BANDUNG CITY- Regional Budget Revenue and Expenditure (APBD) of West Java Province for Fiscal Year (TA) 2019 will be focused on basic community services.
At present, the Draft Regional Regulation (Raperda) on the APBD Amendment to FY 2019 is still under discussion with the West Java DPRD.
West Java Governor (West Java) Ridwan Kamil said, the focus of basic community services includes a variety of needs, including accelerating the provision of fees for underprivileged students as well as payment of insurance premiums for the poor.
"After responding to the views of the DPRD factions, we answer that this Amendment APBD is focused on basic services such as providing fees for students unable to be accelerated, for Jamkesmas also to pay insurance premiums for the poor, and others," Ridwan Kamil said after a plenary meeting West Java DPRD has the agenda of the governor's response to the faction's general view of the 2019 Amendment to the Regional Budget Amendment on Monday (8/26/19).
In this agenda, Emil - the familiar greeting Ridwan Kamil - also responded to questions from the faction party of the Karya Karya Amanah party, the PDIP faction, and the PKS faction, regarding the increase in regional spending on the 2019 Amended APBD.
Emil emphasized that the increase in education and health allocation would be prioritized for the provision of SPP and DSP for poor students, fulfillment of remote teacher allowance (Gurdacil), and for the fulfillment of health facilities.
"Our expenditure allocation considers the principles of justice and equitable service to the community," he said.
Emil also agreed with the PDIP faction related to the fulfillment of new classrooms for public and private schools, as well as the provision of scholarships for students or students of the socioeconomic community can not afford.
In addition, related to the fulfillment of allocations for hospitals in six districts / cities, the West Java Provincial Government (Pemdaprov) continues to encourage the increase of regional referral hospitals, namely Gunung Jati Hospital, Syamsuddin Hospital, Cibabat Hospital, Tasikmalaya Hospital, Karawang Hospital, and Cibinong Hospital.
"To increase accreditation in the six hospitals, we also make other efforts, namely improving the quality of services by fulfilling Class 3 treatment rooms and meeting the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)," Emil said.
In the plenary meeting, Emil also explained that the biggest source of increasing regional income came from Regional Original Revenue (PAD), which amounted to Rp826 billion, or up 4.5 percent from the pure regional budget.