03.Oct .2022 10:00

The 2023 State Budget Draft To Be Submitted To The Parliament Today

The 2023 State Budget Draft To Be Submitted To The Parliament Today
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The 2023 state budget draft will be submitted to the Parliament on October 3. With the budget project of next year, the financing of the ministries is increasing.

According to the project, the allocations of the Ministry Health were determined at 6 billion 798.7 million GEL, which is an increase of 771.1 million GEL compared to the approved plan of 2022.

The financing of the Ministry of Education and Science was determined at 1 billion 978.6 million GEL, which is 293.7 million GEL more than the approved allocation for 2022. According to the project, the financing of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth was determined at 401.2 million GEL, while in 2022, it was 357,802.8.

The financing of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure is increasing. The funding of the ministry was determined at 2 billion 975.9 million GEL, including 1 billion 543.3 million GEL in the budget funds, 13.9 million GEL in grants, 1 billion 418.8 million GEL in loans.

The financing of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Agriculture also increases and amounts to 688.5 million GEL.

According to the draft budget, the financing of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is reduced. 653.7 million GEL will be provided for the financing of the ministry. This year the financing amounted to 932,404.9 million GEL. According to the draft budget, financing of the Ministry of Finance increases relatively little and amounts to 106.0 million GEL, while in the current year, it is 105,404.8

According to the Government's decision, the financing of the Ministry of Justice is also increasing. 369.4 million GEL is provided for the ministry, in the current year, it is - 310,568.4

Also, the financing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is increasing and 183 million GEL is provided for the ministry, this year, it is - 176,603.6

As for law enforcement agencies, their funding is also increasing. In particular, according to the draft budget, one billion 260 million GEL is provided for the Ministry of Defense, which exceeds the approved plan of 2022 by 257.6 million GEL.

One billion 070 million GEL is provided for the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which exceeds the approved plan of 2022 by 205.0 million GEL.

The Government explains that the increase in funding for the agency is mainly related to a 20% increase in police salaries.