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Jakarta eyes higher 2020 budget priority for sidewalks, pollution control

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, August 18, 2019   /  11:49 am
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) signs a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Jakarta's 2020 budget priorities and preliminary threshold (KUA-PPAS) and the 2019 revised budget in a plenary meeting at the Jakarta City Council on Aug. 14.(Kompas.com/Ryana Aryadita Umasugi)

The Jakarta administration has proposed to the City Council that budget priorities for 2020 be set at Rp 95.9 trillion (US$ 6.68 billion) to address key issues for the capital’s development. Budget priorities and the preliminary threshold (KUA-PPAS) serve as a guideline for annual budget deliberations. The proposed amount is higher than this year’s city budget of Rp 89 trillion. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said the increase was based his administration’s targets as outlined in the city mid-term regional development plan (RPJMD). “The targets in the RPJMD reflect our planned development targets for 2020,” he told reporters at City Hall on Thursday. The governor recently issued a gubernatorial decree on regional strategic programs (KSD) to add 13 issues to the current 60. These include air pollution control, improved facilities for pedest...