2,384 Trillion Funds For Handling Covid-19 in East Java

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NUSADAILY.COM – SURABAYA – The Provincial Government of East Java, chose to be careful in allocating the budget to handle the Covid outbreak in East Java.

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, did not immediately announce the budget needed to deal with the Covid outbreak in East Java.

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Finalizing the budget reallocation and refocusing activities has been repeatedly evaluated. Up to the point where the figure was found, it hasn’t been announced yet. Although the people are waiting for an immediate touch.

Khofifah still had to ask for technical supervision assistance in the planned activities with the High Prosecutor’s Office, BPKP and KPK.

Not yet announced, it still has to be discussed with the Provincial DPRD. Central regulation is down. It was discussed again with OPD and only Rp 2,384 Trillion appeared. Next, there is an additional breath of Rp. 140 billion from the budget reallocation and refocusing in the DPRD.

The budget is then divided according to the clusters formed.

“For the promotive family, it is allocated Rp. 825.31 billion, for the curative family, Rp. 110.7 billion for the economic impact or safety net family, Rp. 995.04 billion and Rp. 454.26 billion for economic recovery, “said Khofifah, after the press conference.

His party is facing the Covid pandemic, ensured the availability of the main food logistics in East Java in the form of rice. Even the East Java Food Granary format has been prepared which is easily accessible.

“Currently there are 3.3 million tons of rice in East Java and it is estimated that as of June 2020 there are still 2.1 million tons of rice,” he explained.

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East Java Deputy Governor Emil Elistianto Dardak added that his side had ensured food aid logistics channels and stock availability outside the food aid program impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in East Java

According to Emil, the duration of January-February 2020 is indeed greater than the level of consumption of rice production capacity in East Java. Conversely, in the period from March to April, rice production was greater than the level of consumption.

“These months we have indeed focused on absorbing crops because there are around 433 thousand hectares of rice fields that will enter the harvest period so that the price of rice commodities can be maintained,” the former Regent of Trenggalek said.

In addition to the commodity of rice, Emil continued, his party also ensured that the sugar commodity starting this month had been distributed so that prices would return to normal. Then cooking oil is relatively controlled, and egg and chicken commodities experience price declines.

“For more details regarding the availability of stocks and prices of food commodities in East Java, please look at the website www.siskaperbapo.com,” said Emil Elistianto Dardak. (Ima)