Jakarta: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has issued Presidential Instruction (Inpres) Number 4 of 2020 on Refocusing Programs, Budget Reallocation, and Procurement of Goods and Services.
"The Regulation aims to create rapid, precise, focused and integrated measures amidst the covid-19 outbreak," the Cabinet Secretariat stated in a press release on Monday, March 23, 2020.
"The Instruction is enacted on March 20, 2020," it stated.
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In the Presidential Instruction, the president instructs cabinet ministers, cabinet secretary, presidential chief of Staff, Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) commander, Indonesian National Police (Polri) chief, Attorney General, government institution heads and regional leaders to conduct a number of measures.
The measures are, among others, prioritizing the use of existing budget allocations for activities that accelerate the handling of covid-19, accelerating reallocation of budgets through the mechanism of budget revision and accelerating the implementation of procurement of goods and services to support the handling of covid-19.
In addition, they are also instructed to conduct procurement of goods and services to accelerate handling of COVID-19 by involving the National Public Procurement Agency (LKPP) and the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) and to conduct procurement of goods and services for medical devices for handling COVID-19 in accordance with standards stipulated by the Ministry of Health.