Gov’t to Dispatch Humanitarian Assistance from Communities to Pakistan Early October
The Indonesian Government will provide planes to dispatch humanitarian assistance from all walks of life in the country for victims of floods and landslides in Pakistan.
“The Government will facilitate to dispatch [the assistance] with a third plane,” Head of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Suharyanto said after the dispatch of humanitarian assistance for Pakistan at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Monday (09/26).
The Head of BNPB added that the next plane will depart in early October. “We’ve received assistance from private organizations, communities, NGOs, and so on. The deadline is October 3,” he said.
Furthermore, Suharyanto also stated that the Government has dispatched two planes to Pakistan transporting government assistance including tents, adult clothes, children’s clothes, blankets, plastic mats, sleeping bag, mosquito nets, antigen test kits, cleaning equipment, medicines, media materials, and generators.
In addition, the Government will also send out medical team to Pakistan, he said. “The medical team to be dispatched will consist of doctors and nurses as well as personnel from Ministry of Health, the Indonesian National Defense Forces, the National Police. The team will be adjusted according to the needs of the Pakistani Government,” he said.
On that occasion, Deputy Ambassador of Pakistan Muhammad Faisal Fayyaz expressed his gratitude to the Indonesian Government for providing humanitarian assistance.
“It’s an honour to be here and I would like to express gratitude on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan,” he said, adding that the two countries have always stood side by side when facing difficult times. Indonesia has also assisted Pakistan after the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods.
“This shows a deep and promising bilateral relationship in the future,” he stated. (MAY/RF/UN) (FI/LW)