ACTNews, SURABAYA - The best aid from generous Indonesians for disaster victims in East Nusa Tenggara is ready to be delivered via KRI Tanjung Kambani 971 Humanitarian Ship. The ship with a capacity of 7,138 tons will depart Thursday (04/15/2021) from Tanjung Perak Harbor in Surabaya, East Java, for Lewoleba Harbor, Lembata Regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). KRI Tanjung Kambani transports Waqf Rice, 1,000 boxes of Waqf Drinking Water, and tens of tons of other aid packages.
Before advancing to NTT, the KRI Tanjung Kambani was symbolically dispatched by the Governor of East Java Khofifah Indar Parawansa at the Tanjung Perak Harbor along with the V / Brawijaya commander Major General Widodo Iryansyah, ACT East Java Team, and the Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia.
ACT’s Regional Head for East Java Bali, and Nusa Tenggara Diki Taufik explained that this food aid was the fruit of the generosity of the Indonesian people from all over the country which was entrusted to Aksi Cepat Tanggap. Upon arrival in Lembata, the assistance will be distributed by teams and volunteers to various districts. The teams will also continue to coordinate regarding the reception of the aid which is expected to arrive on Sunday, April 18.
"KRI Tanjung Kambani carries a great mandate from the community, which is the result of cooperation between ACT and the East Java government, the East Java Regional Police, and the V Brawijaya Regional Military Command, and the donors," said Diki.
The Seroja Tropical Cyclone that hit NTT in early April affected more than 12,000 people in East Nusa Tenggara. Floods, landslides, and storms damaged a number of residential areas in 11 regencies and cities in NTT. As of Thursday (4/15/2021), BNPB reported that 181 people died and 47 people were declared missing due to the disaster.