Deputy Minister of Finance Dilshod Sultanov told about the expenditures of the Anti-Crisis Fund at the session of the International Press Club.
“To date, about 6.5 trillion soums have been spent from the Anti-Crisis Fund. The first direction of spending is related to preventing the spread of coronavirus. In this regard, funds have been allocated for medicines, medical supplies, financial incentives for doctors and tests,” Dilshod Sultanov said.
It was noted that as part of social support measures, 200 billion soums was spent on the temporary employment of unemployed citizens, and 50 billion soums – on the development of the private land plots of low-income families.
In addition, 2 trillion soums have been allocated to support sectors of the economy and business. Funds have been allotted to support the most affected companies, such as the JSC Uzbekistan Airways and the Tashkent Metro, which ceased operations during the quarantine period.
“Expenditures of the Anti-Crisis Fund are also openly published on the website of the Finance Ministry,” Dilshod Sultanov added.
The Ministry of Finance on July 17 released data on the expenditures and revenues of the Fund under the ministry. According to it, revenues amounted to 7.44 trillion soums and expenditures – 6.4 trillion soums.
7.32 trillion soums of revenues are soft loans from international financial institutions, 123.5 billion soums have been allocated from the state budget.
Reportedly, expenditures have been distributed in the following manner:
• to finance the anti-coronavirus measures – 907 billion soums;
• to the social sphere – 2.2 trillion soums;
• for construction and equipment of hospitals and quarantine complexes – 684 billion soums;
• to support the economy – 2 trillion soums. In particular, JSC Uzbekistan Airways was allocated a loan of 406 billion soums and JSC Uzbekistan Airports – 101 billion soums;
• for water supply and irrigation – 502 billion soums.
It should be recalled that at a meeting chaired by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 19 March this year, it was announced that the Anti-Crisis Fund would be established in Uzbekistan and it would be allocated 10 trillion soums.