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Unity proposes allocating additional money for sports, culture and education

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSaeima faction of Unity has proposed allocating additional money for sport, culture and education in the next year’s budget.

The faction offers to allocate EUR 15,000 for the procurement of audio equipment for Dailes theatre, EUR 10,000 to Jelgava Ice Sports School, EUR 20,030 for Vidzeme television for informative and educative documentaries on waste management and environmental problems and EUR 20,000 for Liepaja Symphony Orchestra.

Another EUR 10,000 should be allocated to Aglona Parish for the development of a conceptual project for intersection there, EUR 19,016 for adding decorations to children’s play field in Liepaja, EUR 20,000 for the restoration of Lestenes Evangelical Lutheran Church, EUR 20,000 to the procurement of school equipment and materials for Preili 1st Elementary School, EUR 10,000 for repairs of Sigulda Department of State Fire and Rescue Service in Riga, EUR 5,000 for the procurement of mobile wheelchair elevators for Social Service day centre and EUR 5,000 for the procurement of mobile wheelchair elevators for Cerību spārni invalids organization in Sigulda.

Unity also proposes allocating another EUR 12,000 for the procurement of equipment and securing of functionality of Drabesi Boarding School’s sports club Ašais, EUR 15,000 for the restoration of Cesis St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, EUR 10,000 for the development of child sports at «Austrumlatvijas jaunatnes sporta klubs» and EUR 20,000 for research of the problem of non-registered marriages.

Unity also proposes allocating EUR 5,190 for the improvement of Riga 88th high school’s technical base, EUR 10,000 for the procurement of computer equipment for Koknese Regional Council, EUR 5,000 for the procurement of training arms for Dobele Sport School and another EUR 40,000 in order to restore the multifunctional sports square near Saulkrasti High School.

As it is known, nearly 460 proposals have been submitted in relation to the next year’s budget plan: 134 proposals have been submitted in relation to the next year’s budget drafts, 161 proposals – in relation to the medium-term budget plan and 165 – in relation to the next year’s budget itself.

The Saeima could support proposals worth a total of EUR 1 million. During review of proposals, the parliament will not look at the people who submit proposals (coalition or opposition). Officials will look at legal and finance reasoning behind the proposals themselves, says head of Saeima Budget-Finance Committee Kārlis Šadurskis.

The 2015 state budget is planned to be approved in the final reading on December 17th.


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