Turkish Prime Ministry to increase vehicle buying by 12-fold
DHA PhotoThe number of vehicles that will be bought by the Prime Ministry will increase 12-fold this year, as the 2015 general budget has indicated. The presidency will buy four vehicles more than it bought in 2014, with one being a truck, as reported by daily Cumhuriyet.
The Constitutional Court and Parliament will not buy any vehicles, according to the budget, which was published in the Official Gazette last week.
Public institutions, benefiting from the general budget or having separate budgets, will have a total of 8,515 vehicles.
Some 7,559 of these vehicles will be bought by public institutions within the general budget, including the presidency, Prime Ministry, as well as other ministries.
The remaining 956 vehicles will be bought by institutions with a separate budget, including universities and several general directorships.
Some 4,876 vehicles will be directly bought by means of the state institutions’ budget.
Around 25 vehicles will be bought for the presidency from the 2015 general budget.
While 19 vehicles were bought for the Prime Ministry in 2014, the Prime Ministry will buy 222 vehicles, according to Cumhuriyet’s report, representing a 12-fold increase from the previous year.
Out of these 222 vehicles are 20 armored cars, 163 cars and one bus, among others.
The Prime Ministry is expected to spend around 20 million Turkish Liras ($8.6 million) to buy the vehicles, said the report.