bali officials distribute food to the locals in need after buying it from local vendors
Denpasar Tourism Agency officials purchased food from local merchants in the Dangin Puri neighborhood and delivered food packages to people in need. The change happened as a result of the new curfew, which caused stores to close early owing to the 8:00 p.m. curfew.
I Wayan Hendrayana, the Head of Denpasar Tourism and Creative Economy Agency, stated that he acquired significant quantities of rice bundles from numerous local sellers in the Dangin Puri Village area on Sunday evening (18/7). “The Denpasar Mayor launched this action as a show of solidarity to the impacted small businesses during the emergency partial lockdown.” Hendrayana announced on Monday (19/7).
Hendrayana purchased rice packages from different vendors and provided the meals to people in self-quarantine. In addition, he provided meals to local merchants and parking police in the Denpasar region.
“We sincerely hope that this action will assist our small companies who have been struggling as a result of the emergency partial lockdown.” Handrayana added.
Previously, Denpasar Mayor IGN Jaya Negara directed all Denpasar authorities to begin contributing to and supporting Denpasar's economic activities by ordering food and snacks from local small vendors across the city. Jaya Negara mandated that local vendors make a substantial amount of money before being forced to close their businesses by the 8:00 p.m. curfew.
I Dewa Gede Rai, spokesman for the Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force, urged additional government officials to participate in the local assistance efforts. They aim to reach out to more individuals and assist those in Denpasar who have started small companies after losing their income from tourism.