The Supreme Council adopted in the final reading the law "On the republican budget for 2021" at this year's final plenary meeting. The online meeting was moderated by the Deputy Chairperson of the Supreme Council Galina Antyufeyeva. The Vice Speaker thanked the staff of the committees, deputies and members of the government for the fruitful and well-coordinated joint work.
As the Head of the Committee on Economic Policy, Budget and Finance Viktor Guzun noted, the main result of the adoption of the law is that the budget for 2021 is balanced in terms of socially protected items. This means that all the obligations that the state has undertaken to pay wages to public sector employees and pensions to our citizens, as well as to implement all government programs and benefits, including, will be implemented in full and on time.
The 2021 budget is socially oriented. All state targeted programs that were implemented earlier will be continued in 2021.
Next year, there will be a contingency fund for COVID activities. The budget for next year includes 160 million rubles for increasing wages and pensions.
All state programs related to medicine will continue to work in 2021: "Immunization", "Oncology", "HIV Prevention", "Tuberculosis Prevention". A new state program to combat hepatitis will start working. The budget has allocated about 38 million rubles for this.
The program for providing housing for orphans and children left without parental care has been preserved. 8.2 million rubles will be allocated next year for these purposes.
The budget provides for funds to support youth taking into account the fact that 2021 has been declared the Year of Youth in Pridnestrovie. This is a subsidizing by the state of part of the cost of purchasing apartments.
Public utility tariffs will remain at the 2020 level. The age threshold for paying compensation for Soviet deposits has been raised by 5 years. One thousand rubles will be paid to people born before 1950 inclusive. About 17 million rubles have been allocated for these purposes.
The state will continue to provide dental prosthetics and magnetic resonance tomography services, as well as treat those in need abroad, maintain orphanages and boarding schools. 26 million rubles will be allocated to finance these items.
Funds in the amount of 2.5 million rubles are provided for the state order for consulting children with narrow specialists and diagnostics in private clinics for the first time.
The Capital Investment Fund will continue to work in the coming year, which provides for the repair and construction of a large list of infrastructure, social sphere, education, and medicine. The budget for this provides 224 million rubles.
The Territories Stimulation Fund will continue to operate, one of the directions of which is to provide notebooks for students in 1-4 grades. Funds for a business school will be allocated from the Entrepreneurship Support Fund, the provision of grants to start-up entrepreneurs, as well as for the support and development of tourism in the PMR.
Vice-Speaker Galina Antyufeyeva at the end of the meeting congratulated on upcoming holidays and wished everyone a Happy New Year and Christmas.