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World Bank helps rise workers in Lombok District

East Lombok, NTB (ANTARA News) – The World Bank (WB), by a Greenback 2.0 Program, provides preparation for a village in several villages that are enclaves of Indonesian workers in East Lombok District, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB).

“We run a module for 3 years, starting in 2016 and finale in 2018,” pronounced World Bank Representative in Indonesia Isaku Endo, in East Lombok, on Sunday.

He explained a Greenback 2.0 is a World Bank module that seeks to entice a village to take advantage of regulated financial services for a origination of fluency and confidence in financial transactions.

The invitation was satisfied in several activities that have been regulating in a 3 comparison villages, namely Loyok and South Tetebatu in Sikur Sub-district, and Perigi Village, Pringgabaya Sub-district, East Lombok.

“Why we chose a 3 villages is since they are a pockets of Indonesian migrant workers (TKI) where a East Lombok District is a largest writer of Indonesian migrant workers,” he said.

To deliver a Greenback 2.0 module to a community, a World Bank is partnering with a series of parties, such as Bank Indonesia, a Financial Services Authority (OJK), Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) and Bank Rakyat Indonesia.

In addition, a WB also partner a Provincial Government of NTB, a Government of East Lombok District, and a Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BP3TKI) Mataram.

A series of mobile operators in Indonesia are also involved, such as PT Indosat and PT XL.

Endo pronounced studies on a village needs were also conducted in sequence to obtain information from internal communities about a opening between stream conditions and their expectation, in terms of entrance and use of financial services, and financial management.

“The investigate regulating a qualitative proceed has been implemented for 3 weeks in 2016 and then,” he said.

His side has also finished preparation to a people of Loyok Village and Desa Perigi, about a use of financial exchange by agents of banks in farming areas.

Endo who is a Japanese also hopes that a superintendence given within 3 years could have a certain impact on a community, generally a families of Indonesian migrant workers on a island of Lombok, to take advantage of remittances from abroad for prolific things. (*)

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