Use Asian Games Budget Effectively and Efficiently, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 7 Juni 2017
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President Jokowi presides over a limited cabinet meeting on budget use for the 2018 Asian Games at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (7/6). (Photo by: JAY/Public Relations Division)

President Jokowi presides over a limited cabinet meeting on budget use for the 2018 Asian Games at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (7/6). (Photo by: JAY/Public Relations Division)

Despite limited time for preparation, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo emphasized that budget use for the 2018 Asian Games and Asian Para Games must be based on the principles of effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, and accountability.

“We have to calculate the budget in detail. And I would like to remind you that the budget must be used proportionally,” the President firmly said in his introductory remarks before a Limited Cabinet Meeting on the Development of the Budget Use for the Asian Games XVIII and Asian Para Games at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (7/6).

The President also hopes that everything is done openly, transparently, and accountably and said that the Asian Games and the Asian Para Games is an international event that involves many countries; thus, its success can bring a good reputation for Indonesia in the international world.

Also attending the meeting were Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno,  Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Minister of Sports and Youth Imam Nahrawi, Minister of State-owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Asman Abnur, Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education M. Nasir, Head of the Creative Economic Agency Triawan Munaf, Head of the Indonesian Sport Committee Eric Tohir, Governor of South Sumatera Alex Noerdin, Governor Banten Wahidin Halim, Acting Jakarta Governor DKI Jakarta Djarot Saiful Hidayat, and Deputy Governor of West Java Dedy Mizwar. (RMI/SM/JAY/ES) (EP/YM/Naster) 

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