VP Ma’ruf Amin Calls for Real Implementation of Disaster Management Action Plans
Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has ordered related parties to implement results of the 2022 National Coordinating Meeting on Disaster Management in concrete action that benefits all communities.
“Drafts of agreement and action plans must be manifested in concrete measures. Concept and agreement are not good enough, they must also be implemented on the ground effectively and efficiently,” he said during the closing of the 2022 National Coordinating Meeting on Disaster Management, Thursday (02/24).
On that occasion, the Vice President also delivered four strategies to follow-up on today’s Meeting.
First, strengthening disaster mitigation and preparedness to bolster the country’s resilience against disaster, as mandated in the 2020-2044 Disaster Management Master Plan.
The success in handling COVID-19 must be used as a momentum to improve education and enhance collaboration by upholding the spirit of mutual aid. Therefore, the communities will not only be resilient against disaster but also be proactive in preserving the environment and nature.
Second, strengthening emergency response handling to reduce disaster casualties and damage.
Third, improving post-disaster management since it is crucial to rebuild victims’ motivation and trust.
“Improvement of post-disaster management is also important. The principle of “build back better, safer, and sustainable” must be promoted by involving the communities and partners. In that regard, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) must also be upheld, leave no one behind,” he said, adding that all post-disaster management processes must be completed so that the disaster-affected people can live a normal life.
Fourth, immediately completing the ongoing post-disaster management in some regions, such as Central Sulawesi province that was hit by quake, tsunami, and liquefaction, quake-hit Pandeglang regency in Banten province, eruption of Mount Semeru in Lumajang regency, East Java province, and East Nusa Tenggara province that was hit by Cyclone Seroja. (Vice Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RAS/MUR)