Ruling coalition policymakers on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori to draw up a supplementary budget totaling more than 10 trillion yen, including some 3.9 trillion yen to be taken from state coffers for direct fiscal spending.
The government appears set to formally adopt the plan today at the Government-Ruling Parties Budget Conference.
The budget should include outlays to promote information technology at schools, build nursing facilities for elderly people and take steps to address dioxin pollution, coalition officials said.
Shizuka Kamei, policy affairs chief of the Liberal Democratic Party, said he believes the government does not need to issue deficit government bonds to cover the expenditures, although he failed to mention how much would be raised through construction bonds.
The size of the budget will not be clear until ministries submit their budget plans on Oct. 6, he said.
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