Govt Committed to Post-Quake Reconstruction: President Jokowi
Date 10 Agustus 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that he continues to closely monitor post-quake mitigation measures in Lombok after the quake hit the resort island on Sunday (5/8).
“I get updated reports from the frontline regarding the number of dead and injured victims, as well as the scale of damage in houses, schools and public facilities,” President Jokowi said at Presidential Office on Friday (10/8) in introductory remarks to the Limited Cabinet Meeting on Bui Quake Mitigation Measures.
President Jokowi stressed that the first priority is to rescue missing victims and stated that he gets regular report regarding the intensive victim evacuation that involves heavy equipment. The Government would also maintain supply of logistics, tents, blankets, food -particularly baby food-, medicines, water supply and electricity-related supply to affected areas, he added.
After the emergency response is complete, according to President Jokowi, the Government will begin the rehabilitation and reconstruction measures to repair damaged buildings, houses and public facilities. Regarding the aftershocks, the President has instructed the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), all Government Ministries/Institutions and regional governments to intensively educate the people, particularly in disaster-prone areas, on disaster mitigation.
Also present during the meeting were Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Health Nila F Moelok, Minister of Public Housing and Public Works Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister of Social Affairs Idrus Marham, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Transportation Budi K Sumadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Commander of Indonesian National Defence Forces Hadi Tjahjanto, Chief of the Indonesian National Police Tito Karnavian, and Governor of West Nusa Tenggara Zainul Majdi.