Jayapura, Jubi – As many as 16 of 29 regencies and cities in the province of Papua are vulnerable to floods, landslides, hurricanes and tsunamis.
The acting head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), Didi Agus Prihatno, said the complexity of climates could such natural disasters.
“Eleven types of potential disasters are all in Papua. So far, the disasters can be handled by the local government as it is not big enough” he told Jubi in his office on Monday afternoon (09/02/2015). There were no major disasters in 2004.
The deputy chairman of the Regional Representative Council (DPD), Mohammed Farouk, urged each local government to anticipate and maximize the preparedness for natural disasters such as floods and landslides.
“The data we got was many provinces in Indonesia are prone of flooding and landslides. Therefore, local governments and communities are encouraged to be alert,” Farouk was quoted as saying by atjehpost.co.
DPD in cooperation with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), is currently working on a concept and conducting disaster that occurred in several areas in order to issue disaster policy and its implementation. (Sindung Sukoco/ Tina)