Chief Staff of President and Cabinet Secretary Visited the Evacuees of Sinabung
Date 29 Juni 2015
The Chief of Staff President, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan accompanied by the Secretary of the Cabinet (Cabinet Secretary) Andi Widjajanto, Sunday (28/6) visited the location area the eruption of Mount Sinabung, in Karo, North Sumatra.
The visit of the Chief Staff of President and Cabinet Secretary preceded by briefing for coordination with Karo Regency, in the hall of residence of the Karo Regent, Terkelin Brahmana, to listen the explanation in handling eruption by Military Commander (Damren) 023/ KS Kol. Inf. Fahri, as well as exposure of the eruption of Sinabung by Head of Geological Agency Surono.
Furthermore, Luhut and Andi as well as the entourage reviewing the relocation of Sinabung evacuees, in the village of Siosar, Merek Sub District, Karo District, where there are houses that are ready to be occupied, and houses are still built for the refugees Sinabung.
After break the fast together at the residence of Karo Regent, the Chief Staff of President Luhut B. Pandjaitan and Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto reviewing the three-points location of temporary evacuees shelters, namely in the Paroki Church, KNPI Building, and Tanjung Belang. However, a visit to Tanjung Belang postponed on Monday (29/6), because of benighted.
On Monday (29/6), Chief Staff of President Luhut B. Pandjaitan and Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto also scheduled to attend the retreat worship in Taman Jubileum GBKP Sukamakmur, Berastagi, which is located a few kilometers from the location of Mount Sinabung.
As we know, that Sinabung erupted continuously, so that the evacuees had to commute from their homes to the evacuees camps. So far, it is not known how long the eruption of Sinabung will stop.
Head of Data and Information of Public Relations of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho noted, so far there are 10,184 persons (3,030 families) evacuees from 11 villages spread out over 10 shelters. In addition, there are 2,053 families (6,179 persons) from 7 villages that are forbidden to return to their villages. They are currently living in temporary shelters. (KAM/GUN/ES)