Four regions asked to prepare social granary locations in one week

Four regions asked to prepare social granary locations in one week

Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini (middle) after chairing a flood mitigation meeting in Palangkaraya city, Central Kalimantan province, on Thursday (November 25, 2021). (ANTARA/Rendhik Andika/uyu)

The minister has asked for the coordinates of the proposed locations.
Palangkaraya, C Borneo (ANTARA) - Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini has set a one-week deadline for four regional governments in Central Kalimantan Province to propose and prepare the locations for installing social granaries for disaster victims.

"I expect to receive the proposal as soon as possible. Thus, it must be submitted in a maximum manner in one week," she said after chairing a flood mitigation meeting with representatives of several regional governments here on Thursday.

The meeting was also attended by representatives from Central Kalimantan Province, Palangkaraya City, East Kotawaringin District, Katingan District, and Pulang Pisau District.

The proposed locations must be in a flood-safe area, but also close to the flood-prone site to allow people to access assistance stored in granaries when a disaster occurs, she said.

The granaries will not only store food, but also other aid needed by disaster victims, such as boats, water purifiers, tents, and generators, she informed.

"Later, the local governments will also do a mapping of which housing complexes are affected by floods often," Rismaharini added.

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Meanwhile, Central Kalimantan Deputy Governor Edy Pratowo said that a map of flood-prone areas has been prepared.

"The cities and districts governments already have data on disaster-prone areas,” he informed.

Regarding social granaries, the provincial government will also coordinate with the four regional governments, he said.

“We will immediately send the data to the minister, along with the attachments. Thus, the assistance can be sent immediately," the governor added.

The Mayor of Palangkaraya, Fairid Naparin, informed that in the city, the social granaries will be built in five sub-districts.

"The minister has asked for the coordinates of the proposed locations. Thus, we will determine it soon along with the military, police, and the Regional Heads Coordination Forum (Forkopimda)," he added.

On Wednesday, the minister visited flood refugees at the National Sports Committee (KONI) Sports Hall and the residents of Flamboyan Bawah housing complex who were affected by the floods.

She also provided assistance to victims, such as logistics aid, death compensation, Psychosocial Support Services (LDP), and Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI).

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