Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Finance Ministry sought the strengthening of international collaboration on disaster mitigation at the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) held to review the Sendai Framework.

"We still need to improve international cooperation, critical infrastructure, and service targets. To that end, we need to strengthen collaboration through this global platform to achieve the target," Fiscal Policy Agency head Febrio Kacaribu said at the GPDDR mid-term review session, according to a statement released here on Saturday.

During the period of seven years since the framework's establishment, 133 out of 195 countries have yet to adjust their disaster risk reduction strategies to the Sendai Framework, 54 are in the process of doing so, 2 are ready for validation process, and 6 have been validated, he noted. ,

Related news: GPDRR delegates study Balinese local wisdom on disaster mitigation

IAccording to him, the Sendai Framework is the first agreement made after the 2015 world development agenda that focuses on rallying global commitment for reducing disaster risk, and the goals of the framework are expected to be met by 2030.

Despite the majority of members being far from the finish line, Indonesia has achieved much progress in disaster risk mitigation in the past seven years.

"We have published various regulatory mixes and technical guidelines for disaster risk mitigation," Kacaribu added.

The government has issued regulations and guidelines for the construction of earthquake-resistant houses, the integration of risk reduction with spatial planning systems, and data strengthening, he pointed out.

"We also have several programs to raise public awareness of disaster risks and increase their capacity, not only at the district level but also at the village level," he said.

In terms of funding, Indonesia has established the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance (DRFI) that stipulates a combination of instruments that allow the government to regulate disaster risk reduction funding through the state budget (APBN)/regional budget (APBD), or transfer the risks to third parties through the insurance of government and community assets.

Related news: House speaker reminds of importance of disaster mitigation

Translator: Sanya S, Kenzu T
Editor: Suharto
Copyright © ANTARA 2022