Seven ministries, institutions to receive more than Rp 20 t each in 2013
(Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has said that seven ministries and state institutions might receive more than Rp 20 trillion each in 2013.
“The seven ministries and institutions are the Defense Ministry with a budget allocation of Rp 77.7 trillion, the Public Works Ministry with Rp 69.1 trillion, the National Education and Culture Ministry with Rp 66 trillion, the National Police with Rp 43.4 trillion, the Religious Affairs Ministry with Rp 41.7 trillion, the Transportation Ministry with Rp 31.4 trillion and the Health Ministry with Rp 31.2 trillion,” Yudhoyono said during his speech on the state financial note and the 2013 state budget draft (RAPBNP) before the House of Representatives on Thursday.
Yudhoyono said that the special allocation on the ministries would help the country to achieve its economic goals in 2013.
According to Yudhoyono, there were five main goals.
“First, to increase capital spending for infrastructure development that will support domestic connectivity and energy and food independence,” he said.
“Second, to finish bureaucratic reforms. Third, to provide social protection programs. Fourth, to increase subsidy spending efficiency by using tariff adjustments and energy consumption management and finally to anticipate and to prepare for the 2014 general elections,” he added.