Dongdaemun-gu confirmed the 2022 budget of 736 billion won

720 billion won in general accounts and 16 billion won in special accounts… Separate operation of funds such as disaster management fund…

湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 박종일 기자] Dongdaemun-gu (Chairman Yoo Deok-yeol) announced that the budget for 2022, totaling 736 billion won, including 720 billion won in general accounts and 16 billion won in special accounts, was finalized after going through the deliberation process of the district council.

This is a 7.35% increase from this year’s main budget of 685.6 billion won.

In response to the expansion of the disaster management fund to prepare for COVID-19, the SME promotion fund and the operation of the integrated fiscal stabilization fund for the stable operation of the old financial system, the fund was confirmed to be KRW 65.5 billion, an increase of 61.34% compared to the previous year.

The Dongdaemun-gu Council presented the budget proposal submitted by the executive department to the Special Budget and Settlement Committee after deliberation by three standing committees: the Steering Committee, Administrative Planning Committee, and Welfare Construction Committee.

The Special Committee on Budget and Settlement of the District Council reduced KRW 39,3965 million in the general account and KRW 17.14 million in the special account from the appropriation budget submitted by the district, and reduced KRW 80 million in the fund management plan, and referred to the plenary session on the afternoon of the 21st. At the plenary session of the regular meeting, a resolution was made according to the budget proposal submitted for deliberation and adjustment by the Budget Settlement Special Committee.

The district will use the confirmed budget to support small business owners and self-employed people and promote recovery from damage to respond to the era of ‘step-by-step recovery’ related to COVID-19, revitalize the local economy through employment reinforcement, strengthen customized welfare services in addition to resolving the low birth rate and aging population, and improve educational conditions, etc. It is planned to focus on the faithful implementation of projects for regional development and stability of residents’ livelihoods.

◇Corona 19 response budget and revitalization of local economy

The district organizes 1 billion won for the operation of coronavirus medical support personnel and screening clinics, and quarantine for COVID-19, and separately operates a disaster management fund worth 5.1 billion won to prevent and promptly respond to various disasters including COVID-19, and additionally inoculate the corona vaccine. 5.7 billion won was organized for support.

In addition, in order to revitalize the local economy, which has been stagnated due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the district will ▲3.1 billion won for public safety jobs and local quarantine jobs ▲400 million won to support unemployed youths for job search activities ▲200 million won for local-led youth job projects ▲ Revitalize traditional markets and Seoul Yangnyeongsi 12 100 million won ▲ 300 million won to issue 15 billion won worth of Dongdaemun love gift certificates ▲ 2 billion won in Jegi-dong Daedaemaeul ▲ 800 million won in alleyway regeneration projects such as Hwigyeong Village.

In addition, it plans to separately operate a 11.6 billion won small and medium-sized business development fund to support small businesses most affected by COVID-19.

◇ Strengthening welfare services such as childcare and childbirth… Welfare sector, 54.9% of the total budget

The district organized the budget for the welfare sector next year to 395.8 billion won, an increase of 34 billion won from this year. 54.9% of the total budget for next year. In detail, ▲Basic Pension for the Elderly: 127.2 billion Won ▲ Basic Living and Housing Benefit 82.1 billion Won ▲ Infant and Toddler Childcare Subsidy Support Project 31.8 billion Won ▲Children’s Allowance Won 16.8 billion Won ▲ Senior Employment Project 9.3 billion Won ▲ Disabled Activity Support Benefit/Pension Benefit Support projects include KRW 18.1 billion. To overcome the low fertility problem, the plan is to build a stronger welfare safety net by newly organizing ▲ 3.4 billion won in support for first meeting tickets, 3.3 billion won in infant allowance, and 4.1 billion won in living expenses affected by COVID-19.

◇Creative human resources development and improvement of educational environment

15.7 billion won, an increase of 1.6 billion won from this year, was organized to foster creative and convergence future talents to lead the changed era and to improve the educational environment.

In 2022, to ensure equal educational opportunities in which no one is marginalized, 410 million won will be allocated to the entrance reserve support project, and the purchase cost of elementary, middle and high school students entering school uniforms and smart devices for online learning will be supported. In addition, in order to nurture future talents suitable for the era of the 4th industry, 8 billion won in elementary, middle and high school education expenses is increased by 900 million won compared to the previous year, and it is planned to support the academic growth of local students and improve educational facilities. .

In addition, a budget was formulated such as ▲300 million won for free high school education, ▲5.3 billion won for school meal expenses extended to kindergartens, and ▲500 million won for Seoul-style innovative education district.

◇Creating a safe and clean living environment for residents

Budgets are also invested in the areas of living safety and the environment to improve the quality of life and safety of residents. ▲Sewage facility maintenance and management KRW 2.3 billion ▲ Sewerage and rain gutter dredging KRW 1.6 billion ▲ River facility maintenance and management such as Jungnangcheon KRW 1.7 billion ▲ Park maintenance KRW 1.7 billion ▲ Natural ecology restoration and green axis creation KRW 2 billion ▲Street lights and security 3.3 billion won for maintenance, management and improvement of lights, and 1.3 billion won for operation of the CCTV integrated control center were reflected in the budget.

In order to create a pollution-free living environment, a budget of KRW 900 million will be invested, and projects such as environmental conservation campaigns, activation of green energy practices, and activation of new and renewable energy supply (solar power installation support) are planned.

In addition, to ensure that residents can live in a more pleasant and safe environment, ▲Waste and recyclables disposal and local cleaning: KRW 45 billion ▲ Installation of heated and cooling chairs on the bus stand: KRW 300 million ▲ Resident safety insurance of KRW 30 million and bicycle insurance 150 million won, etc. have been carefully organized.

◇Activation of cultural and sports activities to restore the daily activities of residents

To restore the cultural life of residents who have been contracted due to COVID-19 ▲ Event budget such as Dongdaemun Spring Flower Festival: 1.2 billion Won ▲ Licorice Village and Yongdu 5 district library creation: 1 billion Won ▲ Library operation and support: 2.5 billion Won ▲ Management of public sports facilities such as Dongdaemun-gu Gymnasium ·In order to create a new concept administrative space complex in Imun 2-dong, 30 years have passed since the completion of the Dong Community Center by organizing 700 million won for operation, 3.9 billion won is organized to improve the quality of resident services.

Dongdaemun-gu mayor Yoo Deok-yeol said, “We plan to lead the upcoming Chinese New Year administration by thoroughly preparing for the post-coronavirus situation, such as a step-by-step recovery of daily life, while thoroughly preventing the spread of COVID-19. The projects necessary for the establishment of a safety net and restoration of cultural life were carefully reviewed and organized. We will do our best to use the budget properly to make Dongdaemun-gu where residents want to live.”

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