Kuwait to cut government entities' budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 by at least 20%

The cabinet also ordered the ministry of finance to coordinate with all the governmental entities to review public services and the value of government subsidies

  
An aerial view shows Kuwait City after the country entered virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait March 16, 2020.

An aerial view shows Kuwait City after the country entered virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait March 16, 2020.

REUTERS/Stephanie McGehee

CAIRO  - Kuwait agreed to cut the government entities' budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 by at least 20%, Kuwait's cabinet said on twitter on Thursday.

The cabinet also ordered the ministry of finance to coordinate with all the governmental entities to review public services and the value of government subsidies.

(Reporting by Hesham Abdul Khalek Editing by Chris Reese) ((Hesham.AbdulKhalek@thomsonreuters.com;))

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