Iran's parliament approves sum of next year's general budget
Iran's Parliament approved Saturday the sum of next year's general budget as about Rls 1,695,513,000,000,000 (about $162 billions), IRNA reported.
The sum was approved by Parliament's representatives who cast 124 votes for and eight votes against it as well as 66 abstentions out of the 198 members present in today's session.
The figure included about Rls 1,544,431,000,000,000 (about $147 billions) of general revenues and nearly Rls 151,082,000,000,000 (about $14 billions) of special revenues.
Iran's next year budget bill was submitted to the Majlis by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on February 24.
After approving the sum of next year's general budget, Iranian MPs are to discuss expenditures of the next year's budget bill.