The Yerevan Municipality wants to spend AMD 78.934 million ($368,000) to replace the elevator and central air conditioning system in its building.
The planned for expenditure is included in Yerevan’s estimated 2018 budget.
At the same time, the municipality has only allocated AMD 400,000 to purchase equipment for medical centers, and AMD 6.4 million to buy clothes for needy children.
Here are some other expenditures listed in next year’s estimated budget.
31.6 million – to cover funeral costs for needy families
55 million – to develop tourism in Yerevan
5 million – to make public transportation more accessible to sight impaired passengers and to install automatic announcement systems at bus stops
14 million – to maintain and repair statues and other cultural assets
6.4 billion – to pay municipal salaries
114.6 million – to neuter stray animals
785.5 million – to pay bonuses/awards and other cash incentives
45 million – to hang flags
14 million – to receive an international credit rating from Fitch Ratings Inc. (In 2016, the municipality signed an agreement with Fitch that calls for a rating review every two years)
444 million – to organize street parking in Yerevan (more red lines, more signs explaining how to pay)
As drafted, the 2018 budget has AMD 48 million deficit.