The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday approved a ¥13.1 trillion supplementary budget, the second-biggest of its kind, to fund an economic stimulus package.

If it clears the Diet next month as planned, it will bring government spending for fiscal 2012 to about ¥103 trillion.

To pay for the extra budget, the administration, led by the Liberal Democratic Party, is expected to sell an additional ¥5.2 trillion in construction bonds issued only to finance public works projects.