MONTEVIDEO – The Uruguayan government signed into law over the weekend the 2015-2019 national budget, which prioritizes education, infrastructure, safety and health.
The $66.13 billion spending plan was approved last Wednesday by the lower chamber of Congress.
“The budget will be made available to the public before March 1, 2016, as a published summary and projection in a clear manner so that all Uruguayans are able to track the government’s work,” presidential chief of staff Juan Andres Roballo told a press conference.
President Tabare Vazquez and his Cabinet will meet Dec. 29 with lawmakers from the governing Frente Amplio coalition to review developments since the administration took office March 1, Roballo said.
“We we were able to achieve all the goals we had set for ourselves for these first months,” he said.