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Jakarta Post

Jakarta legislative council speeds up revised budget deliberation ahead of term-end

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21, 2019   /  04:03 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and members of the Jakarta City Council join a special plenary meeting to celebrate Jakarta's 492nd anniversary on June 22. (Antara/Nova Wahyudi)

As their five-year term is coming to an end, sitting Jakarta legislative councilors are speeding up the deliberation of the 2019 revised budget proposed by the Jakarta administration to fund projects for the remaining year. The City Council and the administration are conducting back-to-back deliberation meetings to have the 2019 revised budget endorsed before the councillors’ term ends on Aug. 26. The new elected councilors for the next five-year term will be inaugurated that day. The city administration has proposed to the council the revised budget of Rp 86.89 trillion (US$6.09 billion), down 2.37 percent from Rp 89 trillion set in the 2019 City Budget. The proposed budget is aimed at improving services to the public, as well as accelerate targets of the city's mid-term development plan, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan sai...