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    Rp 3.5 Billion West Java Aid in Bima


    BIMA-West Java Provincial Government to provide assistance to flood victims Bima City as much as USD 3.5 bln. Of this assistance amounting to Rp 1.5 billion will be used for the construction of Masjid Raya Bima, while USD 2 billion will be used for immediate relief and rehabilitation residents.

    "Please permit Mr. Governor, I ask the help of Rp 3 billion of this will be used to fix the Masjid Raya Bima City," said Mayor Bima M Qurais Haji Abidin when receiving a symbolic directly from West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) in the Office of the Mayor Bima, Jl. Soekarno Hatta Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), on Monday (01.16.17).

    West Java's assistance in the form of funds amounting to Rp 2 billion came from funds not suspect Jabar 2017 budget that will go to the city budget Bima. Coupled with Rp 1 billion coming from West Java community gathered through Baznas and CSR of Bank Jabar Banten.

    "We came here to deliver the assistance of West Java community," Aher said in his speech.

    Further Aher, this assistance is given as a sign of empathy of the people of West Java Bima residents of the unfortunate flood. As it is known that West Java is also a region that has a high potential for disaster, so this empathy arise when our brothers are also affected by the disaster.

    "This is a sign of empathy West Java community for the calamity that struck the people of Bima in West Nusa Tenggara. Because we often feel ya, how we often note the various parties, be visited when the disaster in Lake yesterday floods in Garut or disasters that often appears in South Bandung area. Every disaster is always a flow of aid from various parties, "said Aher.

    The flash floods in the town of Bima occurred on December 21, 2016 last. From a total of 38 subdistricts, 33 were affected by floods with damage arising up to 100%. Catastrophic losses estimated at Rp 1 trillion.

    "What we are facing severe trauma society. There is a concern of the community, so when people see a dark cloud just now fear. It could be flooded again, lest the flood again," said Haji Abidin.

    Emergency response Milky flood lasted for three days. However, a flood occurred again on December 23, 2016 and struck two villages, so that the emergency response was extended for two weeks and will end on Thursday, January 19, 2017 to come.

    There is wisdom contained as a result of this flood. Haji Abidin hoped no change in attitude of the community after a disaster occurs. According to him, people should be more sensitive and concerned about the environment, and can increase his faith in Allah.

    "The important thing for us now make a change of attitude. From never prayed, then prayed. From like littering, no more litter. From the feeling take state land, land beach, please bermunajat to leave it," Haji Abidin spoke in front of hundreds of people in Bima who attended the handover of this assistance.

    "We re-arrange the river, at times, of our waterways. It is more important," he added.

    In addition to cash aid, West Java also provides assistance equipment or supplies household needs. On this occasion symbolically handed over to the residents, such as gas stoves, mattresses, school supplies, as well as the needs of other citizens.

    After delivering aid, Aher and his entourage reviewing some point locations affected by the flood. Aher reviewing the location of SDN 25 and 54 of Bima City. This school received donated 150 school bags, stationery, sports equipment, learning equipment, and there is also support for teachers. This school building is quite damaged condition due to hit by flash floods up to one meter more.

    "Little children, let us keep our surroundings. Maintain our forests, maintain our rivers. Because in West Java that now there is a new slogan that we are more in love with the environment, which is 'We Keep Alam, Alam Keep Kita'," urged Aher in before dozens of students the school.

    Aher then continue its review to the Masjid Raya Bima City is still under construction. The process of building this mosque has reached about 70%. To that end, spontaneously through the Director of Commercial Bank BJB BJB Suartini increase aid Rp 500 million for the construction of the mosque, bringing the total assistance provided West Java to Rp 3.5 billion from Rp 3 billion aid given previously.

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