Head of Industry and Trade of Riau Islands Province, Syed M Taufik, as reported by the site kepri.antaranews.com said the food aid is transported by Navy ships, KRI Banda Aceh, which sailed around the outer islands of Riau Islands province since August 8, 2011.
Outer islands are served by KRI Banda Aceh is the islands of Natuna and Anambas regency, respectively Serasan Island, Letung Island, Jemaja Island and Tarempa Island.
The ship also stopped in Lingga regency, namely in Abang Island and Laut Island to provide assistance to the community, the assistance provided is sugar, rice, bulk cooking oil and other food needs.
Some assistance is given free of charge, others are given a price 50 percent cheaper than market price.
"The assistance is channeled the central government that aims to ease the burden on the community which will celebrate Idul Fitri,''said Syed M Taufik.
In addition to food, relief in the form of books and school supplies for students are also channeled to alleviate the burden of the citizens in the children.
Riau Islands province has dozens of islands located on the border. The central government seeks the welfare of border community with a variety of development programs.
Is expected that the assistance provided to achieve welfare for the people at the border.(kepri online daily)