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Ministry activates Tourism Crisis Center following earthquakes in Central Sulawesi

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 29, 2018  /  12:12 pm
Ministry activates Tourism Crisis Center following earthquakes in Central Sulawesi

A screen capture of a map from the US Geological Survey website shows the location of an earthquake in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, at 5:02 p.m. Jakarta time on Sept. 28. (JP/-)

Following a powerful earthquake that struck Central Sulawesi at 6:02 p.m. local time on Friday, the Tourism Ministry has activated the Tourism Crisis Center.

It will monitor the situation around the clock and coordinate with all disaster management boards, the office of tourism in Central Sulawesi, various tourist stakeholders and relevant parties in neighboring provinces to gather information on the impacted tourist sectors.

Read also: Palu airport closed following multiple earthquakes in Central Sulawesi

On Saturday, AirNav Indonesia announced the closure of Mutiara SIS Al Jufrie Airport in Palu until 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 29.

As communications in the area might still be affected, the crisis center has advised that tourists stay updated via official government websites or social media accounts, such as @infoBMKG and @BNPB_Indonesia on Twitter and Instagram. (wng)

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