The Jakarta administration has allocated more than Rp 2 billion (about US$219 million) for the installment ceremony and other facilities for the governor-elect, Fauzi Bowo, and deputy governor Prijanto, a councillor says.
Now the prices;
The installment ceremony alone -- scheduled for Sunday -- would require around Rp 200 million, Priya said.
"The new governor wants to use his current official car; he doesn't want us to buy him a new one, so we will only set aside around Rp 600 million to buy a Toyota Camry for the new deputy governor," he said.
"We proposed a budget of around Rp 600 million for the photographs, and we'll choose the service through a tender process."
He said the governor and deputy governor were each entitled to receive a car and a jeep, but because the new governor already had two vehicles, the council would only budget for the purchase of vehicles for the deputy governor.
An other 600 million maybe?
He said the council had sent around 1,000 invitations to legislators, members of political parties, Ambassadors, city executives and other VIPs.
How many people can eat from this a life time?
If you ask me even Balkenende (Minister president in Holland) did not cost that much?
The really never learn in this country.
Talk about Indonesian indentity, if you ask me the first inhabitets of this country come from the USA. Show show and again show.
When are the people going to prtest about this?
Is Fauzi a good guy or like the rest??
If he was such a good guy, all would have costed 219 juta and not $219 million.