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Comments: Govt must spend Rp 290 trillion

Posted: Sat, December 29 2012 | 12:10 pm

Dec. 24, p. 3

The government must spend trillions of rupiah before Dec. 31, as it has failed to meet disbursement deadlines for several big-ticket projects, an NGO has said.

A report released by the Indonesia Forum for Budget Transparency ( FITRA ) said that the government had a whopping Rp 290 trillion ( US$30 billion ) in funds that had not yet been disbursed for authorized allocations this year, or 27.2 percent of the Rp 1,069 trillion revised state budget for 2012.

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It is good that organizations such as FITRA exist, without them, I believe, most of our taxpayer’s money would end up in the astonishing high salaries for under-performing civil servants and other disguised perks for parasites in the service of the people ( who actually only serve themselves ).

 Robert L. Stevenson



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