Government to revitalize 1,000 traditional market centers in 2017

19 Oktober, 2016 | Source: Antara News

The government will build and revitalize 1,000 traditional market centers in 2017 at a total cost of Rp3.7 trillion Fund.

The Trade Ministry would build and revitalize 272 of the markets with the Aid Task Fund and 52 carry over project from 2016, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita said.

The remaining 728 units would be built and revitalized with the Special Allocation Fund (DAK) and fund from the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises..

Enggartiasto said the trade ministry had carry over projects to be implemented in 2017 was as a result of the cut in the budget for all ministries and government agencies including the trade ministry.

"We will give priority to development of small traditional markets . The development and revitalization program would follow standardization of market and system of management," he said.

With the system the markets would be well maintained, he added.

"Currently the traders pay fee but there is no accountability of the fee from the market management. The market management charges fee but the fund is not used to improve the service and for the maintenance of the market," the minister said.

In 2015, the government plans to build and revitalize 1,017 traditional market centers, including 182 units to be financed with TP fund, 770 units with DAK and 65 units with fund from the the Ministry of Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises.

Implementation of the plan in 2016 reached 99 percent with 1,002 units of market built and revitalized.

In 2016, development of traditional markets with TP fund, 168 units with a budget of Rp1.46 trillion and 710 units within DAK of Rp1.006 trillion.(*)

 

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