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Poverty Dynamics : Review Of Handling In Dumai City

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Muhamad Syukri Harto



Poverty Dynamics, City Government Efforts



Dumai city is one of the developing regions in Riau Province with potential natural resources. However, the natural wealth is not accompanied by a reduction in the poverty rate, but the increasing number of people who are below the poverty line. This paper describes the causes of poverty in Dumai City. This paper also describes the policies of Dumai City Government applied through poverty eradication program in the study area. The research is based on primary data and secondary data. The result of the research explains that the policy program of Dumai City Government in eradicating poverty is done through three areas of development, namely education, health and economy. The education sector is directed to pre-eminent Kindergarten, Primary, Primary and Secondary Schools. Free school fees are provided to children in the 4 (four) levels of the education. The health sector is provided free of charge to the poor who want to seek treatment at the Community health centers. Services in local public hospitals are also provided free of charge to the poor. While in the economic field, the poor are given assistance in the form of rice, compensation for residents whose families died, gradually sheltering house facilities and money support on religious holidays.



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