President Jokowi visits Sinabung evacuees at Siosar Relocation Area, Karo Regency, North Sumatra, Saturday (14/10). (Photo by: Bureau of Translation and State Documents)
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hopes that the relocation of 1,873 families affected by the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Karo Regency, North Sumatera Province, can be completed by the end of this year.
As for the remaining 1,080 families, the President hopes that the relocation process can be completed at the end of next year. “We hope that at the end of this year around 1,873 families can be relocated in 14 areas. As for the remaining families, – around 1,080 families – we hope the relocation will be completed at next year because Ministry of the Environment and Forestry has already designated the locations to be used for the relocations,” the President said to reporters after visiting an evacuation center for Sinabung evacuees inSiosar, around 17 kilometer from Kabanjahe, Karo Regency, North Sumatera, Saturday(14/10).