President Jokowi: Sebesi Island Residents Want Resettlement

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 2 Januari 2019
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President Jokowi has a dialogue with residents affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami in Kalianda, South Lampung, Lampung Province, Wednesday (2/1). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

President Jokowi has a dialogue with residents affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami in Kalianda, South Lampung, Lampung Province, Wednesday (2/1). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

Residents in Sebesi Island affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami have asked to be resettled to higher grounds, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said.

“I talked with residents in Sebesi Island. They said they want to be relocated to higher ground as they are afraid to live near the shoreline,” the President told reporters after meeting with residents affected by the Sunda Strait tsunami at the Kalianda Indoor Tennis Court Coordination Post in South Lampung Regency, Lampung province, Wednesday (2/1).

To date, as many as 2,514 residents have been evacuated from Sebesi Island and are currently living in temporary shelters. They have also received medical care following the Sunda Strait tsunami that hit the area on 22 December 2018.

The President and his entourage arrived in the Kalianda Indoor Tennis Court Post in South Lampung Regency at 1:15 a.m. Western Indonesian Time and met the survivors of the tsunami disaster. He also met the tsunami victims in dr. H. Bob Bazar General Hospital (RSUD).  (Bureau of Press, Media, & Information, Presidential Secretariat/ES)

Translated by: Muhardi

Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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