Procedures, instructions, promises and threats, are the outputs of the intensive field visits of the Minister of Industry, Ali Aoun, towards various public industrial establishments in many states, whose goals are to revive a sector despite its great potential that often remains below the level of international competition, with some exceptions. Is the state of the local industry suitable for public institutions, which has been spoiled by an era of bureaucratic administrative management? The outcome of the strategy adopted by the public authorities, represented by the Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, within its new approach, is the facilitation and simplification of management procedures, in order to overcome a stage in which the industrial public institutions, including the most important complexes affiliated with the sector, were a burden on the government and the public treasury as a result of pumping billions to save them from bankruptcy and layoffs, To profitable “economic” enterprises competing abroad as well as at home.
From these standpoints, the Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Ali Aoun, stresses the need to remove all bureaucratic obstacles and obstacles that impede the launch of the investment wheel in various industrial zones, and insists every time he meets officials and managers of public institutions and complexes on the facilities that are supposed to find their way to Investors, in parallel with accompanying them seriously, in order to embody their projects on the ground, in a scheme aimed at achieving sustainable development locally and nationally and creating new jobs.
The minister also sometimes criticized the management method and at other times the administration’s work in controlling economic activity and curbing or slowing down the pace of work, when obtaining various licenses to complete the procedures, which was translated by the recent visit of the first official in the industry sector, during the last visit that led him to the state of Mila, as He found no alternative but to criticize some “outdated practices and excessive procrastination in granting concession contracts and building permits to investors,” calling on the relevant sectors to accompany investors and help them complete their projects. However, the Ministry of Industry’s plan of action is also based on reconsidering the concept of economic dealers concerned with this type of accompaniment and facilities. Minister Aoun vowed, in return, to purify the sector from unserious investors who acquired real estate within the industrial zones without completing their projects on their deadlines, and threatened to say that the penalties reach an extreme limit. Taking advantage of them and stripping them of concession contracts.
Achieving the desired breakthrough inevitably goes through raising production capacities and the rate of integration in the various industrial branches, by working to establish an integrated fabric between complexes and large institutions, medium companies and subcontractors within a single network, which was emphasized by the Minister of Industry Ali Aoun during his visit to the “Sonarik” factory. For the production of household electrical materials, as it urged the managers to raise production and take care of quality and quality.
Aoun also took advantage of the opportunity to stress the need to develop the product and increase the integration of local materials, as the local materials used in the manufacture of heaters currently represent 75 percent, and 45 percent for water heaters, so that the institution is able to export its products abroad, and urged in the context The same need to seek the help of emerging institutions in obtaining some parts and pieces that go into the manufacture and installation of water heaters or space heaters.
In all of this, the Ministry of Industry’s action plan requires the use of local building materials, reducing costs, and respecting construction and restoration standards, according to the directives given by the first man in the sector on the occasion of his visit last week to the Korso complex of the General Complex for Food Industries “Agrodef”. In this regard, Aoun insisted on the need to adhere to construction and restoration standards, in addition to exploiting the local availability of materials such as cement and iron concrete to reduce costs, and thus achieve a financial balance for the concerned institutions, while respecting the deadlines for project delivery, especially if it comes to storing strategic materials such as grain.