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Hard-hit Sukajaya district needs ‘massive reforestation’ after floods, landslides

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bogor   /   Mon, January 6, 2020   /  10:06 am
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Residents walk by ruined houses damaged by flooding and landslides in Sukamaju hamlet, one of 11 hamlets in Sukajaya district most hard-hit by the disaster. More than 4,000 Sukajaya residents have been displaced and more than 400 houses heavily damaged by floods and landslides, which also claimed at least six lives in the district. (TribunnewsBogor.com/Naufal Fauz)

As one of the areas most hard-hit by flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Sukajaya district in Bogor regency, West Java, requires short-term fixes and long-term rehabilitation to repair the damage.  Heavy rains that lasted from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning caused the Cidurian River to overflow, triggering landslides in at least seven different spots in Sukajaya district. More than 4,000 Sukajaya residents have been displaced and more than 400 houses heavily damaged by floods and landslides, which also claimed at least six lives in the district. “From what I see, Sukajaya district has suffered very heavy damage, although it’s not as bad as Lebak, Banten, and [the damage] will need long-term resolution,” Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy said on Saturday whil...