Friday, 05 March 2021 | 23:55 WIB

Social Affairs Minister Distributes Aid to Flood Victims in Bekasi

Social Affairs Minister Distributes Aid to Flood Victims in Bekasi (kemsos)

BEKASI, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs has distributed logistic aids for flood victims in Pebayuran Sub-district, Bekasi. The aid was delivered by the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini to Pebayuran Sub-district Head Nabrih Binin Saend on Monday night (02/22/2021).

The logistic aid worth a total of more than IDR200 million was delivered by two trucks directly from the Ministry of Social Affairs' storehouse in East Bekasi. The aid consist of instant food, children food, blankets, beds, kids ware, and folded tents.

To the Pebayuran Sub-district Head, Risma said the foldable tents would be really useful for the evacuees.

"These tents are like tarpaulin. The tents have holes that we can use to tie the ropes to the poles," Risma said.

The Social Affairs Minister also said that the foldable tents can be used as a base. She lets the Sub-district Head arrange its own function.

In that opportunity, Risma used flip flops to go around the various evacuation locations to ensure that the evacuees' needs can be fulfilled.

One of the locations is Sumbersari Village Office in Pebayuran Sub-district. In that place, she gave out instant food for 50 evacuees who still stay.

"You do not have to cook the food. All you have to do is pour water in it and it will get warm. After that, you can eat it," Risma said to the evacuees.

Besides Sumbersari Village Office, an evacuee post is also made in SMAN 1 Pebayuran. Before coming to Bekasi, the Minister of Social Affairs also distributed logistic aids for the flood victims in Jakarta.

The logistic aids are delivered directly by the Minister of Social Affairs on Saturday (2/20/2021). It consists of 100 units of kids ware, 150 packs of children food, 300 packs of instant food, 100 sheets of blankets, and 100 sheets of foldable beds. The total of these logistic aid is IDR137,378,550.