Emergency Response Period Of The Maluku Earthquake In Indonesia Is Extended To 2020

- Oct 22, 2019-

(Source: cnnindonesia.com)

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After the magnitude 6.8 earthquake on September 26, 2019, the quality of emergency response in Maluku, including Ambon City, was extended from October 10, 2019 to January 10, 2020. Due to post-earthquake processing and services, the quality of emergency response has been expanded.

Agus Wibowo, head of the National Disaster Management Information Bureau, said on the phone on Wednesday: "The service has been extended because the service has not been completed. Therefore, if the emergency period has not been completed, there are still many refugees, and so on. Therefore, they think This is still an emergency and can be extended."

The extension of the emergency response period applies throughout almost all parts of the Maluku Province, from October 1, 2019 to January 10, 2020.

. But I still don't know, it may expand. I think the central part of Maluku has also been expanded because its services have not yet fully recovered. Argus said.

There are still many obstacles in the handling and post-earthquake services in Maluku. As of October 14, BNP Paribas noted that 148,619 thousand people were still displaced by the earthquake.
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The disruption of water supply facilities and infrastructure is a separate obstacle. Access to roads and bridges has also been cut, affecting the supply of fuel to the West Serram area.

Improvements in public infrastructure such as roads and bridges continue. According to Agus, the improvements made are not permanent.

He said: "Repair damaged infrastructure, especially emergency infrastructure, road infrastructure, bridges. Repairs are not permanent, but must first work."

In addition to barriers to land transport, restrictions on maritime transport also hinder the distribution of aid to the West Serram area.