Ministry of Finance of Georgia published the 2018 state budget bill, under which total budget expenditures will rise by 949mln GEL as compared to 2017.
Major growth in budget funding is provided for Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure – 572mln GEL. The funds will be mainly spent on road infrastructure improvement. Health Ministry is second with 111mln GEL upturn with focus on healthcare projects. Pensions and social assistance programs do not grow.
State budget allocations will considerably increase to Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports and Youth, Interior Ministry and Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection.
Funding of Georgian Public Broadcaster will rise by 6mln GEL, while funding of State Security Service will increase by 5mln GEL.
At the same time, budget allocations for Ministry of Economy and Defense Ministry will considerably decrease. Economy Ministry funding will decline by 116mln GEL mainly as a result of completion of buying off land plots at Anaklia Seaport.
Chart: offices with major changes in budget fundings, in millions of GEL.
|Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure||1258||1830||572|
|Ministry of Health||3416||3527||111|
|Ministry of Education and Science||1116||1179||63|
|Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs||137||166||29|
|Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection||100||117||17|
|Ministry of Forcibly Displaced Persons, Accommodation and Refugees||85||96||11|
|Ministry of Agriculture||258||266||8|
|Ministry of Protection of Environment and Natural Resources||36||43||7|
|Central Election Commission of Georgia||60.5||67||6.5|
|Ministry of Corrections||139||145||6|
|Georgian Public Broadcaster||46||52||6|
|State Security Service||118||123||5|
|Ministry of Defense||748||702||-46|
|Ministry of Economy||370||254||-116|