Budget bill 2022 puts state spending at Rs 2,708,700 billion
(The bill proposes) central government spending of Rp 1,938.3 trillion and transfers to regions and village funds of Rp 770.4 trillion
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has proposed state spending of Rs 2,708.7 trillion in the state budget bill 2022, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said.
“(The bill proposes) central government spending of 1,938,3 trillion rupees and transfers to regions and village funds of 770,400 billion rupees,” Widodo said in his state budget speech for fiscal year 2022 at the Jakarta Parliamentary Complex on Monday.
The health budget is proposed at 255.3 trillion rupees, or 9.4% of state spending, he said.
The budget will be aimed at continuing to manage the pandemic, reforming the healthcare system, accelerating efforts to reduce stunting in children and continuing the national health insurance program, Jokowi said.
In COVID-19 management efforts, the government is focusing on anticipating the risk of COVID-19 impact through testing, tracing and treatment efforts; continue the vaccination campaign; and, stepping up efforts to disseminate information on health protocols and their supervision, he added.
“We must be able to use this pandemic as an impetus to improve and reform the Indonesian health system. We must become able to encourage domestic production of vaccines and the development of a strong and competitive pharmaceutical industry,” said stressed the president.
“We must also reorganize health establishments from upstream to downstream and from central to regional level; transform primary and referral care; improve health security; improve the quality of health workers and redistribute them; and develop information technologies for health. services, ”he noted.
The government also maintains the continuity of the national health insurance program and ensures improvement in the quality of services offered under the program, he said.
In addition, efforts have been accelerated to reduce stunting in children by expanding the reach of all regencies / municipalities across Indonesia and strengthening synergies between institutions, the president revealed.
In 2022, up to Rs 427.5 trillion in the social protection budget will be allocated to help the poor and vulnerable meet their basic needs. This decision should cut the chain of poverty in the long run, he explained.
To improve the productivity and quality of human resources, it is proposed to set aside a total of 541.7 trillion rupees in the education budget, Jokowi said.
“Human resource development continues to be our priority agenda. Indonesia must be able to make the most of the demographic dividend and stand ready to face technological upheavals,” he added.
“We must prepare productive, innovative and globally competitive human resources while practicing the values of the Pancasila state ideology, observing good deeds and preserving national cultural identity,” the president said. .
At the same time, it is proposed to allocate a total of Rs 384.8 trillion for infrastructure development in the 2022 budget, he revealed.
Infrastructure development is necessary to support the strengthening of the provision of basic needs; supporting increased productivity through connectivity and mobility infrastructure; provide affordable, reliable and environmentally friendly energy and food infrastructure; and ensuring an equal distribution of infrastructure and access to information and communication technologies, he explained.
“Various government spending policies, taken as a whole, are expected to push for the achievement of the development goals for 2022, namely an open unemployment rate of 5.5-6.3 percent; a poverty rate of around 8.5 to 9.0 percent, with an emphasis on eliminating extreme poverty; and a Gini ratio of between 0.376 and 0.378; as well as a human development index ranging from 73.41 to 73.46, “the president said.
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