Jakarta (ANTARA) - Mayor of South Jakarta administration, Munjirin, has asked all sub-districts and villages in the area to set up disaster mitigation posts to prepare for the rainy season.

"Because of the rainy season, the opening of disaster mitigation posts in sub-districts and villages must be done from now on," he said while leading the city-level rainy season preparedness routine at Ragunan Zoo here on Tuesday.

According to him, the disaster mitigation posts would involve the three pillars, PJLP (Individual Service Providers), and related stakeholders.

The anticipation of flooding in the rainy season should be a special concern, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.

The routine for ensuring readiness was held to realize disaster mitigation in a coordinated and integrated way, Munjirin explained.

Moreover, disaster mitigation posts are being opened for facing the rainy season in 2021 and 2022 in South Jakarta, he informed.

Munjirin also lauded the leadership and personnel of SKPD (Regional Work Units), UKPD, TNI (Indonesian Defense Forces), Polri (National Police), community organizations, as well as other relevant elements that have actively participated in tackling disasters in South Jakarta.

The service providers must act quickly to accelerate disaster mitigation with complete contribution, especially for communities affected by disaster, he added.

"In accordance with the Jakarta Governor's expectation, if there is a puddle, it should recede within six hours after the rain stops," he expounded.

South Jakarta Metro Police chief Senior Commissioner Azis Andriansyah and District Military Commandant (Dandim) 0504 / South Jakarta, Colonel of Infantry Jamaluddin, were also present at the preparation routine.

The routine was also attended by 130 personnel from SKPD / UKPD under the South Jakarta administration, volunteers and representatives from PMI (Indonesian Red Cross), TNI, Polri, PLN (state-owned electricity firm), the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency, PALYJA, Infrastructure and Public Facilities Officers, and Dompet Dhuafa.

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Translator: Sihol H, Kenzu T
Editor: Suharto
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