The meeting of the government with governors that ended, on Monday, at Algiers Palace of Nations, resulted in dozens of recommendations emanating from 6 workshops, including the withdrawal of unused industrial properties from beneficiaries who changed the allocation contracts for other projects, the redistribution of real estate via the CALPIREF(Committee for Assistance in the Localization and Promotion of Investments and Land Regulation) which is a state authority, to its beneficiaries, and the properties of businessmen who are involved in corruption cases will be withdrawn as soon as judicial decisions are issued against them, while the meeting recommended the sale of industrial properties outside the industrial areas to businessmen in the public auction.
The meeting came out with a set of proposals, including obligating local authorities to create a national database and a data bank on real estate and investment files, to resolve the crisis of accumulating investment files, in addition to dedicating partnership between the public and private sectors and preserving industrial property and applying what is included in the conditions book by retrieving the property from its owner in the event they did not adhere to the content of the conditions’ book by using the tools of prospective to highlight the economic nature of each province and encourage investment.
Concerning the industrial property file, the governor of Ain Temouchent (western Algeria) Labiba Winaz told “Echorouk” that it has initiated procedures for retrieving the property from people who do not serve it, and the matter is primarily related to corrupt businessmen who are today in prison.
“It is immediately and after the entry of a senior businessman to the prison, orders were taken to withdraw two hectares of industrial property from him, given that he had received several warnings to commit to the implementation of the industrial project that he had undertaken, and he gave no attention to these warnings”.
For his part, the Governor of Boumerdes Province, Yahya Yahyaten told Echorouk that decisions to recover industrial properties in Boumerdes from businessmen in prison along the lines of Haddad and Kouninef are subject to judicial rulings, adding, “We are awaiting and will implement justice provisions, and decisions to withdraw will include all corrupt businessmen and those who did not comply with the authorities’ decisions”.
Regarding the rest of the businessmen who were not committed to implementing their projects in the legal deadlines, she explained that those who have faced bureaucratic problems and obstacles will be assisted until the realization of the project, while those who do not have any justification to stop the project will be deprived of real estate and law enforcement against them.
“After the issuance of the regulatory texts regarding the formation of its corporation, the CALPIREF will be obligated to redistribute industrial properties to its beneficiaries”.
Recommendations for the government-governors meeting also included reviewing the contents and curricula of driving schools to reduce traffic accidents, preparing a national card in the name of drivers in case of the violation of the law, raising the value of fines, setting years of vehicle use, and tightening control over motorbike owners who cause 15.85% of traffic accidents.