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Jakarta plans to spend Rp 74 trillion next year

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 21, 2017   /   05:23 pm
Jakarta plans to spend Rp 74 trillion next year Low-cost apartments are constructed in Marunda, North Jakarta, on Dec. 23, 2016. The Jakarta administration plans to spend Rp 74 trillion next year. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

The Jakarta administration has agreed to include all the programs of governor-elect Anies Baswedan in the 2018 budget, the documents of which have been sent to the City Council.

Jakarta Development Planning Board (Bappeda) head Tuty Kusumawati said that after deliberation, the executives agreed to include all Anies’ programs in the 2,000 activities that will require Rp 74 trillion (US$ 5.5 billion) next year.

“The budget allocations are to support them," Tuty said on Wednesday.

The sum was higher than the city's 2017 budget, which was agreed at Rp 70.1 trillion.

The deliberation results had been listed in the city's budget priorities (KUA-PPAS) document, Tuty added.

"The documents were handed to the councilors on Jun 16," she said. "However, we don’t yet know when the councilors will deliberate the budget with us."

Tuty said she hoped that the city officials could discuss the issue with the councilors soon so that it could be agreed by the end of July.

In 2017, she said, the budget was mostly allocated for the Education Agency, the Transportation Agency, and the Health Agency.

Separately, City Council deputy speaker Triwisaksana denied having received the budget documents.

Hence, he added, they had yet to learn when the council would meet with the executives to discuss the documents.