"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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