Wednesday, 22 May 2019 | 05:43 WIB

Jakarta Gov’t Collaborates with BNPB on Disaster Mitigation

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Jakarta Provincial Government and the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) have signed a joint agreement on Strengthening the Culture of Resilient Disaster Communities.

In addition to the DKI Provincial Government, there are also nine other provinces that are members of the Regional Cooperation Forum Mitra Praja Utama signed a similar collaboration.

Other provinces are Lampung, Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara.

DKI Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan hopes that with this agreement regional readiness in facing disasters can be improved.

"There are so many needs that can support each other, especially regarding natural disasters. When natural disasters occur, then not only does the central government intervene, but also the local government is involved," Anies said on Wednesday (3/27/2019) .

Furthermore, Anies is committed to continuing to support various forms of FKD MPU activities and work well together.

The joint agreement between 10 provinces and BNPB, which has a five-year period, covers five aspects including education, socialization and simulation; improvement of disaster-prone area ecosystems; disaster mitigation based development planning; disaster resilience in infrastructure; and disaster financing schemes.

Collective agreement that exists in the cooperation:

1. Reduction of vulnerability at the community and disaster-prone areas; and

2. Increased disaster management capacity (capacity, anticipation, response and recovery)

Meanwhile, the scope of the Joint Agreement which has a period of 5 (five) years includes:

1. Education, socialization and simulation;

2. Improvement of disaster-prone area ecosystems;

3. Development planning based on disaster mitigation (Regional Spatial Planning (RTRW) and Regional Medium Term Development Plans (RPJMD);

4. Disaster resilience in disaster proofing;

5. Disaster financing schemes.