TURKMEN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS THE STATE BUDGET FOR 2020
The eighth session of the Mejlis of the sixth convocation where number of new laws and legal and regulatory acts have been adopted was held.
Review of the Draft Law of Turkmenistan on the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2020 and the Draft Resolution of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan on Fulfilment of the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 2018 was the main subjects of the agenda of the session, to participate in which members of the Government, heads of relative ministries and departments, representatives of mass media have been invited.
Speaking of the main principles of development of the State Budget for the next year at the session of the Cabinet of Ministers on November 27, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that support of stable and high rates of economic growth by rapid development branches and diversification of the economy, realization of major industrial project are the main objectives. At the same time, the main part of expenditures of the State Budget has to be used for financing of social sphere including education, health protection, culture, sports and municipal services.
In the context, during the session of the Mejlis, the rapporteurs were focusing on the indicators of economic, cultural and social development of the country targeted for the next year. It was mentioned that big analytical work has been carried out in all branches, remarks and specific recommendations made by the Head of the State at the sessions of the Government have been taken into consideration during development of this financial and legal document.
The revenue of the budget will be formed by mainly from such important branches of production sphere as oil and gas, chemical, energy, construction and other industries. Agricultural complex, transport and communication spheres, textile and food industry will receive further intensive development.
Implementation of major government programmes including in industrialization sphere, integrated development of the regions, increment of import substitutive and export production, strengthening of private sector of the economy, all of these will provide steadfast growth of income of the budget.
It was mentioned that significant part of the expenditures of the State budget would be used for development of social sphere and financing of the system of social provision. It visually indicates that the main financial document keeps social directions and is to provide the growth of prosperity of the population.
Considerable investments are provided for implementation of large-scale national projects and programmes including for improvement of living and social conditions of rural population, implementation of urban construction programme in the capital and velayats of the country, construction of important social and cultural facilities.
Assets for 10 percent increment of salary wages of personnel, pensions and allowances, student scholarships are planned according to the Order of the President of Turkmenistan.
The Law on the State Budget of Turkmenistan for 20020 was unanimously adopted by the Mejlis deputies. Parliamentarians have also voted for adoption of the Resolution of the Mejlis on Fulfilment of the State budget of Turkmenistan for 2018.
Draft Law of Turkmenistan on "On Acts of Civil Status, which regulates the order of registration of acts of civil status and sets organizational and legal foundation of the activity of authorities carrying out this registration has been brought out for discussion.
Interested exchange of the visions took placed during discussion of the Draft of New Edition of the Law of Turkmenistan on Licensing of Certain Activities. The deputies noted that programme measures for modernization and diversification of national economy on innovative base are taken in the country these days. Comprehensive government support is given to the entrepreneurship. In the result, number of companies of different forms of the ownership is growing and the range of their services is expanded. At the same time, some, services, for example in education, pharmacology and medicine, construction, oil and gas works, energy, chemical industry, communication, transportation, seed production, pedigree livestock farming, use of natural resources and natural protection and many others, have to match national and international standards. It was the base for development of the Draft Law on Licensing of Certain Activities.
It was highlighted that provision of safety of production, works and services for life and health of people, protection of citizens’ property and environment, protection of interests of physical bodies and legal entities in compliance of quality of production, works and services with requirements of regulatory documents are the main goals of this document.
After, the Draft Law on Institution of the Medal of Turkmenistan «Türkmen edermen» has been presented to the parliamentarians. This state award has to mark personal courage and sacrifice demonstrated by military personnel of personnel of law enforcement agencies in defence of the state independence, territorial integrity and constitutional order of neutral Turkmenistan.
The deputies have also reviewed the Draft Laws on Amendment and Addendum of the Criminal Code of Turkmenistan, on Amendment and Addendum of the Criminal Procedure Code of Turkmenistan, on Amendment and Addendum of the Code of Turkmenistan on Administration Violations, on Amendment and Addendum of the Law of Turkmenistan on the State Awards of Turkmenistan, on Amendment and Addendum of the law of Turkmenistan on Customs Service, on Amendment and Addendum of Some Legal Acts of Turkmenistan, on Amendment and Addendum of the Code of Turkmenistan on Social Protection of Population, on Amendment and Addendum of the Law of Turkmenistan on Drinking Water, on Amendment and Addendum of the Law of Turkmenistan on Migration Service, on Amendment and Addendum of Some Legal Acts of Turkmenistan.
Draft legal acts, which have been brought out for review of the session of the Mejlis of the sixth convocation, have been unanimously approved and adopted.