YEREVAN, September 25. /ARKA/. Armenian legislative and executive institutions’ budget spending amounted to AMD 13.8 billion in 2011, Treasury Secretary Atom Janjughazyan said Tuesday as presented the 2011 budget performance report to lawmakers.
This is 99.2% of the planned amount, he said.
The spending grew 3.5%, compared with 2010, mostly due to repairs in some administrative buildings.
Janjughazyan said the National Assembly’s expenses totaled AMD 2.7 billion – a 99.9-percent performance of the plan and 8.4-percent growth, compared with the previous year’s spending. The spending has grown because of the increased expenses on business trips and fuel as well as the enlarged fund of salaries for government officials.
The treasury secretary also said that AMD 6.3 billion was spent on executive institutions’ needs. This made up 99.2% of the government-allocated amount. The 2011 expenses were 5.4% bigger than those of the previous year because of the increased salaries and bills for telecommunication services, consumption of electric power and fuel. Expenses on business trips and mandatory car insurance have enlarged executive agencies’ spending as well.
Expenses on ministries’ needs totaled AMD 987.5 million. -0-