Namki Hong “Agree to institutionalize loss compensation… Disaster subsidies for all citizens should be carefully”

Deputy Prime Minister Hong Nam-ki and Minister of Strategy and Finance are closing their eyes as if in thought at the general meeting of the Planning and Finance Committee held at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul on the 16th. Senior Reporter Heo Jung-ho


Hong Nam-ki, deputy prime minister of the economy and the Minister of Strategy and Finance, expressed his consent to the institutionalization of loss compensation following measures to quarantine the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). In early March, it also revealed a plan to submit to the National Assembly an additional budget (additional supplement) for the 4th disaster support fund.

Deputy Prime Minister Hong said at the plenary meeting of the National Assembly’s Planning and Finance Committee on the 16th, “The government is also agreeing that loss compensation should be institutionalized by law.” said.

Deputy Prime Minister Hong said, “There are many things to point out about how to do the contents, so we have created a TF between relevant ministries and are conducting research services,” he said. “I will finish the review work within the government as soon as possible and discuss with the National Assembly.” .

In particular, Deputy Prime Minister Hong said, “The government is considering whether the expression of compensation for losses is correct, and whether this is compensation for losses or government support for damages, we must also address the issue.” Deputy Prime Minister Hong said, “There is a law interpretation that compensation is difficult if the loss is not evidenced in the case of loss compensation.” “There is an opinion that more flexible support is possible with damage support, so we will consider whether it is loss compensation or damage support with experts.” Said.

Regarding the 4th disaster subsidy, Deputy Prime Minister Hong said on the day, “We are reviewing plans to provide additional support to the victims of intensive damage this time, and we are working with the goal of submitting the first additional budget for correction to the National Assembly in early March.” . Deputy Prime Minister Hong explained that he is considering additional support even if it exceeds 400 million won for’small business owners with annual sales of less than 400 million won’, which was set as a support standard for the 2nd and 3rd disaster support payments.

Deputy Prime Minister Hong said, “Because it is under review, it would not be appropriate to say what to say,” and drew a line saying, “The media seems to have reported severe conjectures” when asked if it could exceed 30 trillion won.

The power of the people on the national disaster subsidies Rep. Gyeong-ho Chu said, “I think that all of the quarantine, economy, economic recovery, and financial situation should be considered.” “My personal opinion is that giving subsidies to all the people should be careful.” Held the negative position.

Sejong = Reporter Park Young-jun [email protected]

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