Executive sends fifth extraordinary budget to Congress

The Tax Affairs Commission of Congress will process the fifth extraordinary budget. (File / CRH).

(CRHoy.com) -The Executive power sent the fifth extraordinary budget of the Republic for 2021 to the Legislative Assembly.

However, the bill – which is processed under file 22,603 ​​- has not been convened by the Presidency in the extraordinary sessions Congress, which will conclude next week.

The new spending plan was presented after the Executive was forced to withdraw from the legislative stream the fourth budget extraordinary, due to questions regarding the incorporation of ¢ 47,124 million for the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), of which ¢ 40,497 million were for the National Highway Council (Conavi).

Within those games, they were foreseen more than ¢ 4 billion for payment of expenses to construction companies MECO and H. Solís, firms investigated for the “Cochineal” case.

In the new draft budget, the Government excluded the items for road works of the MOPT and Conavi. But he kept a game of ¢ 1,500 million for the Costa Rican Railway Institute (Incofer).

According to the proposal, new expenses are incorporated for a net amount of ¢ 77,581 million distributed among different ministries and public institutions.

Also, it includes items destined to capital expenditures and the care of the pandemic by COVID-19.

In addition, it contemplates the incorporation of resources to comply with Contractual obligations and legal assumed by some ministries.

The bill will be studied, discussed and voted on by the Tax Affairs Commission of Congress before being sent to Legislative Plenary.

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