President Jokowi: Cash for Work to Increase People’s Purchasing Power

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 Februari 2018
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President Jokowi visits Cash for Work Program, in Seram Barat Regency, Maluku, Wednesday (14/2) afternoon (Photo: BPMI Setpres)

President Jokowi visits Cash for Work Program, in Seram Barat Regency, Maluku, Wednesday (14/2) afternoon (Photo: BPMI Setpres)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo stated, cash for work program is launched by the Government to increase people’s purchasing power by involving local people in the program.

“We wish this cash for work could distribute fund directly to villages so that consumption level or people’s purchasing power going better,” President Jokowi conveyed while visiting irrigration and field production road construction in Waimital Village, Kairatu District, West Seram Regency, in Maluku, Wednesday (14/2) afternoon.

Implementing this productive way, the President further said, the Government will renovate production roads from paddyfield to paddyfield and irrigation in paddy fields. “So that there will be more benefits of the program,” the President said.

The visited cash for work program by the President along with Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadi Muljono and Maluku Governor Said Assagaff is 1,095 meters production roads construction, amounting to 600 billion rupiahs in three months of work. In addition to that, there is also small irrigation construction with the length of 1.6 km, amounting to 1.35 billion rupiah in 50 days of work.

Previously, President Jokowi visited construction project funded by cash for work program in Oihu-Batu Merah Village, Sirimau District, that is the construction of roads and lighting for road, as well as drainage involving at least 160 local people.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Villages, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration has also undertaken cash for work program that is river normalization in the same village. It involved 150 local people.

President Jokowi mentioned that this cash for work program will be continued, because it provides job opportunities in villages as well as increases money circulation within society.

“The program is not merely carried out by Ministry of PUPR and Ministry of Villages, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration but also other ministries. Ministry of Transportation will also be involved in cash for work and Minister of State Owned Enterprises as well,” the President added. (BPMI Setpres/ES) (EPI/YM/Naster)

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