TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has expanded the scope of Cash Intensive Program (PKT /cash for work) worth IDR 1.2 trillion in 34 provinces. This expansion is designed to accelerate national economic recovery.
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the cash-intensive program of his ministry was carried out by building infrastructure involving communities. These infrastructure projects are especially small or simple works that do not require technology.
“In addition to accelerating economic recovery and increasing people’s purchasing power, the PKT also aims to distribute funds to villages / remote areas,” Minister Basuki said in a written statement in Jakarta on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Basuki emphasized that the pattern for implementing cash-intensive programs must still take into account health protocols. People involved in the program must wear masks and keep their distance “physical and social distancing“to prevent the spread of COVID-19.