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Indonesia introduces disaster management and mitigation program for tourism sector

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, September 10, 2019   /  04:29 pm
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A collapsed mosque is seen in Palu, Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. The Indonesian government has introduced a crisis management and mitigation program in the country's tourism sector, which is often hit by natural disasters.(AFP/Jewel Samad)

Indonesia has introduced a nationwide crisis management and mitigation program for the tourism sector with three provinces Riau islands, West Java and West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) being chosen for pilot projects. The crisis management and mitigation program will be gradually implemented in all parts of Indonesia, which lies between the Ring of Fire along the northeastern islands adjacent to and including New Guinea and the Alpide belt along the south and west from Sumatra, Java, Bali, Flores and Timor. Sitting astride the Ring of Fire leaves Indonesia vulnerable to natural disasters, especially earthquakes, which are occasionally accompanied by tsunamis. Guidelines and the handling of crisis management and mitigation are stipulated in Regulation No. 10/2019 which was issued by the Tourism Ministry recently. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya said on Monday the crisis management provide...