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Parliamentarians adopted budget of US for 2019 during final reading

Parliamentarians adopted budget of US for 2019 during final reading

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Parliamentarians adopted budget of US for 2019 during final reading

The budget of the Union State was adopted during the second reading in Moscow on December 22, the news program “24 Hours” of STV reported.

Let’s recall that it was calculated with a surplus for 2019, and its revenue part will be more than 7 billion Russian rubles. Most ofthe funds are aimed at financing joint programs, including research ones. A unified scientific and technical space was also included in the agenda of the 55th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union State, which was held in Moscow.

The lawmakers were offered to give special powers to the commissions and relevant departments in order to shorten the timeframes for launching joint programs. 

Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus:
‘While we are allocating resources, many things that have been proposed become morally obsolete during the 2-year period. Sometimes it took 2 years from the approval of the program to the allocation of resources. Innovation is developed very quickly. The goal is to shorten this period and pass all approvals in at least six months.'



In addition, they propose to attract a private business, venture funds and commercial institutions to finance joint programs. In turn, lawmakers drew attention to the efficiency and the return of the investment.
The executors will report on the productivity of their work in the future. Thus, it is necessary to develop appropriate mechanisms. Parliamentarians also discussed the progress of the work on the abolition of roaming within the Union State. It is not the first year of this work, but the idea hasn’t been implemented yet. It is expected that the tariffs for cellular conversations between Belarusians and Russians will be reduced next spring.


The source: STV