Ciocoi: Reserve and intervention funds have no money

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There is practically no money left in the Reserve and Intervention Funds in Moldova. Therefore, the new government will need to find funds to cope with the necessary payments by the end of the year. Acting Prime Minister Aureliu Ciocoi spoke about this on August 5 on the air of the «Moldova în direct» program. According to Ciocoi, both the Reserve Fund and the Intervention Fund are practically devastated. “There is no money in the Government's Reserve Fund. Almost zero. It will be necessary to find additional money so that the necessary payments can be made by the end of the year, including compensation for damage from rain and hail. The Intervention Fund was also devastated after the funds of this fund were used to compensate for losses from bad weather and pay to health workers,” Ciocoi said. He also noted that additional money will be required to create four new ministries. Ciocoi said that since there was no position of deputy prime minister for digitalization before, a separate apparatus will need to be created for this position - at least 10 employees. Moreover, this will require more expenditures than was required by the government, which consisted of 9 ministries. Ciocoi also noted that he will remain in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration as ambassador-at-large. Recall, that the candidate for Prime Minister Natalya Gavrilita presented her government team earlier. The new Cabinet will have 13 ministries, not nine, as has been the case in recent years. The separate departments will again be the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure. In addition, the Ministry of the Environment will be returned to the government. At a meeting on August 5, the legal commission of the parliament approved the list of ministries. The project also stipulates that within three months the government will reorganize the structure of specialized central government bodies.