President Jokowi Orders to Immediately Send Aid
In response to the major flooding throughout South Kalimantan Province, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, ordered the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), the National Search and Rescue Agency (BNPP), the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and National Police (Polri) to immediately send aid that is urgently needed for mitigation measures.
“I just called the Governor of South Kalimantan to get a report concerning the floods that hit this province,” President Jokowi said in a press statement on Friday (15/01), at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java.
On this occasion, the President invited the people to remain vigilant against disasters, especially floods and landslides, for there has been extreme increase in rainfall lately. “Please pay attention to the early warnings from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG),” he added.
The Head of State went on to say that he will continue to monitor the progress of post-disaster management in the country. During the past two weeks, Indonesia is struggling with a string of disasters, such as landslide in Sumedang (West Java), earthquake in Majene (West Sulawesi), and floods in South Kalimantan. Thus, regional and central governments are urged to always help and support the community during this difficult situation. (BPMI/UN) (GWH/MMB)