Budget Disbursement Remains Low
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said the disbursement of direct cash assistance (BLT) amounting to Rp 28.8 trillion (US$1.98 billion) for 8 million recipient groups remained low.
The government has again called on local governments to speed up the disbursement of social protection funds to help people affected by the pandemic.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The disbursement of the funds for the handling of COVID-19 from the 2021 Regional Government Budget has begun to show an increase in recent weeks. However, extra work is still needed because the total budget disbursement at the regional government level is still below 25 percent.