President Joko Widodo visited Lombok on Thursday morning (18/10/2018) to have a close look at the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction at the post-earthquake in Lombok. While arriving at Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, in Central Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara â€“NTB Province, President Joko Widodo accompanied by First Lady and some Ministers of Working Cabinet held a joint meeting with some mayors and regents in NTB. After the meeting, President Joko Widodo said that the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction at the post-earthquake in Lombok is taking place. The President also cut some requirements needed for fund disbursement to reconstruct the peopleâ€™s houses. This is aimed at speeding up the process of rehabilitation in Lombok post-earthquake.
â€śI want to personally look at the progress of development in the rehabilitation and reconstruction process which has been said by Minister of Public Work and Housing. The public facility is on progress. I think we need to know it. Secondly, the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction for peopleâ€™s house development has started, but there are 17 procedures to process the fund disbursement that must be done, and we decided to make to only one procedure last week .Today, I want to take a look after the procedure become one. Is it still complicated or not. The government has prepared and Minister of Finance explained it to me that there is Rp960 billion that can be distributed to the people,â€ť said Joko Widodo.
Related to scholarship for students and university students in Lombok, President Joko Widodo said that the government will give 4,500 scholarships for senior high and university students impacted by the earthquake. The scholarship is distributed symbolically during the Presidentâ€™s visit on Thursday. (VOI/Ndy-Trans by AF/AHM)