The National Executive allocates 77% of the national budget to social protection

Miraflores Palace, Caracas. – Venezuela has faced the most difficult circumstances to guarantee the greatest welfare of the Venezuelan people. The President of the Republic, Nicolas Maduro, highlighted that 77 percent of the national budget is for investment in social protection and Social Security.

In this regard, the Venezuelan Head of State highlighted that the Bolivarian Government, after seven years of aggression, has managed to make the Venezuelan economy “grow sustainably for the first time since 2013 and by 2022 we will be on a continuous path of recovery”.

Likewise, he pointed out that in 2016-2021, the Government delivered more than 2 million 800 thousand homes in the Great Housing Mission Venezuela (GMVV). “Recently reaching the historic milestone of the construction and delivery of 3 million 900 thousand comfortable and safe homes to the people of Venezuela since 2011, benefiting more than 10 million 90 people”.

Similarly, he assured that the creation in 2016 of the Local Supply and Production Committees (CLAP) ensured the monthly delivery of food to the Venezuelan people, which allowed the subsidization of 99 percent of food to more than 7 million families.

In this context, he ratified that 84 percent of the institutions that provide education in Venezuela belong to the public sector, free of charge and quality, allowing 93 percent “to have a special food program that is provided free of charge to the students.”

He highlighted how the creation of the technological Homeland platform guarantees that 21 million people receive direct social attention from the State to grant their economic and social rights.

The information was made public during his participation in the 49th regular session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council.

Presidential Press

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