IMF World bank 2018 has started with first meeting where 1 billion rp aid has been offered for the earthquake victims in Lombok
Monday, 08 October 2018 02:59
IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting has started on Monday (8/10/2018) with various solidarity activities for Indonesia, conducted by the organizing committee.
One of them is concern for the Lombok community affected by the earthquake.
In yesterday's Solidarity for Lombok activity , the boss of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde helped extend the assistance.
Lagarde handed over the assistance collected from the IMF management and staff amounting to Rp. 2 billion for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Lombok (NTB) and Palu-Donggala (Central Sulawesi).
According to a press release issued by the Executive Committee of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting yesterday, the aid was handed over directly by Lagarde, which was channeled through the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and a number of NGOs including World Central Kitchen and World Vision.
"Three years ago when Indonesia was selected from the 10 best countries that could hold the Annual Meeting of the 201F-WFG, we did not know that Mount Agung would experience turbulence. We also don't know that there will be an earthquake in Lombok , and we also never know that there will be an earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi . What we know is that Indonesia is the best choice, and the team leader, Mr. Luhut, makes us believe that we will hold this annual meeting in Bali, "explained Christine Lagarde whose official position at the IMF was the managing director.
Lagarde, a French woman said that after he saw firsthand the situation in Lombok and Palu, he would ask for a helping hand from all participants of the 2018 IMF-World Bank meeting in Nusa Dua.
"By having seen first hand the conditions in Lombok and Palu, we will ask all participants of this meeting to be able to reach out and share their generosity," he added.
Previously there had also been a relief visit to Palu by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and IMF representatives.
During the visit, the group visited 4 locations to meet directly with disaster victims in Central Sulawesi .
In addition to delivering assistance, face-to-face opportunities with the Palu community are also used to identify crucial assistance needed by the local community, such as clean water.
Join Lagarde and also provide assistance in Lombok yesterday were Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, Bank Indonesia Governor (BI) Perry Warjiyo, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan.
Luhut handed over the contribution of the Lombok Disaster Management through the "East Java Peduli Lombok PWNU " of Rp. 500 million, along with 241 school uniforms for Guntur Macan 1 and 2 SDN.
Meanwhile, Governor of Bank Indonesia donated Social Programs Bank Indonesia amounting to Rp 500 million for the rehabilitation of buildings and infrastructure to the 5 mosque and two schools in Lombok Barat, Lombok Utara, and Mataram.
The assistance provided on both occasions is a step for each agency to help Indonesian people in need.
Meanwhile, Sri Mulyani said that the meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors from around the world at AM IMF-World Bank 2018 is currently still giving great attention to Indonesia's domestic situation.
"Even though we host the IMF-World Bank 2018 Annual Meeting, we from the central government continue to pay full attention to all affected areas, both in Lombok and Palu. We will continue to carry out recovery processes, "Sri Mulyani said.
He said that the central government to date has disbursed funds of up to Rp 2.1 trillion for NTB, for emergencies and housing assistance.
That amount of funds for handling the house was severely damaged Rp. 50 million, the house was damaged Rp. 25 million, and the house was slightly damaged Rp. 10 million.
While the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara, Zulkieflimansyah expressed his gratitude to the central government for its great attention.
"But at the same time this is an opportunity for us to rise again," he said.
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