Gov’t Continues Opening Landslides-Affected Isolated Roads
Date 20 Januari 2020
In following President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s instruction to immediately open access to Sukajaya Subdistrict, Bogor Regency, which was isolated due to flood and landslides, Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has deployed 16 heavy equipment to connect the village to main roads.
“The instruction will be carried out until all isolated areas in Bogor are opened. Heavy equipment will be operated until all areas can be connected (to the main roads),” Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said in a coordinating meeting with the West Java Regional Government on the Management of Floods in West Java.
According to Head of the Ministry’s National Road Implementation Center (BBPJN) VI Hari Suko Setiono, the Ministry, as of Saturday (18/1), has successfully opened 38 accesses to roads and they are ready to be used.
“Twenty three landslide spots along Harkat Jaya – Urug/Kiara Pandak – Kiara Sari/Cisarua – Cisangku routes are clear since 12 January. The route can connect the whole village including roads to Nanggung and Sukabumi,” Hari said adding that route connecting Parigi and Kampung Banar can also be accessed.
In addition, Pasir Walang (Kiara Pandak) – Kampung Babakan (Pasir Madang) routes which were closed in four spots due to landslides, are completely opened as of 17 January. The routes can connect Cisarua Village and Cibarani Hamlet (Pasir Madang). On the other hand, routes connecting Pasir Walang (Kiara Pandak) and Pasir Madang Village can only be accessible in some parts since 3 out of 7 landslide spots are clear.
For the record, Pasir Madang Village is one of 6 villages isolated from the floods and landslides that hit the region on Wednesday (1/1). In addition, a number of roads that connect the other villages, including Kiarasari, Kiara Pandak, Urug, Cirasua, and Cileuksa, were closed due to landslides. (Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany
Reviewed by : Yuyu Mulyani