Introductory Remarks of the President of the Republic of Indonesia at the Limited Meeting on Aceh Earthquake Handling at the Presidential Office, Jakarta on 16 December 2016

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 6 Desember 2016
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Unofficial English Translation 

I have visited areas affected by the earthquake namely regencies of Pidie Jaya and Bireuen, in Aceh Province. I noticed that the handling on the first 3 days after the quake was very fast and well-organized.

On my second visit, I just wanted to ensure that the people get help, access to services and good handling. It starts from the health service, assistance for the bereaved families, logistic supply for affected residents, assistance for children, to the reconstruction of public facilities, be it Government offices, schools, mosques, and houses.

Therefore, I instruct the Head of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to provide report, as well as measures of consolidation and coordination taken, particularly regarding the number of areas affected and aids needed by the people. And, I want all post-disaster handling, rehabilitation, and reconstruction be implemented immediately.

I will also ask Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) to assist the reconstruction process that will be carried out immediately to buildings which suffer from severe, moderate, or minor damages

I invite the Head of BNPB to take the floor. (Humas Setkab)(RAS/AW/YM/Naster)

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