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The budget of the Sakhalin region for 2015 was adopted in the first reading with a deficit of 6,1%

Sakhalin Oblduma on Thursday adopted in first reading a draft regional budget for 2015-2017 years.

The following parameters of the regional budget for 2015 year were approved: revenues - 121,2 billion rubles (including own - more than 116,3 billion rubles), expenses - more than 129 billion rubles, deficit - more than 7,8 billion rubles, or 6,1% of expenses. Repayment of the deficit is planned at the expense of credit funds of banks and additional income of the region, which may come next year.

"The draft regional budget was prepared according to a conservative scenario with an oil price of $ 100 per barrel and a ruble exchange rate of 1 rubles per $ 37,7. Several versions of the project were prepared, but we settled on a conservative one in order to ensure all social obligations, and we have more than We have also provided for the indexation of public sector wages by 1% (indexation will be carried out from January 2015, 10) and social payments by 5%, "the regional finance minister Tatyana Karpova told the deputies.

According to her, in the current difficult economic and political situation in the world, the regional authorities have taken care of creating a so-called "safety cushion" in the form of a regional reserve fund. Currently, the reserve fund is 4 billion rubles, this year the Ministry of Finance of the region proposes to replenish the fund by another 2 billion rubles, in 2015 - by 3,7 billion rubles, in 2016 - by 2,7 billion rubles, in 2017 - 700 million rubles.

According to the minister, in 2015, 45,3% of the regional budget funds will be directed to the social sphere, almost 34% (or 44 billion rubles) - investments in the socio-economic development of the Sakhalin region. She recalled that when forming the regional budget for 2012 year, the regional government set a plan to reach investments at least up to 20% of all regional budget expenditures.

"Despite the most difficult situation in the world and in Russia today, under the sanctions of Europe and the United States, we managed to form a balanced and real budget," T. Karpova stressed. She added that the regional government is taking all measures today to improve the state of the regional economy, develop its own production and ensure food security, financing in this area in 2015 increased compared to 2014 by 62%.

The regional budget proposed by the regional Ministry of Finance for 2016 year provides revenues exceeding 120 billion rubles (including more than 116,6 billion rubles of its own), expenses - 128,5 billion rubles, the deficit - more than 8,4 billion rubles, or 6,5% of expenses.

The regional budget project for 2017 was prepared with revenues of more than 128,1 billion rubles (including 125 billion rubles of its own), expenses - 137,2 billion rubles, the deficit - almost 9,1 billion rubles, or 6,6% of the costs.

In the second reading (final reading) the regional budget will be adopted on December 4.

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