"The vaccine assistance was provided to help the regional government carry out its third phase of mass vaccination," explained Head of Bali`s Animal Husbandry Service I Putu Sumantra here on Saturday.
He further stated that the assistance came at a time when Bali had run short of vaccines due to its inability to access funds from the state budget.
Mantra said that with the FAO assistance, Bali`s third phase of rabies vaccinations could be carried out as per the previous plan.
He said that thanks to this assistance, Bali now has a rabies vaccine surplus. "When we were running short of vaccines, we were seeking cooperation while FAO too was looking for a partner at the same time," he said.