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Ha Noi departments face large budget cuts

Update: September, 14/2015 - 16:19
Among 23 state bodies will see budget cuts in regular expenditure for 2015, the Ha Noi health department will suffer the largest cut of VND24.5 billion ($1.1 million). — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Vice-Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Van Suu has issued an order, making large budget cuts in the estimated expenses of departments, sectors and units in 2015.

Accordingly, 23 state bodies will see budget cuts in regular expenditure for 2015, amounting to nearly VND103 billion (US$4.6 million).

Among them, the Ha Noi health department will suffer the largest cut of VND24.5 billion ($1.1 million), followed by the municipal education department, and planning and architecture department , which will have their budget allocations reduced by VND23 billion and VND22 billion, respectively, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) reported.

The People's Committee said the budget cuts and withdrawal of regular expense funds for the above-mentioned state bodies had been done to implement the city's instructions about an overall review of unnecessary expenditure on activities such as festivals, conferences, groundbreaking ceremonies and inaugurations, besides foreign field trips that use funds from the state budget. — VNS

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