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UNESCO, RI jointly map disaster risks at Prambanan

  • Bambang Muryanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Sat, December 14 2019   /  01:10 am

UNESCO has joined hands with Indonesian authorities and experts to launch a pilot project for disaster risk mapping for the Prambanan cultural heritage site and the intangible cultural heritage objects within the temple complex in Sleman, Yogyakarta.The project will be carried out by UNESCO in collaboration with the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), the Central Java Cultural Heritage Preservation Agency (BPCB), Gadjah Mada University and PT Waindo SpecTerra.Stakeholders involved in the project will gather information and create three-dimensional mapping that identifies the disaster risk for seven temples within the complex, including Prambanan, Sewu, Ghana and Ratu Boko temples and the surrounding area.The temple complex is vulnerable to earthquake as it is located on the Opak fault, which caused the 5.9-magnitude earthquake in Yogyakarta in May 2006 and damaged the temple.BNPB...