President Jokowi Evaluates House Reconstruction in W. Nusa Tenggara after 2018 Earthquake
Date 17 Maret 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo assessed the implementation of rehabilitation and reconstruction after West Nusa Tenggara earthquake in July 2018.
“We have issued Presidential Instruction Number 5 of 2018, which provides time frames for completion of rehabilitation and reconstruction,” President Jokowi said at a limited meeting via video conference, Tuesday (17/3).
The President instructed that educational, healthcare, religious, and economic-supporting facilities such as markets, must be completed by December 2018 and that rehabilitation and reconstruction of people’s houses must be finished by December 2019.
President Jokowi received a report that the people’s houses could not be completed within the target. “On 9 March 2020, from the target of 226,204 houses, 168,684 housing units have been completed. Meanwhile, 40 thousand other houses are still in progress,” he said.
On the occasion, the President also instructed related ministers to immediately released funds still stored in banks to the people. He exemplified that there are still funds deposited in banks in East Lombok amounting to Rp72 billion and in North Lombok amounting to Rp63 billion.
“This is to accelerate completion of the reconstruction of houses,” he concluded. (DND/TGH)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy