MELAKA: The government of Melaka tabled the 2022 state budget on the theme “Melaka stability for prosperity together” with an allocation of 507.92 million ringgit, of which 427.92 million ringgit for operating expenses and 80 million ringgit for development spending.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali(Photo) said the running expenses included liabilities estimated at RM 10.48 million while procurement expenses were estimated at RM 417.44 million.
He said the development spending involved RM 56.36 million from state revenue and a RM 23.64 million grant provided by the federal government.
“Therefore, at the time of writing the Melaka 2022 budget, the state government revenue is estimated at RM 428.91 million, including tax revenue estimated at RM 211.05 million, non-tax revenue of RM 200 , RM31 million and non-tax revenue of RM17.55 million, ”he told the 15th Melaka (Dun) State Legislature today at the Seri Negeri complex.
Sulaiman said the state government continues to strive to improve its financial performance, including focusing on controlling the current deficit, reducing debt and increasing reserves, realigning spending that should be supported by the federal government as well as the reactivation of cooperation between the government and the private sector. .
He said the state government had succeeded in increasing state reserves to RM15.970 million in December 2021, from RM960,000 in 2020 under the Melaka Savings Trust Fund.
State revenue for 2020 of RM 392.88 million, Sulaiman said, was above the target of RM 390.22 million, while in 2021, RM 445.96 million in revenue was targeted. .
“Compared to 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an increase in revenue until December 26, 2021, when the state government achieved revenue of 98.34% for a value of 438.57 million RM. However, based on the unrecorded revenues, it is expected that the state government revenues for 2021 will exceed the set target, ”he said.
He said the inclusive budget would consolidate and restructure existing and new initiatives, which would be implemented focusing on three main areas, namely human well-being, economic sustainability and effective governance.
Along with the presentation of the state budget, Sulaiman also announced that a one-time aid worth 150 RM will be given to babies born in Melaka today through the opening of an SSPN-i account.
Special financial assistance of half a month’s salary, or a minimum of RM 1,000, will be paid to 5,087 Melaka civil servants who will be paid as early as January or April of next year.Bernama