Government raises aid for child-birth

Financial assistance to the families that raise children has been increased, following the approval by the government the minimum living wage rates, effective from February 2007.  The monthly payment to the families with a child up to three years old currently amounts to Br111,000 and Br51,000 for the children older than three years.

The one-off payment to the families for the birth of the first and the second child has been raised up to Br341,000. If a family produces the third or the fourth child, it will receive an one-off payment of Br511,500.