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Budget for public works, transportation slashed by Rp 54.8t

  • Mardika Parama

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 18 2020   /  01:25 am

The Public Works and Housing Ministry and the Transportation Ministry have had their 2020 budgets slashed by a combined total of Rp 54.8 trillion (US$3.6 billion) as part of the budget reallocation program to finance the government’s COVID-19 mitigation effort and economic stimulus, ministers said.

The Public Works and Housing Ministry’s budget has been reduced by Rp 44.5 trillion from its initial amount of Rp 120.2 trillion, Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said during a virtual hearing with House of Representatives Commission V overseeing infrastructure and transportation on May 11.

The budget cut affects a number of the ministry’s non-key activities such as official travel and meetings, he said, adding that a number of infrastructure projects that had not been put out for tender had also been delayed.

At the same event, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi s...