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President of the Republic chairs a meeting of the Council of Ministers

of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired, today, Sunday, a cabinet meeting, devoted to examining and approving a draft organic law that amends and supplements the organic law related to the competences of the State Council, its organization and work, and a draft law that amends and supplements the law related to legal assistance, in order to adapt the provisions of these two texts to the 2020 constitution, according to a statement by the Presidency of the Republic.

The Council of Ministers also listened to a number of presentations related to the sectors of energy transition, fisheries and startups, after which, the President of the republic issued the following orders and instructions:

On the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency:

  • The importance of rationalizing the internal consumption of gas, in order to preserve energy resources and increase export capabilities.
  • Practical cooperation with developed countries, in research on the techniques of generalizing the use of renewable energies.
  • Setting deadlines of a maximum period of three months for the energy transition, using solar energy, in some state institutions and facilities, especially the health and education sectors.
  • Requiring all municipalities of the country to use solar energy in public lighting, including highways and mountainous areas, such as El Aures, Al-Ouancharis and Djurdjura.
  • Redefining the standards for importing domestic heaters, taking into account safety standards and the ongoing energy transition.
  • Initiating a free national campaign to technically monitor home heaters that run on natural gas, in order to protect the lives of citizens.
  • Banning the use of wood in housing construction projects, and replacing it with (PVC) plastic, in order to preserve forest wealth.
  • Gradual shifting of the construction and public works sector towards adopting environmental standards that reduce energy consumption and ensure the non-use of environmentally harmful resources.
  • Creating the Supreme Council of Energy, as soon as possible, to be in charge of foresight and evaluation in this field.

About the fisheries sector and fishing resources:

The President of the republic hailed the progress and harmony between the Ministries of Interior, Industry and Fisheries in implementing projects to expand shipbuilding activity, in the pilot areas, stressing the priority of:

  • Expanding the shipbuilding activity, across the entire Algerian coastal strip, to actually move towards industrialization, according to a development plan for the sector through international partnerships, which raise the quality and quantity of fishing resources.
  • The need for Algeria to restore its leadership in the maritime field through competition in investment and fish production.
  • Adopting more facilities, in the real estate field, for real investors in this wealth-generating and strategic sector, as it is one of the food-security resources.

About youth support and employment:

  • Unifying the management of the National Agency for Entrepreneurship Support and Development (ANADE), the National Agency for the Management of Microcredit (ANJEM) and the National Fund for Unemployment Insurance (CNAC), by placing them under the aegis of the Ministry delegated to the Prime Minister in charge of startups, within a maximum period of one month.
  • Giving an opportunity to struggling youth who benefited from loans to support youth employment, and exempting them from judicial prosecution, while approving a solution with a purely economic approach, according to a debt repayment schedule.
  • Assigning the minister delegate in charge of startups to submit a six-month periodic statistic of the number of newly created job positions.

General instructions:

  • Entrusting the Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic with evaluating and counting all what has been accomplished and implemented in terms of decisions issued by the Council of Ministers, and to follow up on what has not yet been implemented.
  • Settling the status of all productive private economic companies, built in the previous phase, on agricultural lands, by granting them building permits.
  • Assigning the mediator of the Republic to take care of the concerns of industrialists, whose projects were disrupted, due to bureaucratic backgrounds, due to the remnants of the management of the previous era.
  • Approval of the commercial and economic formula for the single window, designated for the settlement of investment files, in the future.

The President also praised the efforts deployed in the industrial sector, whose positive indicators are beginning to appear.

Before concluding the session, the Council of Ministers approved a number of individual decisions related to the appointment and termination of tasks in senior positions in the state.

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