The Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said it had made a budget savings of 9.2 trillion rupiah since 2015. Through a press conference held in Jakarta, recently, the Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Susi Pudjiastuti, explained that the key to austerity is to make an effective and efficient budget or the so-called Susinization program. She explained, the program aims to make the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries expenditures more effective, efficient, accountable and outcome oriented. In addition, the program was also carried out by reducing supporting activities, cost efficiency of each unit, synergy between inter-Directorate General activities and synergizing with other ministries and institutions in the implementation of activities, including official travel.
“Reports on the program carried out by the management in the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries -KKP is from ministers, all echelon I, Secretary General Inspector General, up to Director General. From the start of the Susinization program we have become effective, efficient, sufficient, accountable, outcome oriented. We can see the results if you use statistics. We have saved. It can be seen from this data. The KKP returned the money to the country amounting to 8.09 trillion until last year, 8.28 trillion. This year is approximately 1 trillion which means KKP succeed in saving that 9 trillion,” Susi said.
Furthermore, Susi claimed, this year, the Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries have saved around 1 trillion rupiah. Minister Susi appealed to other ministry and agency officials to do the same in order to save the State Budget for Revenue and Expenditure. (VOI/Rezha/ trans by PUTRI/ART)