The Iraqi Parliamentary Finance Committee announced, on Thursday, that the budget for developing the governorates of the Kurdistan Region is within the region's share in the federal budget for 2021.
"The budget for developing the region's governorates is within the Kurdistan Region’s share in the federal budget that the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted on at the end of last month," MP Jamal Kochar, a member of the committee told PUKmedia.
Kochar attributed the reason to that all the sums allocated to the Kurdistan Region are dealt with as a single package and not separate.
Dler Hussain, a member of the Erbil Governorate Council told PUKmedia that the budget for developing the governorates of the Kurdistan region is a good step, but it is better to deal with the governorates of the region like the rest of the governorates of Iraq and keep them away from the political conflicts between the Kurdistan Region and Baghdad, to initiate projects and address the challenges of the governorates of the Kurdistan region.
"Providing the provincial budget is a good step to start projects and address the challenges of the governorates of the Kurdistan Region," Hussain added.