A number of Efforts by the Ministry of PUPR Overcome Lombok Earthquake Damage

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Friday, August 10 2018 - 03:00 IWST

Menteri Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat Basuki Hadimuljono
Menteri Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat Basuki Hadimuljono

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Government through the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has moved quickly in handling the emergency response after the earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale in West Nusa Tenggara.

Minister of PUPR in the release received in Jakarta, Wednesday (08/08/2018), said that after the opening of the screen and jet ski arena on the West Coast of Ancol, he immediately left for North Lombok on Monday (6/8/2018).

Arriving at Lombok International Airport, Minister Basuki was accompanied by Director General of Highways, Sugiyartanto, Director General of Cipta Karya Danis H. Sumadilaga, and Expert Staff for Development Integration Achmad Gani Ghazaly, directly to North Lombok Regency to conduct coordination meetings in the emergency tent of the Joint Parent Post located at Tanjung District, Capital City of North Lombok Regency.

Tanjung Subdistrict is inhabited by a population of around 47 thousand and is reported to have received the worst casualties and material impacts.

In the evening, Minister Basuki also met with the Head of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei. The head of the BNPB said at the time that the North Lombok district government was paralyzed so that the dispatch of aid expected the role of the central and provincial governments.

"North Lombok Regency suffered the worst impact of the disaster. For that, we concentrate here does not mean not paying attention to others. We still pay attention to others. So what is important, we ask the public to remain patient and believe that we will work hard for it. , "Willem said.

Support from the Ministry of PUPR is needed, especially clean water and sanitation for refugees.

"We also expect the involvement of the Ministry of PUPR to verify the number and category of damaged houses so that they can be faster," he told the media crew.

Minister Basuki advised his staff that the home improvement process must follow the standards and technical guidelines for earthquake resistant buildings. This must be done under strict supervision as well as a form of public education on how to build houses that are quality, livable, and earthquake resistant.

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