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Public expenditure for regional disaster mitigation

  • Gunawan Setiyaji

Jakarta | Sat, February 2 2013 | 06:19 pm

PREMIUM The floods that hit several areas in Indonesia, especially Jakarta, have been a warning to some provinces and districts of the need to provide disaster mitigation spending in local budgets.

Natural disasters do not just include flooding, but other catastrophes such as the tsunami that hit Aceh in late-2004 and the fatal earthquakes including the Yogyakarta earthquake in May 2006 and the Pa...