Working in OKI, Presiden Joko Widodo Will Also Visit Jambi and Palangkaraya
After arriving at the official residence of the Regent of Ogan Komering Ilir (OKI), South Sumatera, on Thursday (29/10) afternoon, President Joko Widodo immediately invited several ministers to have a limited meeting on haze disaster. The President also finished a number of unfinished works due to his visit to the United States since last Saturday (24/10).
Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said that President Joko Widodo chose to work in OKI because he wants to immediately see a number of hotspots. In addition, today, there will be a humanity program, organized by the Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Minister of Health Nila Moeloek.
Moreover, the President will also monitor the remaining hotspots and is scheduled to visit Suku Anak Dalam in Jambi, Pramono said to the journalists at the official residence of OKIs Regent, South Sumatera, on Thursday (29/10).
Pramono Anung stated that these are the programs that have been prepared. After that, if possible, whether on Friday (30/10) afternoon or Saturday (31/10) morning, the President will fly to Palangkaraya (Central Kalimantan), because, Pramono Anung added, Jambi and Palangkaraya are two regions that have been scheduled many times to be visited but still not possible.
Hopefully the weather is good so that the President can enter Jambi and Palangkaraya, Pramono said.
The President is scheduled to use helicopter to visit Jambi because the Presidential Plane will not be able to land.
Answering the journalists question of the effectiveness of President Joko Widodos presence in giving command to handle haze disaster, Pramono Anung said that the President has issued a Presidential Instruction that appoints Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, supported by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution and Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani to carry out daily tasks..
It works well because when the President was in the US, everyday Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs was in the field to confirm a number of spots that will make the peat wet. We will check several areas that has been prepared and visited by the Minister, Pramono said.
If the effort is succeed (to make the peat land wet), Pramono added, it will be a long term role model to handle peat problems. Thus, in the future, when an area is burned we already know how to handle it.
Besides Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, the limited meeting was also attended by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Health Nila Moeloek, Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Minister of Education and Culture Anies Baswedan, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimoeljono, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, and Governor of South Sumatera Alex Noerdin. (MMB/YM/Naster)