Ministry raises labor-intensive budget for 2022 to Rp23.24 trillion

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Budget for the cash labor-intensive program has increased, from Rp12.18 trillion to Rp23.24 trillion after refocusing efforts in 2021, according to Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Minister Basuki Hadimuljono.

“The program is being streamlined to implement the cash labor-intensive program that was originally budgeted at Rp12.18 trillion and then increased to Rp23.24 trillion. (The program is implemented) through 20 activities and expected to absorb 1.23 million workers,” Minister Hadimuljono stated at a work meeting with Commission V of the House of Representatives here on Wednesday.

Hadimuljono highlighted that the program aimed at expanding the cash labor-intensive programs while efforts were refocused on sharpening and expanding the program in accordance with President Joko Widodo’s expectations.

This year’s budget for the cash labor-intensive program is allocated for water resources through eight activities, with a budget value of Rp7.15 trillion and is expected to absorb 386,159 workers.

Some Rp6.69 trillion is budgeted for road and bridge construction that is implemented through five activities. The government expects 273,603 workers to be absorbed through the funds.

Meanwhile, Rp5.29 trillion is allocated for the housing sector that is implemented through six activities, with an estimated workforce absorption of 194,471 people.

Some Rp4.11 trillion is budgeted for the housing sector that is implemented through one activity, and 378,460 people are estimated to be absorbed.

The cash labor-intensive program is a program wherein the funds are not reduced in the steps taken by the PUPR Ministry in 2021.

Source: Antara News

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