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Hope 2024 State Budget Can Benefit People: House Speaker

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VOINews, Jakarta - Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) Puan Maharani has said that she expects the 2024 State Budget — the last budget to be tabled by President Joko Widodo's (Jokowi's) administration — to bring benefits to the people.

She delivered the statement here on Thursday during the House's 6th plenary meeting for the first period of the 2023–2024 session year. Thursday's meeting promulgated the 2024 state budget bill.

"It is expected to solve the ongoing problems that are still not addressed. We hope that this state budget is for and useful for the people," she said.

It is hoped that the 2024 State Budget can be used for the government's priority programs until the end of President Widodo's term, she added.

"After being passed, we hoped that the 2024 state budget implementation is of justice and is prioritized for President Jokowi's priority programs until his administration ends in October 2024," she said.

The House Speaker further said she expects the 2024 State Budget to maintain the fiscal capability for carrying out the national development agenda, government public services, and national strategic programs.

"The well-being concept in the 2024 State Budget must be a reference for all ministries and agencies in proposing their budget in the coming fiscal year," she added.

To that end, she pointed out that all ministries or agencies can have quality programs in the 2024 fiscal year so that the impact of the state budget allocation can be felt by the beneficiary group.

"The well-being-focused budget must show the state budget's performance with the goal of improving people's welfare," she said.

She also emphasized that the DPR and the government must build synergy to ensure the realization of fiscal, monetary, and real sector policies to maintain economic stability.

"The House of Representatives and the government will jointly implement this state budget," she affirmed. (antaranews)

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