JAKARTA – The government through the Ministry of Social Affairs is still running Assistance Social assistance programs in the midst of the pandemic in early 2021. Cash Social Assistance will target 10 million poor people in 33 provinces in Indonesia.
Cash Social Assistance (BST) will be implemented for four months from January to April 2021. With a value of 300 thousand rupiah per head of the family.
PT Pos Indonesia (Persero) as the Ministry of Social Affairs partner who handles the distribution channels. Utilizes more than 4,500 post office branches throughout Indonesia, as points for taking the Social Cash Assistance.
Pos Indonesia Also Coordinated With The Local Government
President Director Pos Indonesia Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi. Said Pos Indonesia has coordinated with the local government, RT, RW and also the community. To work together to distribute this Cash Social Assistance. Faizal said postal officers would come directly and deliver BST to beneficiary families.
“We have recorded that we have succeeded in distributing cash social assistance to 483 cities, 514 districts, 7094 districts, and 83,447 villages. Alhamdulillah, with this massive amount. We have distributed cash social assistance in the first phase of 2021. Reaching 95 percent with a total value of Rp 2.7 trillion. , “said Faizal in a written statement received by Republika.co.id in Jakarta, Monday (15/2).
Faizal conveyed that the first phase of BST distribution. Pos Indonesia had reached percent of the total 9.5 million beneficiaries in all regions in Indonesia. Including the Disadvantaged, Frontier, Outermost (3T) areas. Which were notoriously difficult to touch due to limited transportation and weather facilities to get to there.
“Pos Indonesia is optimistic that the distribution of this advanced stage of BST can run well and completely according to the target set by the government, by continuing to optimize its resources, increase service points, extend service hours, and expand community cooperation in the regions,” said Faizal.
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