HASSI MESSAOUD (Ouargla)- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika affirmed Tuesday that Algeria has made in all fields, during the last two decades, achievements that “no one can deny.”
“Nobody, be they ungrateful or unfair, can deny Algeria’s achievements in the last two decades in all the fields of development and reforms,” said President of the Republic in a message on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day, read on his behalf by Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui.
“At the political level, the strengthening of our pluralistic democratic system and the promotion of the rights and liberties were crowned by 2016’s constitutional amendment,” he said, adding that Algeria had caught up delays in the social field due to multifaceted crises.
In this regard, he underlined the construction of millions of housing units and the significant reduction of unemployment, which is today far from its “alarming” rate recorded in the beginning of this century, ensuring that the State will continue making further efforts to improve these results.
Algeria also made a progress in the field of education and teaching as well as social benefits, improvement in the population’s living standard and strengthening of its middle class, added the Head of State.
While broaching the economic field, President Bouteflika said that “our country recorded, in the last two decades, a qualitative leap in the improvement of our agricultural capacities, creation of hundreds of thousands of medium-sized companies and the consolidation of our basic infrastructures.”
The country’s overall revenues increased and the economic growth is constantly growing, even if its rate remains insufficient, he underlined.
“We also must underline the results of the economic and social progress achieved by Algeria in the last two decades and their reallocation for the benefit of the society out of our commitment to the State’s social character,” he said, affirming that “in addition to the creation of jobs and improvement of living conditions in terms of housing, teaching and health care, the State is providing support to the prices of a large number of basic needs and social services.”