Palu, C Sulawesi (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla held a limited meeting with Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola to discuss accelerated recovery efforts to handle the impacts of earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction in Palu, Sigi, and Donggala.
At the meeting held at the Vice Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Monday, the Vice President was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Head of BPN, Head of the National Development Planning Agency, Minister of Public Works, and Governor of Central Sulawesi.
The results of the limited internal meeting were delivered by Head of Public Relations and Protocol, Kariming, among others, for the ongoing development process in the Central Sulawesi region to accelerate the study of the areas in the Red Zone that could not be built due to the impact of the disaster.
Central and regional governments are immediately preparing locations to relocate communities whose homes are lost. The area needed for relocation is one thousand to 1,500 hectares (ha), with the calculation of constructing 16 thousand permanent residential houses.
The planned re-location for the construction of permanent shelters will start since January 2019 as well as rebuilding public and social facilities.
On the occasion, the governor conveyed that the relocation for the construction of dwellings had still been determined by the Palu mayor at two locations in the Talise and Tondo Sub-Districts, covering 560 ha, and the Petobo Sub-District, around 100 ha.
The head of Sigi District has also set aside a shelter location in the Pombewe Sub-District, with an area of 362 ha, the governor stated.
The governor also reported that recovery and rebuilding of around 68 thousand severely damaged community homes were being undertaken, while some 70 thousand moderately damaged houses are still being built in their original locations, thereby not necessitating relocation.
The governor has officially conveyed to the president the need to disburse stimulant funds to rebuild people`s houses.
On the occasion, the vice president urged the ESDM Geological Agency to immediately determine the distance commensurate with coastal effects to avoid tsunami.
For instance, Aceh had set one kilometer as the commensurate distance to the coast, and Bappenas had agreed to determine the location to relocate according to the Mayor`s Decree and Regent of Sigi and the process was guided by Law Number 2 of 2012 on land acquisition.
Likewise, the PUPR minister requested that the Geological Agency be able to accelerate the study to determine areas that can be built and the location of areas that could not be rebuilt.
Central Sulawesi Governor Longki Djanggola expressed gratitude for the attention of the central government that has taken concrete steps to accelerate recovery from the impacts of the earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction in Palu, Sigi, and Donggala.
Reporting by Rolex Malaha
Editing by Eliswan, Rahmad Nasution