Indonesia's state budget for 2013 to aim for effective expenditure
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Effective expenditure will emerge as the main theme from the draft of 2013's state budget, that is expected to be delivered by the government on Thursday, Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo said.
"We still have shortcomings when it comes to making our expenditures effective, but our fiscal health continues to improve," the finance minister said after attending a coordinating meeting on Tuesday.
To make government expenditure more effective, the state budget will now be spent only on productive needs.
"Therefore, the government needs to be convinced first that state funds are being allocated for buying goods that will add value," Martowardojo said.
Jakarta, Indonesia, August 15, 2012/Tasch.