Saturday, 23 September 2017

Limapuluh Kota Improves Infrastructure Damaged by Floods

Illustration. Floods. (Antara)
Sarilamak, (Antara Sumbar) - The government of Limapuluh Kota District, West Sumatra, has repaired a number of infrastructure damaged by the floods accompanied by land or galodo that hit the area on Thursday (Aug 24) morning.

Deputy Regent of Limapuluh Kota, Ferizal Ridwan in Sarilamak, Tuesday (Aug 29), said the local government along with TNI, Police and all elements of community will focus on completing disaster response.

"There are several disaster response measures that must be completed in six days or one week ahead," he said.

He said the handling of the impact of disaster is focused on improving access to roads and bridges so that community access again smoothly.

Then repaired four clean water channels that broke up for people in two nagari (traditional villages), assisted in the cleaning of houses and schools buried in mud materials, and sand.

Ferizal instructed Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) to record disaster victims, hasten the distribution of logistics, establish emergency response posts, and distribute clean water.

"The last normalization of river is that the Public Works Office and Fisheries Service are instructed to deploy heavy equipment to perform the cleaning or digging of river bodies so that the water flow will return to normal," he said.

Implementer of District Secretary Task Force of Limapuluh Kota, M Yunus said, technically handling the impact of disaster in Lareh Sago Halaban  Sub-district will be held for several days.

He asked all local government personnel to divide their working time, as well as build communication especially among local government organizations

"In relation to the latest data concerning the need, damage, or report of acceptance and distribution of aid must be seated in an emergency response post," he said.

The integration is aimed at facilitating the government to take action technically, so that post-disaster recovery takes place within the stipulated time. (cha)

Editor: Vicha Faradika

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