Regions invited to anticipate budgetary management problems

I still note that the regional budgets (APBD) are not 100% optimized, in synergy with the state budget. So, when the state budget wants to improve the economy, many regional budgets are in fact withheld, hence the process is not one.

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati urged regional governments to anticipate issues related to budget management so that transfers to regional and village funds can be optimized to support COVID-19 management and recovery national economy.

“I always note that the regional budgets (APBD) are not 100% optimized, in synergy with the state budget. Thus, when the state budget wants to improve the economy, many regional budgets are in is being slowed down, so the process is not as optimal and fast as we would like, ”she said in an official statement received here on Tuesday.

Regional and village budgets should be used for strategic spending, such as improving the quality of public infrastructure, economic recovery, human resource development and the quality of public services, in order to contribute to the same things as the budget. national, added the Minister. .

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The 2021 national budget achievement data sets current regional and village budget spending at Rs 785.7 trillion, or 98.8 percent of the national budget target of Rs 795.5 trillion, she noted.

“There is still 100,000 billion rupees until the end of the year that has not been spent. This is quite a large number that can improve the regional economy, so maybe it should be. our concern, ”Indrawati said.

Almost a third of the national budget is allocated to all regional governments in the form of profit-sharing funds, general allocation funds, physical and non-physical allocation funds, regional incentive funds, funds villagers and special autonomy funds, she said. outside.

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She then urged regional governments to continuously improve budget spending in order to support economic recovery in the regions. This can be done by optimizing the budget for infrastructure and operations, she said.

“The regional and village budget is our instrument to support local governments in carrying out their functions, without weighing them down (instead). (The budget is intended) to serve the community,” Indrawati noted.

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