YEREVAN, October 30. /ARKA/. In the 2013 draft budget, the government earmarks AMD 30.8 billion for the Police Department’s needs, Armenian Deputy Police Chief Arthur Osikyan said today in the National Assembly during the 2013 draft budget hearings.
This amount is larger than that in the previous year’s budget by 22.2% or by AMD 5.1 billion.
He said AMD 27.7 billion or 90.1% of the total funds intended for the country’s police will be targeted on public order maintenance, and AMD 858 million on professional training programs (2.7% growth).
Speaking about other programs, the deputy police chief said AMD 173 million is planned to be spent on printing passport forms and AMD 73.7 million on centralized purchases of medicaments for the police.
The Armenian Police Department, he said, will continue structural and educational reforms, programs aimed at improvement of road traffic and human rights protection. The police will also intensify its struggle against drug trafficking, organized crimes, corruption, money laundering and cyber crimes.
In the 2013 consolidated budget, revenue is projected at AMD 1 trillion 31 billion, expenditure at AMD 1 trillion 151 billion and deficit at AMD 124 billion or 2.6% of GDP. Twelve-month inflation is projected here at 4±1.5% and GDP growth at 6.2%. -0-