Vice President Jusuf Kalla visited the Lombok earthquake evacuation camp in Kekait Village of West Lombok on Tuesday.
Kalla greeted children at the camp and sang with them.
The vice president symbolically handed over the government`s assistance to the victims.
The Kekait Village square is accommodating at least 1.420 evacuees.
Kalla was accompanied by Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono, Social Affairs Minister Idrus Marham, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy, West Nusa Tenggara Governor Muhammad Zainul Majdi, and head of the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei.
Marham said the government has provided aid worth Rp15 million to each family.
"Mr. Vice President, based on the report, 44 people died and each family would get compensation of Rp15 million. Today, the aid would be officially handed over by Mr. Vice President," Marham said.
Kalla would chair a coordination meeting on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Lombok.
Initially, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale rocked Lombok on July 29 with the epicenter in North Lombok. This was followed by a 7-magnitude earthquake on August 5, which was followed by hundreds of aftershocks.
On Sunday night, August 19, 2018, another earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Lombok Island again, with its epicenter in East Lombok. (ANTARA)