US government to run out of money in October

  • 27 Agustus 2013

Belajar bahasa Inggris melalui dua berita BBC tentang anggaran belanja AS dan rencana pembangunan Disneyland pertama di Afrika.

US government to run out of money in October

Image caption Jack Lew said that the US government will run out of money.

The United States Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, has told Congress the government will run out of money to pay its bills by the middle of October unless the debt limit is raised.

Such a scenario, Mr Lew warned, could undermine financial markets and disrupt the economy.

The comments in a letter to the speaker of Congress John Boehner, released on Monday, raise the prospect of a further stand-off between Republicans and the administration when Congress resumes.

The US government spends more than it receives in tax revenues and Republicans want President Obama to slash spending before it authorises any increase in the amount the government can borrow.

Pemerintah AS akan kehabisan dana bulan Oktober

Menteri Keuangan Amerika Serikat, Jack Lew telah menyampaikan kepada Kongres bahwa pemerintah akan kehabisan dana untuk membayar tagihan pada pertengahan Oktober kecuali batas hutang ditambah.

Kondisi ini, Lew memperingatkan, dapat mengacaukan keadaan pasar uang dan mengganggu perekonomian.

Komentar yang dikeluarkan melalui surat kepada pembicara Kongres, John Boehner hari Senin, menambah kebuntuan antara Partai Republik dan administrasi saat Kongres dilanjutkan.

Anggaran belanja pemerintah AS melebihi pendapatan pajak dan Partai Republik menginginkan agar Presiden Obama memotong anggaran sebelum mengesahkan kenaikan jumlah pinjaman pemerintah.

Zimbabwe plans "Disneyland in Africa"

Image caption "Disneyland in Africa" will be near Victoria Falls.

The government of Zimbabwe has proposed plans for what it calls a "Disneyland in Africa" -near the country's top tourist attraction, Victoria Falls.

The tourism minister (Walter Mzembi) told the state news agency it would be a resort with shopping malls, convention centres, banks and casinos, and would cost about US$300 million dollars to build.

Zimbabwe's tourism sector is facing a struggle to recover from years of conflict and economic crisis.

The minister was speaking at the UN World Tourism Organisation general assembly, which Zimbabwe is co-hosting with Zambia.

Zimbabwe rencanakan pembangunan "Disneyland di Afrika"

Pemerintah Zimbabwe mengajukan proposal yang disebut "Disneyland di Afrika" -di dekat atraksi lokawisata terkenal negara itu, Air Terjun Victoria.

Menteri Pariwisata, Walter Mzembi mengatakan kepada kantor berita Zimbabwe bahwa wahana itu akan menjadi sebuah tempat peristirahatan dengan pusat perbelanjaan, gedung konferensi, bank dan kasino, dan pembangunan akan menelan biaya sekitar US$300 juta.

Sektor pariwisata Zimbabwe tengah berjuang untuk pulih dari konflik dan krisis ekonomi yang berlangsung selama bertahun-tahun.

Menteri pariwisata berbicara di hadapan Majelis Umum Organisasi Pariwisata Dunia PBB yang diselenggarakan Zimbabwe bersama Zambia.

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