Georgian parliament starts discussions of final draft budget
Georgia, Tbilisi, Nov. 30 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
A final version of the draft 2011 state budget will be submitted to the Georgian parliament today, Georgian Deputy Finance Minister Papuna Petriashvili said.
"The final draft budget for 2011, which takes into account offers made during committee hearings, will be submitted to parliament today," Petriashvili said.
According to regulations, the state budget is approved by a majority vote before the end of the parliament's autumn session, but no later than the third Friday of December.
Parliament received the preliminary draft budget on Oct.1. After its return to the government for improvement, the budget rose to 7.88 billion lari from the previously envisaged 6.60 billion lari.
The budget's main priorities next year are the development of tourism infrastructure, he rehabilitation of roads, education, and the implementation of programs in health care.