BAKU: 2005 budget expenses to exceed $2bn

2005 budget expenses to exceed $2bn

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Nov 11 2004

The 2005 state budget expenses will constitute $2.030 billion,
representing an increase of $456 million from 2004, Minister for
Finance Avaz Alakbarov has told journalists.

Alakbarov said that as a result of reforms conducted in the country,
per capita budget expenses have increased 2.4 times over the last 5
years to make up 1.2 million manats, or $244.

The minister emphasized that per capita budget expenses make up $72
in Moldova, $69 in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, $179 in Armenia, $153
in Georgia and $129 in Ukraine.