Gov't to Accelerate 2017 State Budget Implementation

Arif Wicaksono    •    02 November 2016 20:01 WIB
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Gov't to Accelerate 2017 State Budget Implementation
President Joko Widodo (Photo: MI)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: President Joko Widodo has urged his cabinet to accelerate the implementation of the 2017 state budget.

"I reminded you last year. I want to remind you again," said Jokowi during a cabinet meeting, according to a press release on Wednesday (11/2).

"Tenders should be prepared immediately so they can be started in January," he continued.

He also instructed his cabinet to formulate the 2018 draft state budget earlier. He explained that he wants to avoid delay.

"We need to start earlier or we will face delay," he stated.

The House of Representatives passed the 2017 state budget last month. The lawmakers approved it unanimously.


(WAH)