President Jokowi in Yogyakarta to Monitor Village Funds Use

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 29 Agustus 2018
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President Jokowi inspects irrigation channel of Klontongan Dam, a project funded by village funds, in Sendangtirto Village, Sleman Regency, Wednesday (29/8). (Photo by: BPMI Setpres).

President Jokowi inspects irrigation channel of Klontongan Dam, a project funded by village funds, in Sendangtirto Village, Sleman Regency, Wednesday (29/8). (Photo by: BPMI Setpres).

During his working visits to Yogyakarta Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (29/8) visited Sendangtirto Village, Sleman Regency to oversee the use of village funds.

During the visit, President Jokowi, who was accompanied by Yogyakarta Governor Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, inspected the construction of an irrigation channel from the 350-meter-long Klontongan Dam to irrigate farmers’ fields. The construction of the dam uses village funds in the 2018 budget year amounting to Rp192,414,000.

“I think the construction of irrigation here is very good. It is done by the people themselves,” the President said.

The President also wanted to ensure directly to the local government related to the accountability report for the use of village funds. “I want to make sure whether its accountability report will be difficult or not. That’s all,” the President said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi ordered related officials to extend the irrigation channel to support the locals and also expressed hope that the infrastructure development will be completed soon so that the Government can move to the next stage.

“We will intensify village economic development if the infrastructures, in the form of roads, irrigation, retention basins, and whatever is needed, are completed because it is important to boost productivity in the village,” the President said.

For the record, in addition to the construction of irrigation channels, there are several completed projects in the village that are fully-funded by village funds.

Those projects are the construction of roads in Jetak Hamlet for 126 meters, Gandu Hamlet for 180 meters, Kadipolo Hamlet for 112 meters, Tampungan-Gamelan Hamlet for 185 meters, and construction of the Sembung-Minggiran wall covering an irrigation system spanning approximately 270 meters. (BPMI Setpres/ES) (GWH/EP/Naster)

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