"In order for the support measures on areas prone-to-restructuring and on youth unemployment to be effective, the national assembly's approval of the supplementary budget bill is crucial.
We ask for you to swiftly pass the bill so that the government can implement it as soon as possible"
During his administrative policy speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon urged the national assembly to combine forces so that the supplementary budget bill and other bills related to public welfare can be processed quickly and thoroughly.
He stressed the need for the bill, which he calls an "emergency budget" to be passed in order to help alleviate the nation's record high unemployment rate.
The prime minister also said that the bill is also essential for boosting the regional economies suffering from restructuring in the shipbuilding and auto-making sectors.
At the extraordinary session last month, the government submitted a 3.6 billion U.S. dollar extra budget bill, which the parliament agreed on Monday to vote on during a plenary session set for Friday.
Aside from the extra budget, the prime minister also said the government is awaiting the parliament's approval on bills directly related to the lives of the public, such as the revised tax bill and bills on fine dust particles and public security.
He vowed to continue efforts to come up with deep-rooted, structural measures to boost innovation in the education, labor and economic sectors.
Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang News.