Sverdlovsk Region deputies approve of changes in regional budget for 2007

6 April 2007 (07:32)

Sverdlovsk Region deputies approved of changes made to the regional budget for 2007 on April 5, 2007.

The changes were originally proposed by Governor Eduard Rossel and consist in spending the additional revenues (13,949,993,600 RUR) on socially important programs (37%), support of municipalities (42%), extra healthcare investments (additional 2.3 million RUR), additional financing of boarding schools and orphanages (330 million RUR worth of subsidies), and 42% pay rises for civil servants (extra 2.4 billion RUR).

195 million will be used to compensate the war veterans for their communication service expenses; road construction and restoration programs will get an additional 1 billion RUR, expenses occasioned by having to maintain hydroelectric power stations will go up 20 million. The Governor Administration will be able to spend some 4.9 billion RUR; the regional Duma will get 12.6 billion RUR.

The law was adopted by Sverdlovsk Region Duma on March 20, 2007.

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