Sri Mulyani: New capital project will not hamper economic stimulus program

TEMPO.CO, JakartaFinance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati hoped the infrastructure development of the new capital could be a starting point for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Calculating and meeting project needs, she said, would remain in line with post-pandemic fiscal consolidation.

“The government will ensure that this funding does not interfere with the management of COVID-19 and the economic recovery program,” Sri said in a written statement Friday, January 7.

According to Sri, President Joko Widodo was determined to prioritize COVID-19 management and economic recovery in 2022. In the 2023 state budget, the priority will be economic recovery and state budget consolidation. ‘State.

The state budget, she added, must be carefully maintained to ensure security for various state needs, such as COVID-19 management, economic recovery, social safety net. and anticipation of global turmoil.

“On the other hand, there are national priorities including the development of the national capital. This is a factor that will dominate our budgeting in 2022. Everything is balanced,” Sri Mulyani said.

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