The aid was compiled from the fund of the East Kalimantan Provincial Government, East Kalimantan People's Representatives Council (DPRD), district and city governments of East Kalimantan, the DPRD of districts and cities in East Kalimantan, and East Kalimantan residents.
"Thus, this fund is from all residents of East Kalimantan," Noor stated at the West Java Governor's official residence here on Saturday.
The aid was symbolically handed by Noor to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil.
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He stated that the Rp6-billion aid that has been disbursed is only for the first phase. Later, funding of Rp15.5 billion will be disbursed to support Cianjur's residents.
The East Kalimantan governor expressed hope that the fund would ease the burden of Cianjur residents affected by the earthquake.
Meanwhile, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said the losses experienced by Cianjur residents totaled over Rp1 trillion, while adding that majority of the damage was caused to people's houses that had to be rebuilt.
Kamil noted that the emergency response period for the Cianjur earthquake was almost over. Thus, the handling will be focused on the rehabilitation of damages that required a large fund.
He further said that the aid from East Kalimantan will be focused on spending on mosques, village halls, irrigation, and bridges.
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The West Java governor also noted that the aid from East Kalimantan is the largest as compared to the assistance from other regions.
On November 21, 2022, an earthquake, measuring 5.6 in magnitude and located at a depth of 10 kilometers, had rattled Cianjur District, West Java, leaving hundreds dead and injured.
As of December 20, the death toll from the quake reached 635 after a SAR team found three bodies buried under landslide materials.
The earthquake caused serious damage to 25,186 houses, moderate damage to 12,496 houses, and minor damage to 20,367 houses.
According to government data, at least 525 school buildings were severely damaged in the quake, along with 269 houses of worship, 14 healthcare facilities, and 17 office buildings.
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