Jokowi Urges 4 Ministries to Accelerate Project Tenders

Desi Angriani    •    Selasa, 03 Nov 2015 12:32 WIB
state budget
Jokowi Urges 4 Ministries to Accelerate Project Tenders
President Joko Widodo giving a speech in Presidential Palace, Jakarta, April 28, 2015. (Photo: Antara/ISMAR PATRIZKI), Jakarta: President Joko Widodo urged four ministries to accelerate the auction of activities and infrastructure projects, following the 2016 State Budget (APBN). The government and the People's Representative Council (DPR) Budgeting Board agreed on the state expense of Rp2,095 trillion.

"After the approval of DPR, tender and auction should be started immediately. Especially those related to the capital spending and infrastructure," said Jokowi at the Presidential Office, Jalan Medan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta, Monday (11/2/2015).

Four ministries urged to speed up is the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Agriculture, as well as the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Jokowi hopes that due to the acceleration of auction and tender, the absorption of 2016 state budget will be better than this year.
"January signs the contract, directly releases the down payment. We don't want any economic contraction due to our lateness," said the former Jakarta Governor.
Within the posture of 2016 State Budget Draft, the government and DPR budgeting board agreed on the government spending of Rp2,095 trillion, comprising of central government spending of Rp1,325.55 trillion and transfer expenses to the regions and village fund at Rp770.17 trillion.
Expenses components of the central government, among others is the spending of Ministries/Institution, as agreed of Rp784.1 trillion. As for the subsidy limit, the government has the fuel and gas subsidy budget of Rp63 trillion and electricity subsidy of Rp38 trillion.
As for the transfer spending for the regions and village funds are Rp770.2 trillion, including the village fund limit of Rp47 trillion.
Meanwhile, the state income is agreed at Rp1,822.5 trillion. From the income, the tax income is targeted at Rp1,506 trillion, while the non-tax income at Rp273.8 trillion, with grant income of Rp2 trillion.


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