The legislature cut next year's budget for "foreign aid and donation" programs proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) by NT$100 million (US$3 million) yesterday. Legislators from the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) proposed the cut on the grounds that the MOFA had compiled inflated figures in annual budget plans for foreign aid or donations and that these efforts had performed poorly. TSU Legislator Lai Shin-yuan (賴幸媛) proposed that the budget planned by the MOFA for foreign aid and donation programs for next year -- totaling NT$9.73 billion -- be cut by NT$3 billion since the figure was "inflated" and not justified by successful performance. However, after debate and negotiations, the legislators decided that the budget would be cut by a "ceremonial" NT$100 million.
Tue, Nov 07, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: MOFA budget trimmed
STAFF WRITER WITH CNA
This story has been viewed 2068 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2016-04-25 to 2016-05-02
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1China plans to build on Scarborough Shoal: report
2US senators urge more operations in South China Sea
3US opposes Chinese coercion
4Groups call on US to support Taiwanese sovereignty
5Associations prepare to file lawsuits against Ma as immunity set to expire