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Alexandr Avanesov

Armenian Parliament approves report on  Execution of State Budget for  2023

Armenian Parliament approves report on  Execution of State Budget for  2023

ArmInfo.On June 13, the National Assembly continued the debate of the report on Execution of  State Budget for 2023.

As the press service of the RA Parliament reports, giving an  extraordinary speech the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and  Sport Zhanna Andreasyan informed that the Ministry implemented 20  budgetary programmes in the reporting year in the amount of 200  billion AMD. In the context of the education sector the Minister  touched upon the Academic City project and noted that in 2023, the  Academic City Fund was created, which is the main body implementing  the namesake project. The Academic City will be built on about 700 ha  territory. It is designed that the final version of the master plan  of the city will be in the upcoming July.

Several possible projects of the implementation of the transportation  in the complete administration and urban development directions of  the city are circulated. "We have confidence that the Academic City  will become one of the most important projects transforming our  society," the Minister underscored.

In the reporting year the salaries of 820 teachers of scientific and  information technologies increased by 25%, the salaries of about 3000  teachers of all subjects working in small schools of the rural  settlements increased up to 50% or more than 40.000 AMD. At least  about 3830 teachers doubled their salaries by voluntary attestation.   In his extraordinary speech the Minister of Economy Gevorg Papoyan  noted that the key goal of the economic policy of the Government is  the formation of the competitive and high productivity economy, which  will promote the continuous progress of the sovereign and resistant  state. In this context ensuring the necessary and sufficient  economic, health, educational conditions for the development of human  resources was highlighted.  According to the Minister, in  January-December of 2023, the GDP was more than 9.5trillion AMD,  increasing 7.5%. The added values registered in a number of branches  of the economy boosted the increase in the GDP. The tendency of the  economic growth also continued in the first quarter of 2024, with  9.2%. According to the data of the International Monetary Fund, by  the indicator of the GDP growth, in 2023, Armenia was on the fourth  place among 191 countries. In the reporting year, the financial  performance of the Ministry was 95.9%.

In his speech, the Head of Armavir Region/Marz Davit Khudatyan  touched upon the implementation of the projects in the expense of the  financial means allocated by the state budget for 2023. He informed  that 28mln 300.000 drams were allocated for the solution of the  priority problems of 767 socially disadvantaged families. More than  207 million drams were spent for the rise of 278 teachers'  professional quality. Works of improving the conditions of  educational institutions and facilities were done at the expense of  the budget means, the buildings of the secondary schools of Tsiatsan  and Norakert villages were overhauled, 3 health institutions of the  Marz were replenished. Works of organizing road maintenance and safe  traffic of local and regional significance were done. During the  debate of the report on the State Budget Execution for 2023, the  Secretary of the NA Armenia Faction Artsvik Minasyan, giving a speech  on behalf of the Faction, referred to the inner-political issues and  the events happened between the demonstrators and the police.  According to Artsvik Minasyan, what happened on June 12 was a  pre-designed action.

Regarding the events happened on the adjacent territory of the  parliament, the Head of the NA Civil Contract Faction Hayk Konjoryan  noted: "They sent their deputies outside so they would provoke the  situation there. The deputies of the Armenia and With Honor factions  carried out the first provocation, in essence, they were trying to  warm up the people and attack the parliament. This is nothing but a  terrorist attempt." Addressing the compatriots, the Head of the  Faction urged them to show sagacity. Hayk Konjoryan noted that the  Civil Contract Faction will vote for the report of the State Budget  Execution for 2023.

The parliament approved by voting the annual report of the RA State  Budget Execution for 2023.  

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