The Head of Trade for the Tangerang City Industry, Trade, Cooperatives and SMEs, Shandy Sulaeman, said in Tangerang, Tuesday, that the Tangerang City Government held low-cost bazaars in 13 sub-districts with a predetermined schedule.
The Department of Industry, Trade, Cooperatives and SMEs of Tangerang City, Banten asked people who received Cash Direct Assistance (BLT) to buy basic necessities at the city government’s cheap basic food bazaar held in every sub-district.
The implementation of this cheap bazaar is an effort to help the community regarding the adjustment of fuel prices by the central government.
“The enthusiasm of the community has been coming since this morning. In addition to the general public, this program also coincides with the distribution of BLT BBM and basic necessities, so that the BLT received can be directly used for basic food needs as it should be,” he said.
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The municipal government has distributed food aid to 1,296 poor elderly, 486 children under five and 246 people with disabilities. The distribution of food social assistance will be carried out simultaneously for the next three days from 6 to 8 September 2022. The food aid consists of basic necessities or other forms of food worth approximately Rp. 400 thousand.
The distribution of BLT BBM and basic necessities in the first phase in 2022 of IDR 500,000 for each Beneficiary Family (KPM) has also been carried out through PT Pos Indonesia.
This social assistance is in the form of BLT BBM worth Rp. 300,000 per KPM and basic food assistance worth Rp. 200,000/KPM so that the total assistance received is Rp. 500,000/KPM.
The Tangerang City Social Service recorded a temporary quota for Tangerang City based on information from PT Pos as many as 57,140 KPM registered as beneficiaries of the RI Ministry of Social Affairs BLT spread across 13 sub-districts in Tangerang City.
Regarding other programs, Shandy said that Disperindagkop-UKM held a Mall to Mall MSME Bazaar, Tangerang Great Sale and Year-End Cheap Food Bazaar.
“We also cooperate with various parties in organizing this cheap bazaar for the community such as Hiswana Migas, Bulog, PT RNI and others,” he said.
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