The Committee discussed the changes to the State Budget 2021.
Amid the pandemic-induced challenges in the country, the budget was planned mainly for anti-crisis measures such as health care, support for businesses and citizens.
According to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Giorgi Kakauridze, the situation has changed radically since April, in particular, the turnover of VAT-paying enterprises, export-import, remittances have increased, resulting in 45% economic growth in April, and 25% growth in May, respectively.
"We expect to have a pretty good rate in June as well. This allowed us to update the forecasts and instead of the initial 4.3%, the budget is already projected at 7.7% of the real economic indicator”, - G. Kakauridze elucidated.
The Chair of the Committee, Mikheil Sarjveladze hailed the emergence of additional opportunities and the Government’s key priority areas - "It should be noted that the process of implementation of legislative acts, including the Code of the Rights of the Child, despite the pessimistically planned budget, has always remained a priority. No restrictions have been imposed on these projects and programs”.