Jakarta police distribute 25 tons of rice to low-income people

Jakarta police distribute 25 tons of rice to low-income people

Traffic Director of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Senior Commissioner   Sambodo Purnomo Yogo (left) symbolically handed over a package of aid to be distributed to the people ij need particularly those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Jakarta on Sunday. ANTARA/Fianda Rassat

Today we will share (joy) with the public. We will help (solve) the difficulties faced by  the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police on Sunday distributed 25 tons of rice as assistance from the public to low-income people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in and around Jakarta.

"Today we will share (joy) with the public. We will help (solve) the difficulties faced by the people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," Traffic Director of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Senior Commissioner Sambodo Purnomo Yogo said

The Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police has received 70 tons of basic necessities as assistance from the public to help augment low-income people's needs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first stage, the traffic directorate distributed 25 tons of rice to the low-income people in and around Jakarta on Sunday.

"Right now we have received 70 tons (of basic necessities) from all layers of the community. We will distribute it not only today but the other days as well. In the first phase, we will distribute 5,000 packages of five kilograms of rice," he said.

"We will distribute the assistance to anybody who according to us deserves to receive it. They include taxi drivers, app-based motorcycle tax drivers, scevangers, cigarette vendors, coffee vendors, street sweepers, gardeners, beggars, padicab drivers, bajaj transport drivers, and somebody else who deserve to receive it," he said.

The aid was distributed to the low-income people using 150 cars and motorcycles owned by the Traffic Directorate of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police.

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