The Iraqi Ministry of Trade said that this year’s allocations for ration card items are insufficient, adding that a supplementary budget might be provided for this purpose.
“A total of $2.9 billion U.S. dollars has been allocated for rations cards from the 2010 budget,” Trade Minister Safaa al-Din al-Safi told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“A supplementary budget may be provided to cover any deficit,” the minister pointed out.
Iraq’s federal budget for the year 2010 is 84 trillion Iraqi dinars.
(Aswat Al Iraq)