Jakarta, The Indonesia Post – President Joko Widodo stated that his staff continued to encourage the acceleration of the distribution of direct fuel oil cash assistance (BLT BBM) for the beneficiary communities throughout Indonesia, which currently has reached 40 percent.
This was conveyed when the President directly reviewed the delivery of BLT BBM, basic necessities, and BLT for participants of the Family Hope Program (PKH) at the Moa Sub-Branch Post Office, Southwest Maluku Regency, Thursday.
“Approximately 40 percent of the distribution has been distributed throughout Indonesia, indeed there are still many that have not, still 60 percent. We will continue to push this so that it can be completed quickly,” he said in a statement received by the Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau in Jakarta.
The President also ensured that the BLT BBM would be handed over to all beneficiary communities in remote areas of the country, as he observed in Southwest Maluku, one of the outer islands of Indonesia.
“This is Southwest Maluku Regency, including the outermost islands adjacent to Timor Leste, which is also adjacent to Australia,” he said.
The activity, which was directly reviewed by President Jokowi, marked the start of the delivery of BLT BBM in Southwest Maluku.
“We have submitted this BLT BBM in this area has begun,” he said.
First Lady Iriana Jokowi participated in accompanying the President in the review and delivery of BLT BBM at the Moa Post Office.
In addition, the Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, and Southwest Maluku Regent Benjamin Thomas Noach were also present.
Previously, the President had also reviewed and directly handed over BLT BBM along with a number of other social assistance in the Aru Islands Regency on Thursday early and the day before at the Tual Post Office, Southeast Maluku Regency. (mhn/bbs)