For the first time in the past 10 years, the main financial document of the Capital was voted during the first meeting, before the beginning of a new budget year. Moreover, all municipal councilmen have assured that the document will be approved by the end of 2017, despite some criticizing its structure.
For next year, the spending of the Capital will be over 3.9 billion lei, while it's income, with 300 million lei less. According to this project, the lack will be filled by local and foreign loans.
Councilmen decided to increase the budget by 25 million lei, for social indemnities. The expenses will be covered on the account of increased hotel prices for tourists. The change was suggested by interim Mayor, Silvia Radu and presented by Nistor Grozavu.
"Perhaps at the second meeting will be presented specific calculations. It will not increase the price of a room by much. It will be only 1 or maybe 2 euro per night. At the moment I cannot say for sure" deputy Mayor of Chisinau, Nistor Grozavu said.
PPEM Councilman, Veaceslav Bulat, criticized the way the budget was structured and underlined that next year, the City Hall has to return credits worth 150 million lei.
"We took on big loans, took foreign debts, borrowed money from the commercial banks of Republic of Moldova with some big rates. This category of expenses is bigger, for example, than that from economy, it is bigger than that for investments" Veaceslav Bulat said.
Socialist Ion Ceban though praised the project. He claims it covers a part of the citizen's suggestions. Ceban declared that the budget for 2018 could be voted at the second meeting, in the next three weeks.
"We gained around 1246 suggestions from citizens, institutions and worked on them for nearly a year. Most subject, around 75%, were of social character" PSRM deputy, Ion Ceban said.
For 2018 are foreseen expenses of over 270 million lei more than in 2017.