Tartu approves of record budget

  • 2012-12-27

TARTU - The 2013 budget of Estonia’s second-largest city Tartu is the biggest since Estonia regained independence, Aripaev Online reports.

According to the budget that the city council approved, over 200 new kindergarten places will be created in the city, wages of kindergarten staff will be increased, a new school building will be bought, roads and bridges will be renovated and a real time working information system for city buses will be developed.

The total volume of the 2013 city budget is 151.7 million euros, which is an 14percent increase as compared to this year's budget. Without financing activities (refinancing of obligations) the budget will grow by 7percent.