Bandung, West Java, Nov. 25 -- Delegates of the 11th East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress pooled a total of Rp1.5 billion (US$96 thousand) in donations for victims of the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Cianjur on Monday (November 21, 2022).

"Praise be to God, I inform you that all congress delegates conveyed their condolences, and they also pooled donations amounting to Rp1.5 billion for Cianjur residents," West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said, according to a statement issued on Friday.

The funds would be used to purchase items that are urgently needed by the victims and distributed to intended recipients, he informed.

During the opening ceremony of the congress at Gedung Sate here on Thursday (November 24), Kamil and...