2016 Budget Realization of Ministry of ESDM Must Exceed 90%, President Says
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Monday (29/9) morning, witnessed the signing of the 2016 Strategic Activities Contracts of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM).
In his directive, the President reasserted that 2016 is the year for work acceleration and he will run after and encourage all ministries/institutions to accelerate the contract signing and development project implementation.
After the signing (of the contracts), the works should start the following day. The contract must be signed, implemented, and finished rapidly, yet still put the quality as the first priority, President Jokowi said.
The President also reminded the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources to accelerate the budget realization in 2016.
Budget realization in 2015 was 64 percent. I have instructed the Minister to make the 2016 budget realization exceeding 90 percent. It must exceed 90 percent; it is non-negotiable, the President said.
The event, which was held at the Plaza of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources was the third stage. The first and second stages were already conducted in January and February 2016.
On that occasion, President Jokowi witnessed the signing of 24 projects including the project with the biggest value: Natural Gas Network Construction and Development for Domestic Use Project in Prabumulih, South Sumatra which worths Rp 493.5 billion, and the most strategic project: the Construction of 2 MW Solar-powered Electric Generators (PLTS) in Manokwari which worths Rp 57.2 billion. Overall, 133 contract packages worth Rp 3.04 trillion were signed in this third stage.
Attending the event were Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro, Attorney General Prasetyo, directors of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), and Governors/Mayors/Regents which receive great benefits from the projects. (UN) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)