State Minister Reports to Parliament on Fulfillment of Budget in First Quarter

(Tbilisi, July 2, Civil Georgia) – Georgian State Minister Avtandil Jorbenadze reports to the Parliamentary special session today on fulfillment of the budget of the first quarter of 2002.

The budgetary shortfall in this period consisted 36 million Lari (approximately USD 18 million). This is mainly because of not receiving foreign grants.

In the beginning of the year MPs supported draft budget proposed by the government, only after the State Minister took the responsibility for the budgetary fulfillment.

Now Avtandil Jorbenadze states that he has already dismissed Finance and Tax Revenue Minister, who were responsible for the budgetary fulfillment and merged these two ministries. The State Minister says that these changes had a positive influence on the budgetary fulfillment.

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