Gov’t Launches Cooking Oil Cash Assistance Program

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 April 2022
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President Joko Widodo. (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

The Government has announced its decision to provide cooking oil cash assistance (BLT) for communities.

“We are aware that cooking oil price has risen significantly as a result of the surge in palm oil prices in the international market. To ease the burden of the people, the Government will provide cooking oil cash assistance,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a press conference, Friday (04/01).

The President said that the assistance will be distributed to families receiving Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) and Family Hope Program (PKH), as well as street vendors selling fried food.

“The assistance will be given to 20.5 million families who are included in the list of Non-Cash Food Assistance (BPNT) and Family Hope Program (PKH) recipients, as well as 2.5 million street vendors selling fried food,” he said.

The President further said that every recipient will get the amount of Rp 100,000 per month for three months namely April, May, and June and the assistance will be disbursed in advance in April 2022 with the amount of Rp 300,000.

“I order Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs, the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) to work hand in hand so that the distribution of the cash assistance will run smoothly,” the President remarked. (FID/UN) (RI/MMB)

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