Minister reviews Bali Airport preparedness to welcome GPDRR delegates

Minister reviews Bali Airport preparedness to welcome GPDRR delegates

Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Lieutenant General Suharyanto, and Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, inspect I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, on Friday (January 28, 2022). (ANTARA/HO-BNPB/uyu)

The arrival procedures have been set well.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Preparations at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, for welcoming the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) delegates were reviewed on Friday.

Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Lieutenant General Suharyanto, and Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy, conducted the review.

Following the review, the Coordinating Minister emphasized that airport officers need to anticipate the arrival of the estimated five thousand participants from 193 countries for the forum.

"The arrival procedures have been set well," he stated.

In the arrivals area, the committee will prepare a help desk to assist the delegates in completing procedures, such as checking of body temperature and screening of health documents, he noted.

The Port Health Office will also conduct COVID-19 PCR swab tests on the delegates to curb the transmission of the virus amid the implementation of the international event, he added.

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In addition, the airport authorities have prepared a fast-track service to help those whose documents are incomplete, he informed.

According to the airport authorities, it will take about one hour and 44 minutes for each GPDRR participant to complete all the arrival procedures, including receiving the PCR swab test results.

Meanwhile, BNPB head Suharyanto expressed the hope that the delegates would follow the procedures smoothly from their arrival to departure.

According to the Communication and Informatics Ministry’s website InfoPublik, a bubble system will be implemented for the international forum, which will be held at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center from May 23 to May 28, 2022, he noted.

The GPDRR is a biennial forum initiated by United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to strengthen global collaboration on disaster mitigation.

In addition, the forum aims to review progress in, share knowledge on, as well as discuss developments and latest trends in disaster mitigation.

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