Bucharest City Hall to cut funds for schools, streets and churches due to insufficient incomes

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Bucharest City Hall wants to cut RON 600 million from its budget, meaning around 10 per cent, due to low incomes from the tax rates for the first 5 months of this year, says a draft resolution.

The main cuts will affect the budgets of schools, streets, cultural units and churches. On the other hand, hospitals in Bucharest will get more money.

Bucharest general mayor Gabriela Firea has warned this month that the Capital city hall is facing bankruptcy.

The main cuts:

– RON 35 M from the education

– RON 11 M promoting traditional culture

– RON 33 M from parks and green space maintenance

-RON 53 M from local transports

– RON 5 M from churches

– RON 10 M from the Street Administration

– RON 11 M from the Art and Tradition Centre

– RON 3 M from the Local Police

– RON 14 M from the Monument Administration.

On the other hand, RON 51 M will go to the Hospitals Administration if the rectification resolution draft gets the green light of the Bucharest General Council next week.

Mayors from other cities in Romania, represented by the Association of Cities in Romania (AOR), have recently sent PM Viorica Dancila an open letter on the local budgets on Friday, warning that the 2019 budget has been “wrongly designed” and certain localities are on the verge of bankruptcy.

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