Transportation ministry sets non-tax state revenue target at Rp8.6 trillion

Transportation ministry sets non-tax state revenue target at Rp8.6 trillion

Indonesian traffic. ANTARA FOTO/Yulius Satria Wijaya/kye.

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi has expressed optimism that non-tax state revenues in the transportation sector this year will increase to Rp8.6 trillion, from Rp8.2 trillion a year earlier.

"The target of non-tax state revenues for 2018 was Rp9 trillion, and its realization was Rp8.2 trillion. We have set the target of non-tax state revenues for 2019 at Rp8.6 trillion," he noted in a written statement released on Wednesday.

However, the non-tax state revenues should not burden the public, and the ministry is considering which are subjected to fees and those that are not, he remarked.

He said the ministry will make optimum use of non-tax state revenue potentials in the sea transportation sector that contributed the largest to the ministry`s non-tax state revenues last year.

In addition to increasing state revenues, non-tax state revenues from the transportation sector are also needed to improve state agencies` services to the public, he said.

In the transportation sector, the non-tax state revenues could be used to develop infrastructure, including airports and ports, in the foremost, backward, and outer regions and to improve other public services, he remarked.

The minister further stated that nearly 35 percent of the state budget allocations for the ministry, reaching Rp41.55 trillion this year, will be used to develop railway lines.

Reporting by Juwita Trisna Rahayu, SUharto