TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said the government has given insurance to one million fishermen. The purpose is to provide security to the family of the fishermen.
"Government have granted one million insurance from Sabang to Merauke with the premium of Rp175,000 per year. What is it for? To secure the life of the family of the fishermen in the event something bad happens to them while they are at sea," Jokowi said in a press release when he inaugurated Unitia harbour in Makassar on Saturday (27/11).
Prior to the inauguration, President Jokowi attended the distribution of Fisherman Insurance Card to 18 fishermen representating South Sulawesi Province and 6 members of the fishermen’s family representing family beneficiary of Fisherman Insurance Death Claim.
In addition, Maritime Affirs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti has also provided fishermen with fishing tools, five boats, three gross tonnage (GT), and other kinds of aid. Minister Susi added that the insurance and the tools show government’s commitment to boost maritime sector and fisheries.