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Federal programs are well accepted, countries need to equip communities better

The Federal Ministry of Finance has declared, on request of the FDP group in the Bundestag, the local investment promotion Fund from the year 2015 only less than 50 percent of the amount of funding were accessed. In addition, the Chairman of the Association of municipal policy of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Christian Haase explains:

“The findings of the Federal Ministry of Finance, are not a cause for concern, but explainable if one considered the circumstances. Because the funds can only be made after completion of the construction work fully charged. More important than the rate of the accessed resources, the amount of the funding programme funds committed is. And this key ratio is significant to 96.1 percent. This shows that the municipalities make use of the means in the claim.

For a slow flow of funds, there are several reasons for this: The Federal assistance is aimed at cash-strapped municipalities, who had to save because of their precarious budgetary situation in the construction sector personnel. Thus, the human capacity for such special programs in the administration, to carry out projects faster to implement. The first package of municipal investment promotion Fund-time in the high phase of the refugee influx in the years 2015/2016, which also has bound personnel in the municipal administrations. fell For the third cabinets of the requirements in the funding guidelines of the Länder municipal planning possibilities considerably.

The increasing complexity of public procurement law also leads to more delays. Finally, municipal building planning meeting in the invitation to tender and implementation of the construction companies that their order books are well filled, but suffer from the shortage of skilled workers.

However, it is not obvious that selective funding programs to help municipalities really. Target leading would be for you to financially support, that they could implement their investment needs on their own. That would be a task of the Länder. The Federal government has done in the past few years, enough already: He has relieved the States and municipalities through the assignment of sales tax funds in the tens of billions per year, is already solid.“


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