Minister of Finance and Economy, Arben Ahmetaj, spoke yesterday about the 2019 state budget. He said that with the new budget there will be a pay rise in all major sectors and over 65 thousand employees will benefit from it. “The budget finances the justice reform and all other reforms that we have launched together and today we are yielding the fruits of wage growth. The good news is that 65,000 employees will benefit from this pay rise. In healthcare we will have a wage increases of 10%, with 460 doctors and over 13 thousand nurses. In education, the pay rise for teachers will go up to 40%. The defense sector as well will have a significant pay increase that goes up to 20% and affects over 6,000 military men.
State police will have a 7%. For the first time the diplomats benefit from 2019 state budget, as the salary increase goes over 20%. The other good news is for the families and for the newborn. The first child will benefit a bonus of 400,000 ALL and the second child 800,000 ALL. The third newborn will benefit 1 million and 200,000 old Leks. This is the other good news. Albania will be a country with the highest pay rise in the region, “Ahmetaj said.