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Jakarta Post

Govt implements better concept for Palu reconstruction

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Fri, April 12, 2019   /  04:35 pm
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Workers construct temporary post-disaster housing in Petobo, South Palu, for survivors of the earthquake that struck Central Sulawesi in September.(The Jakarta Post/Ruslan Sangadji)

The Public Works and Housing Ministry has given assurances that a better concept will be implemented in the reconstruction of disaster-hit areas in Central Sulawesi so that new infrastructure will be more resilient to natural disasters. Arie Setiadi Moewarno of the ministry who heads the disaster prevention team said the concept emphasized rebuilding more disaster-resilient infrastructure in safer places. “If we want better reconstruction, the most important thing that Palu should be aware of is disaster risks. Thus, reconstruction should be based on the disaster-risk map,” said Arie, adding that the map had demarcated hazardous and prohibited areas for residential-, liquefaction- and earthquake-prone areas and mapped other potential threats. Palu, Donggala and several areas in Central Sulawesi need to be redeveloped after they were hit by liquefaction, earthquakes a...