The authorities of Leningrad region have reduced the budget deficit

The authorities of Leningrad region have reduced the budget deficit


It is reported that the revenues of the main financial document increased by 9.3 billion rubles, the deficit of the regional budget reduced by almost two times.

St. PETERSBURG, 16 Oct. Leningrad region Governor Alexander Drozdenko signed a law on amendments to the regional budget for 2015 and planning period 2016-2017, which will mean twofold reduction of the deficit of the regional budget, the press service of the regional government.

“According to the adjustments, the revenues of the main financial document increased by 9.3 billion rubles, expenses — on 4,2 billion rubles. Almost twice reduced the deficit of the regional budget. Thus, incomes of the regional budget in 2015 increased to 92 billion rubles, while costs increased to 99.9 billion rubles,” — said in a statement.

According to the press service, a significant block of the budget amendment relates to additional funding for socially important items of expenditure. Thus, about 1.2 billion rubles were invested into the education sector, including housing for orphans, the increase in wages of public sector workers, 231 million rubles is provided for social support of citizens, 187 million rubles — for regional health services (medicines provision exempts, repair hospitals, air ambulances, construction of feldsher-midwife points).

About 990 million rubles are allocated for developing the fuel and energy complex, 881 million rubles for housing and communal services and transport. About 300 million roubles for support of agricultural producers. In addition, the amendments require additional financing preparation of heating facilities for the winter, as well as state support of investors.

The draft law “On amendments to the regional law “On regional budget of the Leningrad region for 2015 and on planning period 2016 and 2017”, initiated by the head of the Leningrad region, was approved by the regional Parliament on September 30.

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