In order to increase people’s purchasing power and create employment opportunities for low-income communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of PUPR continues to roll out the Cash-Intensive Program (PKT) throughout Indonesia. The PUPR Ministry’s PKT program in 2020-2022 is projected to absorb a total of 2,888,325 workers.
PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the PKT program was implemented through infrastructure development that involved local communities as development actors, especially small-scale infrastructure or simple jobs that did 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,” he said in a written statement, Monday, September 12, 2022.
The main work of the PKT includes the development of people’s infrastructure that supports the productivity of rural communities such as improving small irrigation, repairing environmental roads, subsidized housing, handling slum areas, improving the quality of drinking water and sanitation.
It is recorded that the achievements of the 2020-2021 PKT program have absorbed a total of 2,103,069 workers with a total budget of Rp. 34.35 trillion.
In 2020-2021, PKT in the field of water resources (SDA) has absorbed 612,673 workers with a budget of Rp. 9.70 trillion. Then the PKT in the field of roads and bridges has absorbed 333,888 workers with a budget of Rp. 8.89 trillion.
Furthermore, the PKT in the housing sector has absorbed 586,731 workers with a budget of Rp. 8.07 trillion, and the PKT in the housing sector has absorbed 569,777 workers with a budget of Rp. 7.67 trillion.
Meanwhile, in 2022, a budget of Rp. 14.84 trillion has been budgeted with a target of absorbing 785,256 workers to deal with the impact of global uncertainty that has the potential to cause inflation.
The details of the allocation are PKT in the natural resources sector worth Rp.4.21 trillion with a target of 273,946 workers, PKT for roads and bridges worth Rp.4.40 trillion with a target of 57,544 workers.
Then the PKT in the housing sector worth IDR 2.21 trillion with a target of 67,886 workers, and the PKT in the housing sector worth IDR 4.01 trillion with a target of 385,880 workers.
Until September 2022, the realization of PKT FY 2022 has reached 63.54 percent or Rp. 9.43 trillion with a total workforce of 557,907 people.