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Sidewalk renovation project met with budget cut

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  01:28 am
Budget cuts: People walk in front of a café on a wide sidewalk in the Sudirman area of Jakarta on Nov. 3. The City Council has slashed the proposed budget for Jakarta's expansive and ambitious sidewalk renovation project across the capital.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Budget cuts: People walk in front of a café on a wide sidewalk in the Sudirman area of Jakarta on Nov. 3. The City Council has slashed the proposed budget for Jakarta's expansive and ambitious sidewalk renovation project across the capital.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)The City Council has slashed the proposed budget for Jakarta’s expansive and ambitious sidewalk renovation project across the capital, arguing that other programs need attention.After a long debate during deliberation of the capital’s 2020 budget priorities (KUA-PPAS), held prior to deliberating the 2020 city budget, the City Council’s commission D overseeing development affairs, and the Jakarta Bina Marga Road Agency decided to cut Rp 204 billion (US$14.53 million) from the sidewalk renovation budget for next year.The administration had previously proposed a budget of Rp 1.2 trillion to build 103 kilometers of new sidewal...