BANDUNG-Ten Governor who is a member of the Mitra Praja Utama Regional Cooperation Forum (FKD-MPU) is committed to looking for more tactical work patterns related to disaster. One of them will produce a blueprint for disaster preparedness.
The cooperation was discussed at the Working Meeting of the Governor of the XIX 2019 Main Cooperation Partnership Regional Forum held at The Trans Hotel, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Bandung, Tuesday (3/26/19) night.
"We have an intergovernmental reflection that is committed to finding more tactical cooperation patterns about disaster patterns," West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said to the media.
The ten members of the FKD-MPU governors are the Governor of Lampung, Banten, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta (DIY), East Java, Bali, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). The theme taken in the Rakergub last night was "Regional Cooperation in the Framework of Increasing Regional Preparedness to Face Disaster Threats."
According to West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, the theme was taken with the consideration that throughout 2018 to the first quarter of 2019, more than five major natural disasters befall Indonesia.
"A number of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, liquefaction, flash floods, fires and landslides occurred in succession and claimed many victims," ??said the Governor who was familiarly called Emil.
Some of the major disasters also occurred in the six provinces of FKD-MPU members, namely NTB, DIY, West Java, Central Java, Banten and Lampung. For this reason, West Java as the host of Rakergub FKD-MPU XIX 2019 offers the concept of cooperation to be discussed in the Rakergub.
"This is to improve the capacity of local governments and community components in disaster mitigation and building a resilient community culture," said Emil.
He said, West Java has a very high intensity of disaster events. The West Java Provincial Government is currently compiling the West Java Resilience Culture Province blueprint, which is a blend of local wisdom and technology in the five main components. That is the component of the resilience index (resilience indec), the resilience citizen component, the components of the centers of strength (resilience center), a component of the combination of technological knowledge (resilience knowledge) and a resilient financing component (resilience financing).
"Disaster is a common affair and regional cooperation can be a means of optimizing disaster management," Emil said.
The Rakergub which was held for two days was opened by Interior Minister Tjahyo Kumolo. In his mandate, the Minister of Home Affairs said, once there was a natural disaster, the regional government was asked not to be fixated on administration or accountability. He reminded that regional governments must budget as little as possible about the region's capabilities. At a minimum, these funds can be used for rice or medical purposes.
"Not a little 1M, 2M waiting from the center. At least do not wait for the center first, even though the people must be helped first, therefore the regional budget must be ready. After major disasters, the emergency budget is fulfilled. I think the BPK understands when accountability, "he pleaded.
West Java Submits Rp2,181 Billion to Sentani During the opening of the 2019 FKD-MPU Rakergub, as a feeling of grief and a form of concern for others, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil symbolically handed over financial aid to victims of flash floods in Sentani, Jayapura, Papua Province.
Financial assistance sourced from the Rp. 2 billion APBD was handed over by Ridwan Kamil directly to the Jayapura District Head Mathius Awaitaouw. In addition, the West Sumatra Provincial Government (ASN) fund collected from Rp181 million was also handed over.
"Today we handed over Rp2 billion in assistance from the Provincial Government and almost Rp200 million from ASN. This is part of our concern for fellow regions in Indonesia that have been submitted to the Jayapura Regent," said Ridwan Kamil.