PANDEGLANG - MNC Peduli distributed 15 units’ boats to fishermen in Pandeglang Regency, Banten, from the results of donations from all people elements in Tangerang Regency. Distribution of 15 boats was carried out at TPI Sukanegara, Carita District, Pandeglang Regency, on Thursday (6/27/2019).
Tangerang Regent, Ahmed Zaki Iskandar, said that the distribution of 15 boats originated from people fundraisers in Tangerang District during the anniversary celebration on December 27, 2018, ago. Then the Tangerang Regency Government asked MNC Peduli to contribute to the event.
“Alhamdulillah, today we delivered 15 boats for this first phase. InsyaAllah, the second phase will be 15 more boats, and each of these boats will be handed over to three heads of families, so 90 head of families can enjoy these boats,” Zaki told the crew media.
Zaki explained, from the results of discussions with the Regency Government of Pandeglang and also MNC Peduli, it was finally decided that the assistance would be given in the form of a fishing boat that was much needed by the people, especially fishermen.
“Because almost a thousand more fishing boats were damaged and washed away due to the tsunami yesterday,” he said.
According to Zaki, MNC Peduli has a reputation as a foundation, a social institution that not only helps the health sector, social sector, but also other sectors, including the economy.
“Alhamdulillah, we chose MNC Peduli to help distribute the funds collected from the people and all elements of the Tangerang Regency people,” he said.
Pandeglang Regent, Irna Narulita, expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided by the people of Tangerang District, which was very useful after the tsunami disaster on December 23, evening.
“Alhamdulilah, Pak Zaki provided assistance received directly by our people by handing over 30 boats, and in this first phase 15 boats,” said Irna.
She hoped that with the existence of the boats, the fishermen could recover and be able to reactivate. As a result of the tsunami, 1,243 boats were washed away and damaged.
“I am on behalf of the government and the Pandeglang Government to thank the people of Tangerang Regency and MNC Peduli who are present in the midst of our people who are facing difficulties,” she said.
sHe told that the post-tsunami, which claimed hundreds of lives, also made the condition of fishermen very worse. So, they cannot go to sea; they cannot get access to support their families.
“I had a demonstration, Alhamdulilah, the Regent (Tangerang Regency) helped us to be able to provide fishing community facilities, we made a living and recovered the economy,” she said.
While Head I of MNC Peduli, Syafril Nasution, appreciated the steps of the Tangerang Regent, who had raised funds from the people to provide boats for the fishermen. He explained, MNC Peduli was asked to be a facilitator looking for, determining, and distributing aid in the form of boats.
“We are trusted to be a facilitator to distribute the funds collected from the people of Tangerang Regency. The results of coordination with the Pandeglang Regency Government, which is currently needed, is a boat, and we agreed with the Regent (Tangerang District) in the form of boats for fishermen who were victims of the tsunami disaster,” said Syafril.
Syafril also hopes that the boat could help and give benefit to fishermen on the coast of the Pandeglang Regency. "We hope that assistance from the community and the Tangerang Regency government could give much of benefits to the people,” he said.
Responding to the assistance, one of the fishermen, Ansori (40), was grateful for the distribution of the boat so that now he can earn a living for the family.
“Alhamdulillah, we got help from this boat. For the past four months, we have been unemployed, many work odd jobs, some have become laborers, farmers, and are totally paralyzed,” Ansori said.
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