Social spending increased in updated bugdet for 2009-2011

ANA.  October 28. KAZINFORM /Serik Sabekov/ As per the updated recently National Budget for 2009-2011 social spending will be increased by KZT 8.7 bln, according to Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Bakhyt Sultanov who made this public at the plenary session of the Majilis of the Kazakh Parliament.

The decision to increase welfare expenditure was taken due to excess of actual number of the receivers of pensions and payments compared to the forecast.

Besides, the budget provides for allocation of KZT 9.3 bln for solution of the problems connected with financing the facilities of education and healthcare.

KZT 15.4 bln are envisaged for solution of urgent problems of Astana. KZT 11.6 bln are to be allotted for social sphere, completion of construction and putting into service projects of transport infrastructure in Almaty and KZT 8.4 bln - for construction of energy facilities connected with holding 2011 Asian Winter Games.

KZT 7.6 bln will be provided for concessional project "Construction and exploitation of Shar-Ust Kamenogorsk railway line. It is necessary for further development of state-private partnership in Kazakhstan since the first project failed due to financial difficulties", the Minister noted.

As is known yesterday deputies of the Majilis approved bill "On amendments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On National Budget for 2009-2011".

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