[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of the Environment's budget for next year grew 3.7 percent (269.7 billion won) from the previous year to 7.58 trillion won.
The next year budget plan of the Ministry of Environment is based on changed policy conditions and rising public demand for environment improvement.
The Ministry of Environment explained that policy direction of environmental infrastructure has been changed from quantitative expansion to qualitative investments and the environment safety net has been strengthened by increasing investment in public anxiety factors such as fine dust, greenhouse gas and chemicals, and by adding new projects that make it possible to respond proactively to potential threats.
In addition, financial investment for environmental management has been organized to contribute not only to environmental improvement, but also to economic revitalization and job creation.
The Environment Ministry's budget and funding plan for 2019 will be finalized by December 2 this year after deliberation and approval by the National Assembly.
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