Timor government submits
by Radio Australia
East Timor's government has submitted its first full year state budget calling for expenditure of $US348.1 million in 2008.
It will be the largest ever for the country that won independence in 2002.
It is expected to be approved by the parliament before the end of the year.
The country remains in a fragile state following unrest on the streets in April and May last year that left at least 37 people dead and required the deployment of international peacekeepers who are still on patrol.