Indonesian Gov't Prepares IDR55.21 Trillion for Emergency PPKM Extension

Wednesday, 21-July-2021 19:55

Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto
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Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian government has prepared a budget allocation of IDR55.21 trillion in the context of extending the fourth level emergency community activity restriction (PPKM) in Java-Bali and in 15 districts/cities outside Java-Bali.

"The government is also preparing a budget allocation of IDR55.21 trillion, of which this budget is related to the addition of this program," said Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto in an online press conference on PPKM on Wednesday (07/21/2021).

Coordinating Minister Airlangga said the budget would be used for basic food cards, electricity discounts, internet quota subsidies, pre-employment cards, Bulog assistance, and PPKM basic food cards.

In addition, the government has also prepared an incentive of IDR1.2 million for one million micro businesses, namely stalls and street vendors.

"The mechanism is regulated in general guidelines and technical guidelines, and the distribution mechanism by the TNI and Polri is based on general guidelines for technical instructions which are also carried out by the Ministry of Finance and BPKP," Airlangga said.

For prospective recipients, he continued, Babinsa and Bhabinkamtimbas will record data from the regional Ministry of Manpower Service. Data collection will be based on the Population Identification Number (NIK) which has received data cleansing or cleaning through the Financial and Development Supervisory Agency (BPKP).

"Of course we need data related to the type of business, business location, NIK of the micro business entrepreneurs, and of course this will be part of the next program from the government," said Coordinating Minister Airlangga.

He hopes that the mechanism for distributing aid for the stalls and street vendors will be simpler, and accountability will be carried out in the form of the recipient's signature accompanied by photo documentation.

Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo announced to continue the implementation of PPKM level four until July 25 and will open it gradually starting July 26, 2021, if the trend of COVID-19 cases continues to decline.

The implementation of the fourth level PPKM applies to 122 districts/cities in Java-Bali and 15 districts/cities outside Java-Bali, as reported by Antara.

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