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Jakarta Post

Sidewalks, pollution control new priorities in 2020 budget

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 19 2019   /  01:06 am

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 medium-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 to add 13 issues to the current 60.These include air pollution control, improved facilities for pedestrians, climate disaster mitigation and adaptatio...