Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA) - Indonesia's preparations for the opening of the 7th Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) on Wednesday have reached 90-percent completion, according to Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy.

Speaking here on Monday, he said that the remaining 10 percent is a matter of waiting for confirmation.

"Every day, we will evaluate the flaws and immediately handle them," he added.

The number of people who registered for the event online almost reached seven thousand, he informed.

However, the United Nations (UN) selected around 4,500 people who will participate in the online event.

"Meanwhile, for those who have not been selected, there is already a location for them, namely the Indonesia Resiliency House," he explained.

Participants can join the event at the location by following the existing discussions at the GPDRR forum and conducting a dialog with enthusiasts and non-governmental organizations.

These institutions have been assisting the Indonesian government in carrying out disaster risk reduction at Indonesia Resiliency House.

Moreover, the UN will be represented at the forum by deputy secretary general, Amina J. Mohammed.

Several government representatives from other nations have already arrived in Indonesia to participate in strategic events of the GPDRR.

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The Indonesian government is aiming to show that the nation has broken free of the COVID-19 pandemic at the 2022 GPDRR, the minister informed.

In addition, the health protocols have been relaxed for the event, he explained.

Indonesia will host the 7th GPDRR meeting from May 23 to 28, 2022, in Nusa Dua, Bali.

The theme of the meeting for this year is “From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World.”

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