Wed, 06 Aug 2003

Rp 235b sprnt on development

BOGOR: Mayor Iswara Natanegara proposed a budget review on Tuesday, allocating Rp 235 billion (US$27 million to human development programs.

Iswara claimed that the Rp 235 billion, or 70 percent of the city budget, which would total Rp 319 billion this year, would raise the level of achievement in the human development index.

"The funds will be used to finance several programs, including education, health, development of the local economy and poverty alleviation," he told a plenary session at Bogor Council.

He said the funds would also be used to develop transportation in an effort to reduce traffic jams, housing infrastructure for the poor and improvements to sanitation and garbage collection in the city.

The Bogor municipality has allocated the Rp 319 billion to programs on education (Rp 109 billion), health (Rp 15 billion), local economic development (Rp 16 billion) and poverty alleviation (Rp 12 billion).

It also allocates Rp 24 billion to transportation, Rp 19 billion to sanitation and Rp 10 billion to housing infrastructure.

The Rp 319 billion revenue, increased from an earlier target of Rp 302 billion, will come mostly from city taxes of Rp 33.5 billion and central government redistributed income of Rp 265 billion. -- Antara

;JP;SUFA;KIKY; ANPAj..r.. Bogor-dump-rejection Residents reject planned dump-site JP/8/resident

Residents reject planned dump-site

BOGOR: Bogor administration will reject the planned dump-site for the capital's trash in Bonjong village if the site damages the environment, or the regency is not compensated by Jakarta, an official says.

Head of the regency's spatial and environmental agency, Adrian Ariakusumah, said that if that is the case, the Memory of Understanding (MoU) agreement between his administration and PT Wira Gulfindo Sarana (WGS) will be revoked.

"PT WGS has already analyzed the environmental impact and will implement German ballpress technology," Adrian claimed on Monday, adding that an estimated 1500 m2 garbage from Bogor was expected to be dumped there everyday.

Meanwhile the deputy chairman of the regency council's Commission D for development affairs, Endang Sutisna, admitted that the board had recommended the city administration develop Bojong as a dump-site two years ago.

He claimed the people living around the dump-site agreed with the plan.

"I wonder why they suddenly fight against it (the plan)", said Sutisna. -- JP

;JP;DMR; ANPAj..r.. Greater-Jakarta-fire Sailor shoots policeman, two others JP/8/sailor

Sailor shoots policeman, two others

JAKARTA: A drunken Navy officer shot and injured two people, including a police officer, early on Monday morning at a cafe on Jl. Enggano, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta.

Hanafi, a security guard at Evita Cafe, told police that the Navy officer, chief cadet Ragil Puryono, was drunk when he fired haphazardly in several directions.

Stray bullets hit the toe of policeman Brig. Matris and the stomach of a street vendor close to the scene, Muntoyo Arif.

"We're still investigating the incident, but reports received by police said that the incident was triggered by a quarrel. The motive, however, remains unclear," said city police spokesman Sr. Comr. Prasetyo.

The victims were taken to Soekanto Police Hospital, Kramat Jati, East Jakarta, while Ragil was taken to 502 subgarrison, North Jakarta Military Command, for interrogation.

Police seized an FN pistol in the incident. -- JP