Jokowi visits several locations in flood-impacted South Kalimantan

Jakarta President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) undertook a visit to several locations that bore the brunt of massive flooding in Pekauman Village, East Martapura Sub-district, Banjar District, South Kalimantan Province, on Monday.

The head of state witnessed the condition of the village that was still inundated in the midst of continued downpour.

President Jokowi instructed Public Works and Public Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono and National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Head Doni Monardo from atop Pekauman Bridge.

On the occasion, Jokowi was accompanied by South Kalimantan Governor Sahbirin Noor and Banjar District Head Khalilurrahman. On the sidelines of the review, the head of state also handed over several basic necessities, ready-to-eat food, and masks to numerous residents in the affected locations.

Head of Presidential Secretariat, Heru Budi Hartono, earlier noted that Jokowi had visited the flood-affected locations to review measures to handle the situation in Banjar where the disaster had inflicted damage to facilities and infrastructure.

Moreover, the president was scheduled to assess whether the basic requirements of displaced Banjar residents, currently being accommodated at evacuation sites, were being fulfilled.

“The president will review facilities affected (by the flooding), so that the PUPR ministry can immediately follow up on it. The president will also take into account other requirements crucial for (the displaced) residents,” Hartono explained. (INE)

Source: Antara News