Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono has revealed that the ministry's 2022 budget allocation ceiling has been set at Rp100.59 trillion for continuing infrastructure development.

The program policy and the theme of Government's Working Plan (RKP) for 2022 is economic recovery and structural reform with seven national priorities, and one of the priorities is to proceed with infrastructure development, especially on basic service infrastructure for the community, he informed.

"The PUPR Ministry's 2022 budget cap in accordance with the Joint Letter of the Finance Minister and the National Development Planning Agency No. S-634/ MK.02/2021 and No. 516/M.PPM/ D.8/KU.01.01/ 07/ 2021 dated July 23, 2021, accumulated at Rp100.59 trillion," he affirmed at the working meeting with Commission V of the House of Representatives here on Thursday.

He then provided details of the proposed priority plan per organization's unit. He informed that the proposed budget allocation for the Directorate General of Water Resources is Rp41.23 trillion.

The proposed budget allocation for the Directorate General of Road Construction is Rp39.70 trillion and the Directorate General of Building Construction is Rp12.51 trillion, he said.

Meanwhile, the proposed budget allocation for the Directorate General of House Provisions is Rp5 trillion and the Directorate General of Construction Developer is Rp600 billion, the minister added.

A budget of Rp197.5 billion has been proposed for the Directorate General of Public Works and Housing Infrastructure Financing, Rp212.8 billion for the Regional Infrastructure Development Agency, and Rp400 billion for the Human Resources Development Agency, he informed.

Earlier, Finance Minister's Fiscal Policy Agency head Febrio Kacaribu had revealed that the utilization of infrastructure budgets in the state budget draft for 2022 had been set at Rp384.8 trillion.

According to Kacaribu, next year's infrastructure budget policy is to accelerate the completion of infrastructure projects delayed by the pandemic and establish strategic output to support economic recovery.

The 2022 infrastructure budget policy is also expected to empower the synchronization and integration of funding between ministerial and non-ministerial agencies, local governments, state-owned enterprises, Public Service Agency, and private sectors.

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