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Defence Ministry budget cut

By Messenger Staff
Friday, January 15
In the 2010 state budget the Defence Ministry has been allotted around GEL 750 million, GEL 127 million less than in 2009. The Interior Ministry's budget has also been decreased.

In 2008 the Defence Ministry budget was over GEL 1.5 billion. In 2009 it was less than GEL 900 million. However despite this decrease the number of people employed in the Defence Ministry has actually increased. In 2008-2009 37,800 people were employed there, in 2010 this figure shows a very small increase.