PEN, vaccination programmes, incentives key for sustaining recovery

07-May-2021 Intellasia | AntaraNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Coordinating minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has detailed three aspects that are key for maintaining the momentum of national economic recovery in 2021.

“The government has prepared several main strategies (to sustain national economic recovery),” he said in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The first is continuing with the national economic recovery (PEN) programme as the main instrument for economic growth in 2021, he stated.

Under the PEN programme, as of April 30, 2021, the government has disbursed Rp155.63 trillion, or 22.3 percent of the total fund, with a big chunk of Rp49.07 trillion flowing into the social protection programme, the minister disclosed.

The second aspect is accelerating the free COVID-19 vaccination programme, which seeks to cover 181.5 million of the population to build herd immunity, he said.

The programme was rolled out in early January 2021, and covered healthcare workers in its first phase. Under the second phase of the programme, which is under way, vaccinations are being provided to senior citizens and public service officers.

“The government is also continuing to ensure vaccine stocks,” Hartarto said.

The third aspect is that the government will continue to provide incentives to strategic sectors and several other incentives to drive economic growth in the second quarter of 2021, he added.

The incentives include the government-borne luxury sales tax (PPnBM) for the automotive industry, and the government-borne value added tax for the property sector, he said. (INE)


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