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PUPR Ministry Focus to Finish National Strategic Infrastructure

by Sebastianus Epifany Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 09:02

JAKARTA - Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono reminded the PUPR Ministry to sharpen the work program in 2018 in order to ensure that there will be no infrastructure stalled, especially those included in the National Strategic Program (PSN).

Based on Bappenas' evaluation data, it is estimated that 63 percent of the 2015- 2019 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) will be achieved, while the remaining 13 percent will not be achieved, and 24 percent will be achieved through hard work. Therefore Basuki Hadimuljono stressed the importance of the preparation of work programs tailored to the needs.

This was disclosed when Basuki Hadimuljono gave direction at the event of Regional Consultation 2017 themed "Spur Investment and Infrastructure for Growth and Equity." Based on the report from (15/6/2017) he said, "Therefore the work program must be prepared as needed, with the principle of money follow program is not money follow function and refers to the principle of less money more outcome."

Minister Basuki Hadimuljono also conveyed the principal of 2018 expenditure policy, which the first is the maximum amount of operational expenditure is equal to the realisation of 2016 or 2017 ceiling if lower without taking into account inflation. Refinement for goods purchased to local government or community. Currently, the indication of the PUPR Ministry is Rp 106,02 trillion, less than the Rp 148,37 trillion required.

Second, increase productive capital spending to finance priority activities or projects. Limiting capital expenditures in the form of new vehicles and buildings. Encourage capital expenditures that increase production capacity and connectivity. Third, reallocate savings in the allocation of goods expenditures into productive expenditures including increasing the output volume of priority activities or projects.

"If the Ministry of PUPR builds a region, there must be a significant change felt by the community. Do not just provide physical assistance, for example, the integration of building housing and the area," said Minister Basuki.

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