Nusa Dua, InfoPublik – The organizing committee of the 2018 Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, Monday (8/10) reported that the management and staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will donate Rp2 billion for the victims of the earthquake and the tsunami that hit Palu in Central Sulawesi province and the resort island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province.
The aid, which will be directly handed by the IMG Managing Director Christine Lagarde, will be distributed through the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) and a number of non-governmental organizations, including the World Central Kitchen, World Vision, as well as other institutions.
In addition, Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Panjaitan will also make donation under the Lombok Disaster Relief Efforts scheme through the East Java branch of Nahdlatul Ulama Muslim organization (PWNU) amounting to Rp500 million.
In addition, the humanitarian assistance in the form of 241,000 elementary school uniforms - SDN Guntur Macan 1 and 2 - will also be given.
In the meantime, Governor of central bank Bank Indonesia (BI) Perry Warjiyo is also set donation under the scheme of Bank Indonesia Social Program amounting to Rp500 million for the rehabilitation of five mosques and two school buildings in Lombok Barat, Lombok Utara, and West Nusa Tenggara capital Mataram.
As many as 34,000 participants that include governors of central banks and finance ministers from 189 countries, private sectors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academicians, and the media, take part in the 2018 Annual Meetings of the IMF-WBG held in Nusa Dua, Bali. (Gusti Andry/Ersan Pamungkas)