Govt to Repair Flood-Damaged Infrastructure in South Kalimantan

    Nur Azizah - 18 January 2021 17:01 WIB
    Govt to Repair Flood-Damaged Infrastructure in South Kalimantan
    President Joko Widodo (Photo:Setpres)

    Jakarta: President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has ordered Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono to repair flood-damaged infrastructure in South Kalimantan Province.

    "Several bridges were damaged," said President Jokowi during his visit to Banjarbaru in South kalimantan on Monday.

    During the visit, the President was accompanied by the Public Works and Public Housing minister, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Doni Monardo, South Kalimantan Governor Sahbirin Noor and Banjar Regent Khalilurrahman.

    "The central government will assist distribution of aid to the evacuees," President Jokowi stated.

    Previously, the President ordered BNPB and other related agencies to immediately send aid that is urgently needed for mitigation measures.

    In addition to that, the President urged the people to remain vigilant against disasters, especially floods and landslides, for there has been extreme increase in rainfall lately.

    During the past two weeks, Indonesia is struggling with a string of disasters, such as landslide in West Java, earthquake in West Sulawesi, and floods in South Kalimantan.

    Since last week, floods have inundated several regions in South Kalimantan, killing at least 15 people.


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