Mogilev Region spent around BYR 16 billion on catering in schools, kindergartens and orphan homes last academic year, First Deputy Chairman of the regional education department Nikolai Streltsov reported.
According to the source, BYR 7.9 billion came from the regional budget, and the rest was donated by the state budget.
Expenditures included repair works in canteens, which required BYR 412 million, and purchase of food and cooking-related equipment, which cost the region BYR 600 million.
Presently Mogilev Region provides catering for 126,000 secondary school students, 13,000 vocational school students and over 30,000 children in kindergartens.
Children from low income families get free meals.