The assistance is specifically meant to boost hygiene levels at child social rehabilitation centers.
“On behalf of the Korean people, we are very pleased that our support also reaches the vulnerable Indonesian youth group. We would like to stress that the provision of goods and equipment for COVID-19 mitigation is badly needed in this difficult time,” KOICA country director for Indonesia, Hoe Jin Jeong, said in a written statement released on Tuesday.
Hoe Jin Jeong symbolically handed the assistance to director general of social rehabilitation at the Social Affairs Ministry, Harry Hikmat.
KOICA Indonesia has also launched an inclusive program to fight against COVID-19 and allocated US$6 million for the program. As part of the commitment, it has signed a grant agreement with the Social Service Ministry.
The South Korean and Indonesian governments have been cooperating on COVID-19 handling since the early stages of the pandemic.
Indonesia is one of South Korea's main partners in the distribution of humanitarian emergency aid.
KOICA is a South Korean government organization which provides development aid to developing countries. It had earlier launched "Program ABC”, or Agenda for Building resilience against COVID-19 through development cooperation, as part of efforts against COVID-19.
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