: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Ukrainian Interior minister says satisfied with ministry`s budget for 2017

Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has called ”progressive” the Interior Ministry budget for 2017, the press service reported.

According to Avakov, cash collateral in the amount of UAH 3.8788 billion is provided for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, which is UAH 1.4315 billion more than last year.

”These funds will increase the minimum wage from UAH 3,100 to UAH 5,000,” the Minister said on Sunday.

In turn, Avakov stressed, the State Migration Service, the National Guard, and the State Border Guard Service saw the budgets for development and growth.

According to the Minister, the level of funding of the State Border Guard Service for 2017 will boost motivation of employees and improve professional development.

Avakov said additional funding totaling UAH 3 billion was required to increase wages for the re-trained officers of the National Police of Ukraine.

”For the Interior Ministry, which accounts for about 360,000 people, we have a satisfactory budget for 2017,” the Minister stressed.

”We talked on this subject with the prime minister and parliament factions. So I think that we will be able to adjust the funding of these bodies depending on the developments during the fiscal year,” he added.

According to Avakov, the budget will also allow completing the nationwide replacement of the former vehicle registration authorities for new service centers before July 2017.


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