Detiktoday.com – The Indonesian Minister of Youth and Sports, Zainudin Amali, attended the Plenary Meeting of the DPR RI with the agenda of the Speaker of the DPR RI in the context of Opening the First Session Period 2020-2021 and the Presidential Speech of the Republic of Indonesia in the context of Submitting the Bill on the 2021 TA Budget accompanied by Financial Notes and Supporting Documents, Friday (14 / 8) in the Situation Room, Kemenpora, Jakarta.
In his speech, the President said that the draft 2021 State Budget policy is aimed at accelerating national economic recovery due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “The Covid-19 pandemic has become a health and humanitarian disaster in this century affecting all lines of human life. Starting from health problems, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has spread to social, economic, and even financial problems,” he said.
According to him, Indonesia took extraordinary steps. Law No. 2 of 2020, among others, provides for relaxation of the APBN deficit, which can be widened above 3% for three years. In 2020, the APBN was amended with a deficit of 5.07% of GDP and then increased again to 6.34% of GDP.
“The deficit widening is carried out considering the need for state spending for health and economic management increases when state revenues decline,” said the President.
The Covid-19 pandemic, he continued, shows that the availability and functioning of digital infrastructure is very important and strategic. Thus, infrastructure spending is directed towards strengthening digital infrastructure and encouraging logistical efficiency and connectivity; labor-intensive infrastructure that supports industrial and tourism areas; as well as the construction of public health facilities and the provision of basic necessities, such as water, sanitation and housing.
Previously, DPR Speaker Puan Maharani said that as many as 98 DPR members attended the hearing physically, and 231 virtual. “Has attended and signed physically 98 people and virtual 231 people. A total of 329 members from all elements of the DPR RI. So, the quorum has been achieved,” said Puan Maharani.
The plenary session today has two agendas. One of them is the delivery of an introduction to the Bill on the 2020 State Budget. “The plenary session today has 2 agendas. First, the speech of the Chair of the Indonesian Parliament in the context of opening the first session of the 2020-2021 session year, and the second is the speech of the President of the Republic of Indonesia as an introduction to the Bill on the State Budget. fiscal year 2021 and financial notes, “said Puan.