Zaporizhzhya city Council adopted the city budget for 2018, in which spending exceeded revenues by over UAH 1 billion.

As the correspondent of Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, on Wednesday late in the evening, the deputies of the Zaporozhye city Council adopted the city budget for 2018, which totaled $ 7.8 billion.

During the discussion of the new budget of Zaporozhye deputies and the leadership of the city said that the main financial document of Zaporizhia consciously adopted with the budget deficit, its expenditure amounted to 8.8 billion UAH, which is more than 1 billion UAH more income.

Noted that the budget of Zaporizhia in 2018 is socially oriented, it also includes funds for the implementation of a number of city programs.

The draft city budget includes 2 billion UAH on social protection of the population, 2.1 billion UAH – in the sphere of education, 1 billion – on health care 1 646 400,4 th utilities, 588 628,0 thousand UAH – transport .

Also, increased funding of capital repairs, reconstruction and construction of roads, repair of housing Fund, including OSBB.

To cover the deficit of the budget of Zaporizhia city government promises to work actively to increase city revenues, including through loans and investments.