Officials from the Badung Military have distributed financial aid to thousands of local vendors in Badung and Denpasar.
The Commander of the Badung Military Department 1611, Colonel Inf. I Made Alit Yudana confirmed that a total of 5,000 local vendors in Badung and Denpasar have received cash assistance that was provided by the government on Tuesday (12/10). “We have distributed this cash assistance to 5,000 local vendors where each of them received USD 85 (IDR 1.2 million).” Colonel Yudana said.
Yudana explained that this program was initiated to help local small businesses that haven’t received previous financial assistance from the government. He also ensured that the program was distributed to the right people by handing it out directly. “In accordance with the President’s instruction, this cash assistance has to be distributed directly to the people and should not be transferred through the banks.” Colonel Yudana added.
Yudana also instructed the operators to take the picture of each receiver as part of a report for the central government. “We also asked each of them to count the money before leaving the location to make sure that they receive the correct amount of cash.” Yudana concluded. Some of the local people who received the cash support were feeling grateful as many of them have been financially struggling due to the current crisis in Bali.