Director General of the Treasury of the Finance Ministry Marwanto Harjowirjono has stated that the state treasury is safe and able to finance various government projects that have been allocated in the state budget (APBN).
"The state cash position is currently safe. Disbursements of various bills for activities and projects financed by the State Budget can be resolved properly," Marwanto said, when contacted in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The management of the state treasury is centrally supervised through the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and is no longer operated by the State Treasury Service Office (KPPN), noted Marwanto.
He stressed that the cash reserves of the state treasury have not been depleted, contrary to recent media reports.
"It should be stated that the KPPN is currently not managing cash directly. Therefore, it is not true if it is reported that the KPPN reserves are empty," said Marwanto.
Previously, information had circulated that KPPN's cash had been depleted due to management problems in state finances.
The state’s cash vacuum is thought to have occurred due to the use of funds for holiday allowance (THR) payments in May and the 13th salary in July 2019.