Several bills relating to many socioeconomic fields have been examined and adopted by the Council of Ministers on Tuesday during a meeting chaired by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The Council of Ministers approved the Finance bill 2015, which comprises provisions aiming at encouraging investment and the promotion of national production, as well as the simplification of tax procedures for households and companies.
The bill also provides for the abolition of the article 87a of the Labour Code.
In this regard, President Bouteflika underlined that the "State's efforts to support the economic growth through public expenditures must be backed by greater contribution of the productive sector and the diversification of the country's exports."
The Head of State has instructed the Government "to finalize the draft public investment programme for 2015-2019, whose budget is expected to hit DZD 21,000 billion (over US$ 262 billion), to present it to the Council of Ministers before the end of the year."
The Council of Ministers also adopted a bill on the modernization of justice with a view to improving the procedures for citizens and a bill amending the criminal code in order to strengthen efforts to end violence against women.
The bill on the creation of a fund for alimony allowance, as announced by President Bouteflika on 8 March on the occasion of the international Women's Day, was also adopted during the meeting. This fund is meant to be an additional legal tool to protect the family.
The Council of Ministers also adopted a bill on the protection of children, which provides for the creation of a national body in charge of the protection and the promotion of children, in addition to the establishment of a national day of child, which will be observed on the date of the promulgation of the law.