Mount Sinabung Refugees Relocation Completed Next Year

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, October 15 2017 - 21:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi kunjungi penampungan pengungsi Sinabung, di areal relokasi Siosar, Kabupaten Karo, Sabtu (14/10) siang. (Foto: Naster)
Presiden Jokowi kunjungi penampungan pengungsi Sinabung, di areal relokasi Siosar, Kabupaten Karo, Sabtu (14/10) siang. (Foto: Naster)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Medan - President Joko Widodo targets the relocation for the refugees of Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, North Sumatra to be completed by 2018.

"(Relocation for) 1,873 (KK) we expect to be spread in 14 stretches by the end of this year, The rest of approximately 1,080 (KK) will be completed next year because there is already a determination from the Ministry of Environment (LHK) used," said President Joko Widodo in the relocation area of ​​Siosar, about 17 kilometers from Kabanjahe City, Karo District, North Sumatra, on Saturday (14/10/2017)

President Jokowi and his entourage visited the refugee site at the site as well as seeing the farmland given to the refugee families.

"We have just seen the location of refugees who have finished 370 homes, also given the land for his farm was I asked also whether it can be production is answered already, plant what? Planting potato, meaning it is already 370 is settled," added the President.

The amount of land allocated for refugees from the LHK Ministry is 470 hectares.

Nevertheless the President still requested that people continue to be careful because it is not known when Mount Sinabung stops berupsi.

"Sinabung ceases when we do not understand, unpredictable when because the data I received occurred more than 200 eruptions of small, medium and 'big' We are careful all to secure the community," said the President.

Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei said for the relocation of refugees was done in 3 stages.

The first phase has been completed for 170 households in Saosar, then the second phase for 1,682 families and 181 families will be carried out independently on 14 expanses targeted for completion by the end of 2017.

While the third phase will accommodate 1,098 families will be completed by 2018. Relocation in addition to the reclamation area is also used as agricultural land. Each family head receives half a hectare. (Ant)

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