Thursday, 13 Augst 2020 | 15:43 WIB

Social Affairs Minister Promises to Build Facilities at Border Area in Nunukan

Indonesia Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P Batubara (kemensos)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P Batubara has promised to develop infrastructure facilities for the Development Center for Social Welfare and Social Empowerment in Border Areas program in Nunukan Regency.

The statement was conveyed by the Governor of North Kalimantan Irianto Lambrie. Irianto conveyed his admiration to his best friend, the Minister of Social Affairs, whom he was familiarly called Ari.

Irianto admitted that he had known Ari Batubara for a long time. Precisely since 2015, since this young minister served as Deputy Treasurer of the PDI-P Party.

Now, that positive impression reappears when Irianto visited the Social Affairs Minister's office on Monday 6 July 2020. Incidentally the two officials met on the official agenda at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Jakarta.

"He (Minister of Social Affairs) requested the support of the North Kalimantan Provincial Government and the Nunukan regency government to provide at least one hectare of land. If the land is available, the construction of infrastructure facilities can be budgeted for in the 2021 Budget," he said in a written statement received by Netralnews, Wednesday (07/08/2020).

He claims as the Governor of North Kalimantan will try his best to support the program can be realized through collaboration with the Nunukan Regency Government. He realized that the facility was very beneficial as an effort to accelerate the realization of social welfare for the people of North Kalimantan, especially those in the border region. "Thank you, Mr. Ari," continued Irianto.

For information, Kaltara Province has received a quota of 12,888 Family Beneficiaries (KPM) Social Assistance (Bansos) Phase I Keluarga Harapan Program (PKH), with a value of IDR11,428,300,000.

Apart from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Provincial Government of North Kalimantan also rolled out similar assistance with an index of IDR200,000 per household. This July the fourth phase of distribution is planned.

"I also thank the Minister for the quota of social assistance (BST) of 27,000 beneficiary families (KPM) from the 9 million KPM program throughout the country," Irianto said on his Facebook account.