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Jakarta Post

Govt provides 40,000 houses to victims of Lombok earthquake

  • Panca Nugraha

    The Jakarta Post

Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara   /   Sat, October 12, 2019   /  05:42 pm
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A resident of Montong Gading district, East Lombok, stands by her damaged house following an earthquake in 2018. (Courtesy of BPBD NTB/-)

The government has handed over 40,000 quake-resistant houses to people in three regencies in West Nusa Tenggara province who were affected by an earthquake on Lombok in 2018. The handover was done at a ceremony in Batulayar, West Lombok, on Thursday led by Maj. Gen. (ret) Dody Usodo Hargo, an assistant to the Office of the Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister. Dody said the provision of the quake-resistant houses (RTG) shows the government’s commitment to helping the victims of the 2018 earthquake. “The inauguration and the handover of the houses are expected to help the residents live normal lives without trauma resulting from the disaster,” said Dody, who was accompanied by 162/WB Military Command chief Col. Ahmad Rizal Ramdhani and West Nusa Tenggara Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head Ahsanul Khalik. He said he appreciated the provincia...