President Jokowi Distributes Assistances in Bengkayang, W. Kalimantan Province
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Tuesday (08/09) accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo distributed Working Capital Assistance (BMK) and Direct Cash Assistance (BLT) for Cooking Oil for beneficiaries of Family Hope Program (PKH) at Sungai Duri market in Bengkayang regency, West Kalimantan province.
While distributing the assistance, President Jokowi instructed the beneficiaries to truly utilize the BMK amounting to Rp1.2 million per person for additional working capital or other productive needs, instead of unnecessary needs such as mobile phone or phone credit.
In addition to the BMK, the President also distributed the BLT for cooking oil amounting to Rp300,000 per person, adding that, the beneficiaries are to utilize the assistance to buy staple food and cooking oil.
According to President Jokowi, it is expected that an amount of the assistance for beneficiaries of the PKH can be increased after the Government recalculated the State Budget.
Furthermore, the President also distributed cash assistance for street vendors and traders at the market while looking around and greeting locals. (BPMI SETPRES/AIT) (AP/ MUR)