Draft Budget 2016: President Jokowi Asks the Subsidies of Fuel, Electrical, and Non-Energy Should be Recalculated
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla lead a plenary cabinet meeting that discussed the Draft State Budget (RAPBN) FY 2016, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (4/8) afternoon.
In the introduction, the President instructed the basic macroeconomic assumptions follow the latest economic developments. “Later, we want that everything is installed realistically,” he said.
As for the matter of electricity subsidies, fuel subsidies, and non-energy, President Jokowi requesting it should be recalculated so that it can precisely on target.
While the transfer of funds to the region and the funds allocated to the village, the President instructed the Minister should be greater than the expenditure in ministries / agencies.
“It is also cautious in terms of supervision, on the side of the controlling in the field should be carried out continuously,” President Jokowi asked.
Related to the distribution of social assistance in 2016, the president expects to be able to focus more on education, health, and on poverty reduction.
The Ministers of Work Cabinet, Deputy Chief of Polri Com. Gen. Budi Gunawan, and Head of the Creative Economy Triawan Munaf attended the Plenary Cabinet Meeting. SLN/DND/DNS/ES)