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Nat’l budget draft for 2019 approved

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The Cabinet of Ministries in Phnom Penh. Facebook/Hun Sen

Government spokesman Phay Siphan announced that the Cabinet of Ministers has approved the national budget for 2019, and it will be put before the National Assembly for ratification.

According to a document obtained by Khmer Times, the 2019 budget will entail approximately $6.7 billion, 11.4 percent more than 2018’s $6.09 billion.

General administration is slated to receive $605.29 million; $1.1 billion is for security and defence, $1.78 billion for social welfare, $1.62 billion into the economy, and $1.25 billion in the emergency fund.

Broken down to the ministerial level, the Defence Ministry gets $593.71 million, the Health Ministry $447.4 million, the Education Ministry $899.67 million, the Ministry of Public Works $735.7 million, the Interior Ministry $454.88 million.

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