This Decree-Law, consisting of 27 articles divided into six Chapters, creates the Integrated District Development Plan (PDID), which defines and regulates the applicable rules regarding powers, planning, implementation and financing for the implementation of State projects at District and Sub-District level. It establishes composition, duties and responsibilities of local governmental entities entitled to implement the above mentioned PDID. In addition, it establishes the process by which the District Investment Plan (PID) shall be drawn up. It is an annual plan implemented in harmony with the Suco Development Plan (PDS), Local Development Programme (PDL) and the Decentralised Development Programme (PDD) at District and Sub-District level. The rules defining the planning process, approval, implementation and monitoring shall also apply to the programmes set out in the Decentralised Development Programme (PDD) I and II, in joint coordination with the National Development Agency for the implementation of the projects. The Ministry responsible for Local Administration shall be responsible for guaranteeing the implementation of this Decree-Law. The objective of this Decree-Law is to define and regulate: a) the planning process, implementation and monitoring of sectoral programmes at District and Sub-District level; b) the composition and the powers of the bodies responsible for planning, approving, implementing and monitoring the projects implemented through the PDID; c) the rules of mandatory consultation with the bodies set out in article 3.
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