Gov’t to Deploy Special Airplanes to Send Food, Water to Palu

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 30 September 2018
Category: News
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President Jokowi visits several locationsaffected by quake and tsunami, Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Sunday (30/9). (Photo by: BPMI Secretariat of the President)

President Jokowi visits several locationsaffected by quake and tsunami, Palu, Central Sulawesi, on Sunday (30/9). (Photo by: BPMI Secretariat of the President)

In a bid to ease the distribution of clean water and food aid for residents affected by the quake and the tsunami in Palu and Donggala, Central Sulawesi, the Government will deploy special airplanes.

“It is because Palu airport has not operated yet,” President Jokowi told reporters after inspecting Talise Beach in Palu, on Sunday (30/9).

The President explained that Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu is damaged and the runway cannot be landed in; thus, the Government will deploy special airplanes to send food and water to the affected residents.

On that occasion, residents living near Talise Beach also shared their concern to the President about loss of important documents and in response to that, President Jokowi told them to report it to the authorities. “For now, report it to the police. I will return in two weeks to check it,” the President said.

President Jokowi also stressed the Government’s commitment to rebuild damaged public facilities and ensured that reconstruction and rehabilitation process will begin after the evacuation process. “The Government will repair facilities damaged including collapsed bridges, hospitals, airports, and school buildings,” the President said.  (BPMI Secretariat of the President /ES)(RAS/EP/Naster)

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