Cianjur, West Java (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) has distributed 10 million liters of clean water, including 3 million liters of ready-to-drink water, to meet the needs of Cianjur quake victims in the past two months.

The distribution of clean water and ready-to-drink water to quake victims will continue for the next three months, in accordance with PMI's operational plan, PMI's coordinator for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Nanang Kurnia said here on Wednesday.

"Entering the third month after the Cianjur earthquake, clean water services for earthquake victims are still running. It is recorded that 10 million liters of clean water have been distributed to meet the needs of more than 200 (thousand) residents," he informed.

He said the 3 million liters of ready-to-drink water has been distributed to around 114 thousand people at several evacuation locations.

According to him, the distribution of clean water has been carried out by 15 water tank trucks of PMI in several villages in Pacet, Cugenang, and Cianjur sub-districts, including to several residents in the city area who do not get water supply from the regional government-owned drinking water company (Perumdam).

"Several water tanks of PMI still receive water supply from Cianjur's Tirta Mukti Perumdam. Thus, the distribution is still running smoothly, including to residential areas in the city area," he said.

Meanwhile, the beneficiaries at several evacuation locations and residential areas said that the distribution of clean water, which has been running since the third day after the earthquake, has been of great help to them.

"We convey our gratitude to PMI for the clean water assistance that we still receive every day. Hopefully, this service will continue to run until the clean water supply from Perumdam runs normally again," a resident of Pamoyanan village, Leti, 62, said.

On November 21, 2022, an earthquake measuring 5.6 in magnitude and located at a depth of 10 kilometers rattled the Cianjur district, West Java, leaving hundreds dead and injured.

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