President Jokowi: Budget Allocation Must be Well-Targeted

By : Nata Kesuma | Thursday, November 30 2023 - 21:30 IWST

President Jokowi
President Jokowi - Jakarta, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo handed over the Budget Implementation List (DIPA) and Transfer to Regions Allocation List for 2024 Fiscal Year, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (11/29).

The President emphasized that ministries, state institutions, and regional governments must use budget allocated for them and in a disciplined and targeted manner, particularly during rising geopolitical tension and climate change, as well as apparent potential for crisis and recession.

“I’d like to remind all to first, use the allocated budget in a disciplined, thorough, and targeted manner,” he said.

He also called for transparent and accountable financial and budget management that prevents any forms of budget misuse and corruption.

Furthermore, the President ordered the Government to complete budget realization immediately. According to him, budget realization in the Central Government and regional governments has reached 74 percent and 64 percent, respectively.

“Since 9 years ago, I have stated that I want to change the ways of work and mindset but I realize it is not easy. Once again, spend the budget and execute the target immediately,” he said adding that uncertainties must be anticipated through automatic adjustment and budget realization must have result oriented since it is the people’s money.

He also emphasized the importance to strengthen synergy and harmony between regional governments and Central Government’s policies in a bid to create a harmonious development.

“After building toll roads, the regional governments at the provincial, regency, and city levels should connect the roads to industrial areas, tourism areas, agricultural areas, and plantation areas; but they did not do it. So I need to stress it once again that synergy and harmonization is important to make the development in line,” he firmly said.

On that occasion, the President also ordered the Government to use Transfer to Regions to improve public services, education, and health sectors. On the other hand, he pushed for other financial alternative funding options to thrive so it can maintain investment climate in the country.

“The year 2024 will be the last year of this governance. Thus, I want all budget to be optimized, all development agendas to be completed, including those which have been planned for but have yet to be completed, in order to strengthen foundation for the upcoming governance,” he said.

News Comment

Today's Industry

Photo: Aris Nurjani/VOI

Rabu, 28 Februari 2024 - 12:47 WIB

Carsurin and NBRI Strengthen Strategic Alliance to Propel Indonesia’s EV Industry

PT Carsurin Tbk ("Carsurin") and the National Battery Research Institute ("NBRI") are pleased to announce the signing of a pivotal Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA), marking a significant advancement…

Beras (Foto/Rizki Meirino)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:43 WIB

Gov’t to Continue Disbursing Rice Assistance

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ensured that the Government will continue rolling out the rice assistance program for low-income families. The President made the statement when handing…

Ilustrasi pabrik beras. (Foto: DetikFood)

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:40 WIB

Bapanas Head Ensures Availability of Rice Stock Ahead of Ramadan

The National Food Agency (Bapanas) has ensured the availability of rice for the fasting month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 1445 Hijri/2024 CE. “We believe that there is enough rice for the fasting…

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Rabu, 21 Februari 2024 - 08:23 WIB

Receives Chairman of Jababeka (KIJA), Menpora Dito Ready to Support the Development of Sports SEZs

Chairman of PT Jababeka Tbk (KIJA), Setyono Djuandi Darmono met the Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Indonesia (Menpora RI) Dito Ariotedjo at the Kemenpora RI Office, Senayan,…

The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo Receives Aid for Palestine

Senin, 19 Februari 2024 - 17:39 WIB

The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo Receives Aid for Palestine

The Indonesian Embassy in Cairo welcomes the Radjiman Wedyodiningrat Warship (RJW-992) which arrived at the Al Arish Port, North Sinai Province of Egypt at 8.00 A.M. Cairo local time (13/02).…