An envelope of 50 billion DA, under the 2021 Finance Law, has been allocated to support projects planned for gray areas, indicated, Wednesday in Algiers, the Chargé of mission at the Presidency of the Republic, Brahim Merad.
In a statement to the press, on the sidelines of the work of a study day organized by the National Institute for Global Strategy Studies (INESG), on the theme “Green dam – shadow areas: issues and challenges of sustainable development for the new Republic “, Mr. Merad specified that this financial envelope was allocated within the framework of the budget of the communal development plan (PCD) for which the Government provided an envelope of 100 billion DA.
As such, he indicated that 20 billion DA have been planned for urban improvement projects in gray areas and 40 billion DA for the support of projects programmed in the public works sector.
The project manager, also, underlined the mobilization of solidarity funds and funds of the South and water to finance all the projects and programs registered with a view to opening up these areas.
This opening up will be achieved through the opening of new road networks, the supply of drinking water, the rehabilitation of sanitation, electricity, gas and public lighting networks, and the improvement of the conditions of schooling, care and leisure areas.
For the same official, 48,000 projects have been identified in this context, while nearly 8,000 projects have been carried out and received to date, added Mr. Merad, noting the census of 13,785 gray areas.
And to continue that “the issue of the development of gray areas is at the top of the priorities of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune who has stressed since his arrival in power that it would not be possible to talk about the new Algeria without the development of gray areas “.