Govt to provide $24b pandemic stimulus funding next year

first_imgThe government will provide Rp 25.4 trillion next year for health care, including the procurement of coronavirus vaccines once they are available and to support laboratories and healthcare facilities.It will also provide Rp 110.2 trillion for social aid, including for the Family Hope program, cash transfers and the pre-employment card program, among other things.Furthermore, the government will allocate Rp 136.7 trillion for ministries and regional administrations to improve tourism, food security, industrial areas, communication and technology development and as loans for regions, among other projects.Some Rp 48.8 trillion is being set aside for MSMEs, Rp 14.9 trillion for state-owned enterprises and corporations and another Rp 20.4 trillion for tax incentives.Indonesia has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion in stimulus spending this year to support the cooling economy and fund the pandemic response with the state budget deficit expected to come in at 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).The government expects next year’s budget deficit to amount to Rp 971.2 trillion, 5.5 percent of GDP, given the need to further boost the economy and provide social and healthcare assistance.Topics : The government will allocate Rp 356.5 trillion (US$24.04 billion) in pandemic-related stimulus funding next year in an effort to further support the country’s economic recovery, as well as to strengthen the healthcare system, including the provision of a coronavirus vaccine, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Friday.He pledged to continue this year’s stimulus allocation into 2021, which will also include funding for social protection and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) support, while fiscal relaxation will be implemented again to support the government’s agenda.“We will continue the economic recovery programs along with reform of several aspects,” Jokowi said in his state of the nation speech to the People’s Consultative Assembly in Jakarta.last_img read more


Gov. Wolf Renews COVID-19 Disaster Declaration for State Response and Recovery, Stay-at-Home Order Ends June 4

first_imgGov. Wolf Renews COVID-19 Disaster Declaration for State Response and Recovery, Stay-at-Home Order Ends June 4 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today renewed the 90-day disaster declaration he originally signed on March 6 following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in the commonwealth. The declaration was set to expire on June 4.The emergency disaster declaration provides for increased support to state agencies involved in the continued response to the virus and recovery for the state during reopening.“Pennsylvanians have done a tremendous job flattening the curve and case numbers continue to decrease,” Gov. Wolf said. “Renewing the disaster declaration helps state agencies with resources and supports as we continue mitigation and recovery.”The Department of Health’s Department Operations Center at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is still active as is the CRCC there.Also today, Gov. Wolf announced that he would allow the amended stay-at-home order to expire at 11:59 p.m., June 4. The-stay at-home requirements were only in effect for counties in the red phase.“As phased reopening continues and all 67 counties are either in the yellow or green phase by Friday, we will no longer have a stay-at-home order in effect,” Gov. Wolf said. “I remind Pennsylvanians that yellow means caution and even in the green phase everyone needs to take precautions to keep themselves and their communities healthy.”Read the amendment to the emergency disaster declaration here.Ver esta página en español.center_img June 03, 2020last_img read more


Moore has Dundalk ride for O’Brien

first_img It was thought Joseph, who had a ride over hurdles at Limerick on Sunday instead of opening the turf season at the Curragh and was described as a “little heavy” by his father, would return to the fold at the County Louth venue. However, he will not be in action and it is Moore who will be aboard War Envoy for the Ballydoyle yard in the Patton Stakes. Press Association Aidan O’Brien has called on the services of Ryan Moore for the feature race at Dundalk on Wednesday as his son Joseph O’Brien misses his second successive Flat meeting in Ireland. center_img Moore rode the colt in his last three starts last season – the Champagne Stakes, the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. O’Brien’s younger son Donnacha will be on Song Of Love, the stable’s other runner in the Listed contest. Michael O’Callaghan is expecting a bold display from Rapid Applause, who made a winning debut last April and was in the first four in Group company in his three subsequent races. “I’m delighted with the way the horse has wintered. He’s a good bit heavier this year. He’s a lot stronger and lot more mature,” said the Curragh handler. “I think he has improved over the winter quite significantly and I couldn’t be happier with him the way he’s gone and the way he’s thrived. “He’s carrying plenty of condition and will come on a lot for the race, but I expect him to give a really good account of himself. “He was crying out for seven furlongs last year. Seven around Dundalk is similar to six up the Curragh.” Shane Donohoe believes Sparklingsovereign may not be seen at her best when she returns to the scene of her course and distance success on her debut in October. “She’s not come in her coat yet. She’s in the middle of changing her coat so it’s not ideal running a filly, but I’m sure whatever she does she will improve for the run,” said the Cavan trainer. “She’s a decent filly, but I’m not sure everything is in her favour. She’s a spring filly and will get better as the season goes on.” last_img read more