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Saeima approves multiple budget allocation proposals for 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSaeima Budged-Finance Committee has decided to support multiple proposals submitted by deputies in regards to the allocation of additional budget funds.

Karlis Sadurskis, head of the aforementioned committee, did not mention any specific amounts of money that are planned to be allocated from the budget for deputies’ proposals. He did say that the Saeima decided to support more proposals than previously planned.

At the same time, Sadurskis said he is happy deputies voiced few ‘unreal proposals’ for the use of budget money.

The committee has agreed to support Solvita Aboltina and Raivis Dzintars’ proposal in regards to the allocation of EUR 110,000 for Koknese Fund’s plan to build Liktendarzs’ multi-functional building and Aboltina’s proposal to allocate EUR 149,000 to Skrunda Parish for the renovation of Rudbarzu Castle.

Deputies also agreed to allocate EUR 300,000 to finance the World Bank’s research of Latvia’s tax system.

Many other proposals have been supported as well. For example, Saeima deputies have decided to allocate EUR 10,000 to Jaunjelgava’s Council for the development of child and youth support institutions, Augusts Brigmanis’ proposal to allocate EUR 9,000 to Jaunpils Council for the construction of a playground in Viesati and Leveste villages and Viktors Valainis’ proposal to allocate EUR 15,000 to Jekabpils City Council for the development of child sports.

Edvards Smiltens’ proposal to allocate more than EUR 21,000 to Saldus municipality for maintenance of artist Janis Rozentals’ stone and its surrounding territory met no opposition in the parliament.

Multiple opposition proposals have also been supported – EUR 5,300 will be allocated for Mūsmājas child social care centre following deputy Andrej Klementyev’s proposal and another EUR 31,000 will be allocated to Vilani Secondary School for the reconstruction of its stadium.

Other supported proposals include the allocation of EUR 200,000 to State Audit in order to provide more competitive wages to auditors; EUR 250,000 will be allocated for the reconstruction of Jekabpils State Gymnasium’s stadium and EUR 750,000 for the reconstruction of Cesis stadium.

Another EUR 467,500 will be allocated to complete the ‘Dvēseļu putenis’ film. EUR 185,027 will be provided from the state budget to review the remuneration system of the Ombudsman’s Office.

Many other proposals submitted by Saeima deputies have also been supported.

The final decision on all proposals will be made by the Saeima in the final reading on 30 November.


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