We prioritize these funds in advance for logistics for communities affected by natural disasters in Sukajaya District," said Bogor Regent Ade Yasin while reviewing the landslide location at Sukajaya District Office, Bogor Regency, West Java on Sunday, January 5, 2020.
Ade admitted that his party had asked Bogor Regency's Financial and Asset Management Agency (BPKAD) to disburse BTT funds of Rp2.8 billion. He hopes that the funds can be disbursed soon.
"I have already submitted it and God willing the money will be disbursed quickly," he said briefly.
He said he must identify conditions in the field for handling areas affected by landslides and flash floods. Then his party will submit the funds needed in stages after identification.
"So whichever is a priority must have an effect on the community as well," Ade said.
He do not want the BTT budget to be misdirected. He asked all parties to be careful in managing the BTT.
"They must be careful because this is from the Bogor Regency’s regional budget," Ade added.
Ade said that the assistance of Rp1.5 billion from the West Java Provincial Government had been given as symbolic gesture. But it can't be disbursed because it's still in the process.
"With the help of the Provincial Government, hopefully we can equate the perception of disaster management that is happening to residents of Bogor Regency," he said.