Nezavisne novine: SARAJEVO – The deficit in the counter of the Federation of BiH for the first six months of this year is 49,4 millions KM, and the revenues are in relation to the plan smaller for about 280 million KM, has been confirmed by the Minister of Finance of the Federation of BiH, Vjekoslav Bevanda.

“We will suggest a rebalance of this year’s budget “on less” and see if it will be accepted. For the coming three years we have accepted a framed budget and the expenditures will next year have to fit in about 1,6 billion KM, and the Government and the Parliament will have to choose the priorities”, has been said by Bevanda after the conference of the Government of the Federation of BiH in Sarajevo.

He explained how the profits this year are larger than last year, but the budget has been increased for 300 million KM, which is more than the revenue increase.

He informed the Government of the Federation of BiH that the total debt of the FBiH is 4,08 million KM, from which 2,44 billion KM is the external debt. He also alerted that 818 million KM from the International credit remains unusable, while the Federation of BiH pays for using that money.

The Government of the FBiH has been considering the report on business of the Agency for Privatization for the first half of year, in which was indicated that the realization of privatization has been troubled because the Parliament of the FBiH had not yet adopted the “Privatization Policy”.

The Prime Minister of the FBiH, Nedžad Branković has said yesterday that he expects from the Parliament of the FBiH, to put in the agenda the “Privatization Policy” and “Plan of the priority investments in the FBiH” in relation with its work plan.

He also announced that the Government of the FBiH will next week consider the measures for price control of the oil, the decision of the “Elektroprivreda BiH” on selling the electricity excesses for the next year, and the Law on soldier fund will be considered on some of the next conferences.

The Government has yesterday accepted decision that building of the highway on the corridor 5C through BiH from Svilaj to Odžak and from Mostar to Bijača is the public interest. This is a precondition for beginning of preparations for building of this highway.