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Jakarta Post

Economy in brief: Govt urges calm after E. Java earthquake

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 12 2018   /  02:54 am

The government has urged delegates and participants of the ongoing 2018 Annual Meetings of International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group in Nusa Dua, Bali, to remain calm following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck in East Java early on Thursday.IMF-WB meetings organizing committee Susiwijono, who is also secretary to Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution, stressed that the government had anticipatory measures in place for managing natural disasters in coordination with relevant institutions like the Bali Police and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). He said that the government had also run evacuation drills in coordination with the hotels where the delegates were staying.“We can’t predict natural disasters, but we can anticipate them [...] We have prepared measures to assure the safety of delegates,” Susiwijono told a press conference on Thursday in Nusa ...