Gov’t Builds Quake Resistant Houses in Lombok

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 19 Oktober 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi inspects the construction of Healthy Modest Instantaneous House (RISHA) for the quake victims in West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, Thursday (18/10).  Photo by: BPMI, Presidential Secretariat.

President Jokowi inspects the construction of Healthy Modest Instantaneous House (RISHA) for the quake victims in West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, Thursday (18/10). Photo by: BPMI, Presidential Secretariat.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inspected the construction of Healthy Modest Instantaneous House (RISHA) during his working visit in Pototano District, West Sumbawa, Thursday (10/18).

For the record, RISHA applies construction technology to build earthquake-resistant houses for the residents of Lombok who need to rebuild their houses after the last quake. RISHA is designed to be able to withstand large quake shocks and is relatively easy to build. RISHA offers high-quality house that the Lombok residents need today.

“This is one of the houses that are currently under the reconstruction process. The owner of the house told me that the construction of this house started four days ago. It means that the construction process is very fast,” President Jokowi said during the working visit.

During the visit, the President witnessed a number of houses built using RISHA technology. The structure of the building column and the roof frame in several houses were almost completed.

President Jokowi asked one of the house owners about the reason for choosing RISHA technology to rebuild his house after the quake. The owner said that he wants the construction of his house to be completed quickly so he can get his house ready as soon as possible.

The President went on to say that the Government gives choices to Lombok residents whether to build RISHA or conventional house. He reminded the residents that whatever choice that they make, the construction of the building shall be resistant to earthquake shocks.

“The residents are free to choose the RISHA or the conventional house” President Jokowi said.

The President expressed hope that the Lombok residents can immediately rebuild and live in their houses since the Government has just simplified the procedure for disbursing financial aid so the Lombok residents can easily disburse the funds to rebuild their houses.

“The residents can disburse the funds with only one procedure,” the President concluded.

(BPMI Setpres/ES) (RI/MMB/Naster)

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