Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia during an Inspection at the Quake-Impacted Location in Cianjur Regency, West Java Province, 24 November 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 24 November 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Today, I came back to visit Cianjur regency, West Java province, after I came here two days ago, on Tuesday. The first thing is that I want to ensure that the evacuation process runs well, , since we know that there are 39 people that have not been found yet in a certain spot, 39 have not been found yet. Therefore, evacuation process is our priority at the moment, we concentrate on it, and this afternoon we will concentrate on this spot to evacuate.

Second, I also want to ensure that supplies can be distributed well, such as food, medicines, and so on, including tents and water which are in shortage because they need to be distributed to many locations and it takes time. I want to ensure that the supplies can be distributed immediately. So, I think I conclude my remarks.

Reporter

Pak President, why there are still 39 victims that have not been found yet? So, what is the obstacle?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Well, it is due to the steep land, rain, and the possibility of another following earthquake, unstable land, so we need to be cautious. However, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) had ordered his personnel who are experienced in doing cut and fill process. I think it can be carried out immediately.

Reporter

Pak President, until today the evacuation has not come to an end yet, any evaluation?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I have not checked all the locations yet. After the checking, I will make an evaluation with all related institutions. Thank you.

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