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New BNPB chief sets out to revamp disaster mitigation

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, January 10 2019   /  02:15 am
Best of luck: State officials and colleagues of Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo congratulate the new Disaster Mitigation Agency head after his inauguration at the State Palace on Wednesday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Best of luck: State officials and colleagues of Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo congratulate the new Disaster Mitigation Agency head after his inauguration at the State Palace on Wednesday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)The new head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo, faces a tough task in improving disaster mitigation efforts in Indonesia following a string of deadly natural catastrophes that devastated parts of the disaster-prone country last year.

An active three-star Army general, Doni was sworn in by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the State Palace on Wednesday, replacing the 63-year-old retired Navy admiral Willem Rampangilei, who had led the agency for more than three years since late 2015.

Doni’s appointment comes after Indonesia experienced one of the deadliest years in a decade as a series of powerful earthquakes and tsunamis struck various ...