ZAGREB, January 22, 2020 – The Ministry of the Interior on Wednesday presented its financial plan for this year, worth 5.9 billion kuna, and signed about 30 contracts with domestic companies which will deliver their products to police and civil protection forces this year.
The financial plan is 228.3 million kuna or 4% higher than last year, it was said at the presentation.
The increase refers mostly to salary expenditures, funds for Croatia’s EU presidency and the procurement of police equipment.
Assistant Minister Cvjetko Obradović warned about a decrease in the share of salary expenditures in the ministry budget.
“Salaries accounted for as much as 76% of the ministry budget in the previous period, last year they accounted for 66.13% and this year they are expected to account for 65.69%,” he said.
Obradović said that the ministry’s priorities included raising the quality of accommodation for police officers, energy renovation of buildings used by police and raising the quality of police work.
1.6 billion kuna of the 2020 ministry budget is intended for public procurement, mostly of equipment for police and civil protection units, mine removal and road safety.
Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović signed contracts with some 30 domestic companies for the procurement of equipment for police and civil protection units, equipment for EU presidency, equipment envisaged by EU projects, and mine removal. The total value of the contracts exceeds 289 million kuna.
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