Govt to Rebuild Permanent Houses in Tsunami-hit Villages
Date 2 Januari 2019
President Joko Jokowi Widodo has instructed his Government to do their best in carrying out post-disaster relief following the Sunda Strait tsunami.
I already told South Lampung Regent, Lampung Governor, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) to immediately carry out post-disaster relief once the evacuation is completed, the President said when visiting buildings affected by tsunami in Way Muli Village, Rajabasa Subdistrict, South Lampung Regency, Lampung, Wednesday (2/1).
Regarding request from residents affected by Sunda Strait tsunami to the Government to rebuild their houses as soon as possible, the President said that it would be constructed immediately.
We will do that as we enter the reconstruction and rebuilding phase. There will be no temporary shelters but permanent housing instead. Their settlements will be relocated since the areas are prone to tsunami, President Jokowi said.
President Jokowi further said that the new settlements would be located 400 meters from the current houses on a 2-hectare of land.
President Jokowi has also received an explanation of the impacts of the tsunami in South Lampung Regency from Acting Regent of South Lampung upon his arrival in Kunjir Village, Rajabasa Subdistrict, South Lampung Regency, situated about 116 km from Raden Inten II Airport. The Head of State also inspected buildings affected by the tsunami and had dialogues with residents affected by the tsunami. (BPMI Setpres/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Ersan Pamungkas