Collected 10 M, Minister of Agriculture Participates in Contributing One Year Salary to NTB Earthquake Victims...

By : Wiyanto Dan Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, August 07 2018 - 17:00 IWST

Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman (Dok Industry.co.id)
Mentan Andi Amran Sulaiman (Dok Industry.co.id)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Ministry of Agriculture (Kementan) is moving quickly to collect humanitarian assistance for pre-earthquake victims in Lombok, NTB. Thousands of residents of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) who are victims of the current earthquake are in dire need of food aid.

As a form of concern for the victims, Minister of Agriculture Andi Amran Sulaiman handed over the assistance collected by the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture) worth more than 10 billion, at the Agriculture Headquarters, Ragunan Region, Jakarta (6/8/2018).

"For about 3 hours we coordinated, collected more than 10 billion. Both in the form of money, food and livestock," said Minister Amran.

"This is a test for our brothers in NTB, a test for us as well as Indonesian citizens, a test for our sense of unity to share with others. This is a charity field, each of us must set an example", Amran invited.

More than 10 billion in aid was collected from various parties coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture. Among them are the Logistics Affairs Agency (Bulog), food and beverage companies, farmers 'and breeders' associations, exporters 'and importers' associations, food business associations, sugar factories, plantation companies, motor vehicle companies, and insurance companies. The Ministry itself provides 2 billion more assistance, including in the form of livestock. Including Minister Amran has submitted assistance for 1 year of his salary as Minister of Agriculture.

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List of Some Aid Providers.

Ministry of Agriculture Rp. 1.7 billion
PT Indofood 1 instant noodle box car
PT. Bulog 5 tons of rice
Red onion entrepreneur association Rp 125 million
The association of importer exporters is Rp 130 million
Garlic businessman association Rp 125 million
Association of swallow nest entrepreneurs Rp. 190 million
PT. RNI 1 sugar box car
PT. PN Rp. 100 million
Pinsar Rp. 18 million
PT. Food Statio Rp. 20 million
PT. Indonesian Fertilizer Rp. 2 billion
Debt of IDR 150 million
Ditendend Food crops Rp. 1 billion
PT Honda 2 units of 250 watt generator & 10 units of pump
PT. Jasindo Rp. 100 million

Ministry of Agriculture Moves Farmers Throughout Indonesia

The Minister of Agriculture also asked all farmers throughout Indonesia, to take part in moving to show concern for the earthquake victims.

"There are 100 million more agricultural families in Indonesia. We invite us to give donations in any form. 1 chicken, 1 coconut, 1 egg will be very meaningful for our relatives there", added Amran.

The Minister of Agriculture asked the big family of agriculture to form a caring team. The Agricultural Technology Assessment Office (BPTP) in each province in Indonesia to be a relief post, to coordinate and hand over assistance from farmers. The BPTP office in Lombok has become a large center of the Ministry of Agriculture as a coordination center for the collection and delivery of humanitarian assistance.

"The Ministry of Agriculture only coordinates the collection and handover of assistance. For further distribution we entrust the friends who served there", continued the Minister of Agriculture.

According to information from the location of the earthquake, part of the earthquake survivors still lived around their homes, because they guarded their property and livestock. For this reason the Minister of Agriculture also instructed the Director General of Animal Husbandry and Animal Health to send a special team.

"This special team of 100 people will depart today, to help earthquake victims take care of cattle and so on. This team will bring equipment including vaccines, to keep residents' livestock safe and healthy", said the Minister.

The Ministry of Agriculture also opened a number of accounts for people who wanted to extend money assistance.

As a result of the earthquake that rocked Lombok NTB on Sunday night, (5/8) 91 people died due to buried buildings. More than 200 people were reported injured; thousands were forced to flee because their houses were damaged.

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