Permanent Shelters for Palu Quake Victims Should be Completed Soon: Vice President
The construction of permanent shelters (Huntap) for Palu quake victims relocation is running smoothly, Vice President Jusuf Kalla has said.
The Vice President requested that the construction of Huntap should be completed immediately, including the construction of dozens of buildings that has entered the final stage.
“This project should be completed immediately so that Huntap can be ready to be occupied by the quake victims,” Vice President Jusuf Kalla said during his inspection of Huntap construction in Duyu village of Tatanga Subdistrict, Palu City, Monday (7/10).
On that occasion, Head of Central Sulawesi Disaster Management Task Force of Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing Arie Setiadi Murwanto said that the biggest obstacle to the reconstruction of Huntap is land acquisition, adding that he targets the project will be finished by next year.
“The construction is expected to complete by next year, Sir,” Arie said in response to the Vice President.
For the record, there are 831 units of permanent shelters, with a size of 36-square meters per unit, which will be built on 38.6 hectares area. The shelters are provided for earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction victims.
The Vice President also visited Undata Regional Hospital and led the Coordination Meeting on Post-Disaster Management at the office of Central Sulawesi Governor.
After the meeting, Vice President Jusuf Kalla immediately left for Jakarta on the Presidential Aircraft through Mutiara SIS Al Jufri airport, (PR of BNPB /Setwapres RI/ES)
Translated by: Syarifah Aisyah
Edited by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman/Mia Medyana