State Budget under Jokowi Focuses on Infrastructure, Constructs 1,938 KM of Toll Roads in 10 Years

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As President Joko Widodo’s tenure nears its conclusion, his two-term leadership has been marked by a steadfast commitment to enhancing Indonesia’s infrastructure. Over the past decade, the State Budget (APBN) under Jokowi has played a pivotal role in funding extensive projects aimed at bolstering connectivity and public welfare across the archipelago.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati underscored the significant impact of the state budget (APBN) under Jokowi on infrastructure development during a recent session at the Indonesian House of Representatives. She emphasized how these funds have supported both physical and non-physical initiatives crucial for national progress.

“Investments in infrastructure and connectivity have yielded remarkable advancements in our infrastructure network, human capital development, and overall societal well-being,” Minister Sri Mulyani stated.

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Highlighting the achievements in the infrastructure sector, she noted the construction of approximately 1,938 kilometers of toll roads and an additional 4,574 kilometers of national non-toll roads over the past decade. Moreover, the APBN has facilitated the construction of 37 dams and a substantial increase in electricity generation capacity by 36.3 gigawatts.

The impact of these developments extends beyond transportation and energy. Minister Sri Mulyani pointed out that improvements in healthcare, supported by APBN allocations, have contributed significantly to reducing stunting prevalence from 37.2% in 2013 to 21.5% by 2023.

“These accomplishments reflect a collective effort and dedication to progress throughout the ten-year tenure,” Minister Sri Mulyani concluded.

President Joko Widodo’s legacy, shaped by a visionary approach to infrastructure development and public welfare, stands as a testament to Indonesia’s growth trajectory over the past decade.