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BUDGET 2020: WISMA PUTRA ALLOCATED WITH RM 0.818 BILLION
Wisma Putra welcomes the Budget 2020 as tabled by the YB Minister of Finance on 11 October 2019. The Ministry believes that this budget will pave the way to achieve the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030.
Wisma Putra received RM817,775,000 for 2020 as compared to RM788,805,100 in 2019, an increase of RM28,969,900 (3.67%). Out of the total budget for 2020, Operating Expenditure in 2020 sees an increase of 7.76% as compared to the approved allocation in 2019. While the Development Expenditure allocation in 2020 sees a decrease by 19.92% as compared to 2019.
Wisma Putra wishes to express its gratitude to the Ministry of Finance for the increased allocation on the Ministry's core business, upgrading of facilities and infrastructures as well as welfare of officers.
It is imperative to ensure active participation of the Ministry’s officials in meetings/official visits abroad, presentation of credentials to concurrently accredited countries by Heads of Mission, outreach and public diplomacy programmes, consular visits abroad, etc. In addition, the main focus is to ensure the effectiveness of service delivery through upgrading of infrastructures including procurement of assets and ICT equipment as well as maintenance of government’s properties abroad. The allocation is also expected to be used for the welfare and career development of officers through appropriate trainings including higher education opportunities.
The increment will enable Wisma Putra to enhance its roles and responsibilities in defending national interests, increasing Malaysia's involvement in international fora through active participation in international and regional organisations. These engagements are in line with the Foreign Policy Framework of the New Malaysia and its accompanying Plan of Action.
12 October 2019