Vietnam has spent VND700 billion (US$34 million) on preparations for the elections of the central and local legislative bodies scheduled for May 22, the Ministry of Finance told a press conference Wednesday.
The expenditure will probably increase as the election nears.
According to the VnExpress, a financial ministry representative said last Friday that the ministry together with the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the National Assembly's office submitted a proposal for more financial supports.
The proposal now is still waiting for approval.
While both the elections of the National Assembly and the People's Council happen once every five years, they are usually two years apart.
However, this time they are organized at the same time so the amount of work has become bigger, according to Nguyen Huu Duc from the Ministry of Home Affairs.
People will vote for 500 members of the National Assembly, 3,200 members of People's Council at cities and provinces, and over 300,000 members of People's Council at districts and communes, VnExpress reported.