The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the presentation of the Budget report for the year 2018 in Parliament on the 09th of November. Accordingly the debate on the second reading of the budget will be held from the 10th to the 15th of November. The vote on the Third Reading will be taken up on December 09. These details were given at the weekly Cabinet news briefing today. The Government’s total expenditure for next year is estimated at 3982 Billion Rupees. The Government’s recurrent expenditure for the year 2018 is 1308.9 Billion Rupees. The capital expenditure is estimated at 668 Billion Rupees.