Never feel tired of loving the Republic of Indonesia. Give your best contributions to the state and nation.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati averred that the state budget had achieved its extraordinary objective of addressing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The state budget is a vital instrument to help Indonesians emerge from the various impacts of the pandemic in the health, economic, social, and financial fields, the minister remarked in her address at the commemoration of National Heroes Day here on Tuesday.

"The state budget has performed its extraordinary duty this year. However, this is not the last episode since we still have a long path to tread to restore the economic life of the community," she affirmed.

Indrawati highlighted the government's struggles, through the state budget to encourage people to emerge from pressures arising from the pandemic, were far from over, as a wide range of challenges will still lie ahead.

The state finances must be managed properly to achieve various ideals of the nation, including surmounting over the COVID-19 pandemic expected to last until next year, she stated.

To this end, the minister urged her ranks and files to serve as heroes to manage the state finances in order to achieve the nation's goals.

Indrawati also appealed to her ranks and files to wholeheartedly contribute to realize their authority in the adept management of state finances.

"Prepare Indonesia not only to be able to fight but also to control and conquer the threats of COVID-19," she emphasized.

The minister further urged the government, public, and all elements of the nation to work in a unified manner to ascertain effectiveness of the state budget to enable the country to emerge from the impacts of the pandemic soon.

"Never feel tired of loving the Republic of Indonesia. Give your best contributions to the state and nation," she emphasized. Related news: Guard border to prevent imported COVID-19 cases, task force urges
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Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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