President writes letter to Verkhovna Rada Speaker

18:28, 23 September 2008
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Yushchenko criticizes State Budget-2009 prepared by gov`t

President Victor Yushchenko wrote a letter to Verkhovna Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

According to the President`s press-office, in the letter President expressed concerns that draft Budget 2009 that had been forwarded by the Government to the Verkhovna Rada on September 15 did not provide appropriate attention to a broad range of problems.

According to President showings in the draft budget had again been calculated based on understated indices of economic growth, which may result later in low social standards.

Beside that in President`s opinion subsistence wages foreseen by the law are too low, President`s suggestion of affordable accommodation building program implementation is ignored, some investment projects are not mentioned, proper implementation of anti-flood program is threatened, etc.

Therefore President asked in his letter the Verkhovna Rada to consider all these issues during preparation and vote for the final draft law on 2009 State Budget.

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