Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia during Distribution of Fuel Cash Assistance, at Sentani Post Office Jayapura Regency, Papua Province, August 31, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 31 Agustus 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Today we began distribution of fuel cash assistance to the public for four months – Rp150,000 per month. In total, the cash will be transferred is Rp600,000 each in two phases, Rp300,000 and Rp300,000. The distribution started today at Jayapura regency Post Office, in Sentani, Jayapura.

Reporter
How about the target, Sir? How many beneficiaries are they?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Around 20.6 million people.

Reporter
Thus, how much cash do they receive, for each person?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Each person will receive Rp600,000 in two phases so it will be Rp300,000 and Rp300,000.

Reporter
What is your expectation after the distribution of the cash?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
To improve people’s purchasing power and consumption. In addition to providing fuel cash assistance to 20.6 million beneficiaries, we also provide fuel subsidy amounting Rp600,000 to 16 million workers.

Reporter
Pak Jokowi, what’s the Government action against mutilation case in Timika?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
You should ask the Governor. I haven’t heard about it. Ask the Regent and the Police Chief.

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