President Jokowi Inspects Quake-Hit Area in Malang
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (29/04) inspected the quake-hit area at Majangtengah Village, Malang Regency, East Java Province.
“This afternoon I am at Majangtengah Village, Malang Regency, East Java Province, to inspect the area hit by earthquake a few days ago,” the President said.
For the record, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit the area and affected almost 32 regencies/cities in East Java Province. The earthquake has damaged 1,716 houses, some of them are heavily damaged and the others are moderately damaged or slightly damaged
The President also said that the Government will provide assistance for rebuilding the houses and will help rebuild the damaged public facilities.
“The heavily damaged house will receive Rp 50,000,000, the moderately damaged house will receive Rp 25,000,000, and the slightly damaged house will receive Rp 10,000,000. We hope that the reconstruction can be carried out soon. For public facilities, such as the one behind me, musalla, the reconstruction will also be carried out by Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing,” he stated.
The President expressed hope that the reconstruction of the damaged houses and public facilities can be carried out immediately so that situation can return to normalcy.
“We hope that the situation will return to normalcy and we hope that in Malang Regency the reconstruction will be started soon in May,” the President concluded. (TGH/AIT/TAR) (RI/MMB)