Bud­gets cut for over­seas trips, ve­hi­cles, re­cep­tions

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

Gov­ern­ment bud­gets for over­seas trav­el­ing, of­fi­cial ve­hi­cles and re­cep­tions will be re­duced by 11.7 per­cent this year to pro­mote fru­gal­ity, the Min­istry of Fi­nance an­nounced.

The min­istry said 6.316 bil­lion yuan ($1.03 bil­lion) had been al­lo­cated to cover ex­penses re­lated to gov­ern­ment ve­hi­cles, of­fi­cials’ over­seas trips and of­fi­cial re­cep­tions.

Re­duc­tion of bud­get spend­ing on gov­ern­ment ve­hi­cles, which went down by 16.2 per­cent year on year due to gov­ern­ment re­forms to cut un­nec­es­sary gov­ern­ment trans­porta­tion ser­vices last year, was the big­gest con­trib­u­tor to the over­all drop.

China spent 6.56 bil­lion yuan on over­seas trips, ve­hi­cles and re­cep­tions last year.

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