ORAN- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal called Wednesday in Oran for a balanced and homogenous development in all the provinces, stressing the need for "deep" change of some mentalities to succeed in the efforts of national economy diversification.
Addressing a meeting with the local authorities and the representatives of the civil society at the end of his working visit to Oran, Sellal said that the "comprehensive development of our country depends on a balanced and homogenous development in all the provinces," adding that the “diversification of the Algerian economy and its orientation towards the productive and tertiary sectors is inevitable."
The premier added that "the public authorities are aware that the diversification of the Algerian economy and its orientation towards the productive and tertiary sectors is inevitable and work to create the necessary conditions for that, by associating both the public and private sectors and improving the business climate."
The "priority is the success of the Algerian company and the consolidation of its quality and quantity competitiveness to help it to meet the domestic needs and access to the international markets."
Regarding the improvement of the business climate and the simplification of procedures, Sellal considers that "complexity hinders the investors, the State and its interests as well," calling for "rules that simple, accessible and applicable on all."
Moreover, the Premier insisted on the "deep" change of mentalities and negative reactions of some officials or even senior ones.
"We must fight against defeatist ideas that push the society to despair and collection failure. We have started the construction of Algeria of the 21st century: post-oil Algeria, productive and competitive Algeria, a developed and prosperous Algeria," he added.
Concerning Oran, Sellal said that this province "is the typical example for positive record in terms of fulfilled commitments."
The Prime Minister recalled that the development programmes that "the Government is planning to pursue so to significantly improve the social and economic situation. Those past years witnessed the launch of economic and industrial mega-projects in the mechanical, petrochemical, steel and food industry sectors.”