GPDRR supports Indonesia’s economic growth: Disaster Mitigation Agency


The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) supports the growth of Indonesia’s economy, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB’s) System and Strategy Deputy, Raditya Jati, stated.

“This is the first disaster technology industry exhibition done in GPDRR. Indonesia is the first nation to have proposed it,” Jati noted through a written statement on Saturday.

In addition to producing a concept as an effort to reduce disaster risk internationally, the 7th GPDRR will present the industry and technology exhibition in collaboration with the private sector, he remarked.

This aims to accommodate the disaster technology industry actors in Indonesia.

In addition to the exhibition, the BNPB introduces the Resilience House that will be showcased in the Bali Collection to present a variety of disaster education materials.

Culinary Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will also be involved during the Bali Collection. With this, delegations can enjoy Bali’s culinary tourism at an affordable price.

There is also an agenda in the form of a field visit program wherein delegations from various countries can directly observe Bali residents’ efforts in building disaster risk reduction resiliency.

This program is implemented through various local cultures at places that have been recommended.

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Jati expects that the exhibition can be a platform to connect with the international market in order to support Indonesia’s economic growth that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since the start of 2020.

“Of course, we expect that this exhibition can be a business meeting, and they can build a network to the international market in relation to introducing products and potential for export overseas,” he remarked.

BNPB’s Head, Suharyanto, lauded the effort made to present MSMEs at the international event.

“Their preparation is already good. We expect that this economic growth movement will not only last during the GPDRR but also continue after the event,” he noted.

Source: Antara News