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Homepage  Archive  Press Releases  2004  July  PM Sharon Issues Directives to Finance Ministry Regarding State Budget
PM Sharon Issues Directives to Finance Ministry Regarding State Budget

29/07/2004


Prime Minister Ariel Sharon today , directed senior Finance Ministry officials to adapt the state budget to four major
objectives:

1. Advancing reforms: The continuation of the macro-economic policy and reforms that will continue economic growth and efficiency;

2. Advancing the government’s diplomatic-security goals: Funds will be budgeted for advancing the disengagement plan continuing construction of the security fence  and improving the fabric of life, as determined in the 30.6.04 High Court of Justice ruling  on the route of the fence;

3. Advancing social goals: Funds will be budgeted for weaker strata and the elderly; the Prime Minister directed the Finance Ministry to further broaden their proposal to assist the elderly.  The Dovrat Report will be advanced, immigration absorption will be strengthened and funds will be allocated to the periphery.  The Prime Minister directed that the needy be assisted in rent payments and in purchasing flats in the periphery;

4. Encouraging employment in Israel - the Prime Minister directed the Finance Ministry to find stable solutions for encouraging employment.
 

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