.