Indonesian Anti-Drugs Agency BNN Asks for Rp273.4bn Budget for 2021

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  • National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Chief Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko delivers a speech in the commemoration of the International Anti-narcotics Day (HANI) at the BNN headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, June 26, 2020. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    National Narcotics Agency (BNN) Chief Insp. Gen. Heru Winarko delivers a speech in the commemoration of the International Anti-narcotics Day (HANI) at the BNN headquarters in Jakarta on Friday, June 26, 2020. TEMPO / Hilman Fathurrahman W

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian National Narcotics Agency or BNN has proposed an additional budget of Rp273.4 billion for the 2021 indicative ceiling. BNN chief, Comr. Gen. Heru Winarko, said the additional budget would be used to finance a number of activities.

    "BNN has proposed a budget allocation of Rp273.4 billion to fund activities that have not received a budget allocation in the 2021 budget ceiling," Heru said in a hearing with the House of Representatives' Commission III, Tuesday, September 15.

    Heru said the activities included the implementation of the iDEC Working Group (Rp1 billion), support for laws and regulations (Rp2.9 billion), implementation of rehabilitation support in several areas (Rp1,791 billion), as well as for facilities and infrastructure budget (Rp228.3 billion).

    The 2021 indicative ceiling for BNN was previously pegged at Rp1.68 trillion. Among the budget uses was the Rp525 billion allocated for the Prevention and Eradication of Drug Abuse and Circulation (PG4N) Program, and Rp1.164 billion for management support programs.

    Heru said BNN will optimize the existing budget to fulfill both national and institutional priorities. According to Heru, there are 14 BNN priority projects with a total budget of Rp190.43 billion; including the operations of drug laboratories in provinces, among others.

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