Being a World Travel Destination, Governor of Bali Wayan Koster Affirms That Bali Must Have Good Disaster Management
Balitopnews.com, Denpasar - Bali as one of the world's tourist destinations and the center of national growth should have good disaster management. Moreover, Bali has an active mountain (Mount Agung) which at any time can spew its contents into a disaster.
This was conveyed by the Governor of Bali Wayan Koster when entertaining a galla dinner for participants of the disaster conference at the Governor's Bali Office, Monday night (January 13, 2020).
"Bali as a world tourism destination must have better preparedness in dealing with disasters, including taking appropriate measures when they occur or after a disaster," he said.
Added by the Governor from Sembiran Village, Tejakula, Buleleng, all parties need to pay serious attention and commitment to deal with disaster properly, especially in the Province of Bali.
"We are in Bali with an area of 5646 km2, a population of 4 million, 8 Regencies and 1 City, 57 Districts, 636 villages, 80 villages and 1493 traditional and natural villages filled with active mountains, namely Mount Agung. And Mount Agung in "Then there was an eruption that caused disruption to the economic life in Bali, especially the world of tourism. In addition there is also Mount Batur, although at this time there is no visible activity but at a certain time according to the cycle it will happen," he explained.
According to Governor Koster, Bali currently has a good disaster management system and management. This was proven when they wanted to implement the IMF-WBG 2018 ago.
"In Bali, we have a BPBD which, according to the Maritime Coordinating Minister's evaluation when he wants the IMF, is a good one in Indonesia," he said.
Furthermore, the Chairman of the DPD PDI Perjuangan Bali Province has a view to be a determinant of the organization of quality tourism that must have guarantees in good disaster management. So that tourists who will come to Bali at certain times in the event of a disaster can get handled well.
"When the IMF event, that includes well-prepared mitigation, the possibilities that will occur and how to deal with, manage risks from the disaster itself. In my opinion, this disaster must be used as planning as a holistic development approach so that we do not arrive "Disasters do not have readiness. Both in terms of organization, then the infrastructure, human resources and systems to manage it," he added.
On this occasion Governor Koster welcomed the implementation of the conference related to disaster in Bali. He hopes that this activity can run well and smoothly.
Meanwhile, ITB Deputy Chancellor, Miming Miharja in his report said that the conference event in the field of disaster was one of a series of activities carried out by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in the context of welcoming 100 years of engineering higher education in Indonesia.
"In this century, it is the right age to reflect on and reflect on what has been done then look forward to the agenda of what must be arranged so that the contribution of ITB is even better for the good and benefit of the Indonesian people. The theme of this disaster is one of the very As we know Indonesia lies in the ring of fire with extraordinary disaster challenges, we witness how the BNPD works very hard to overcome various problems, so hopefully ITB, along with other universities, including those from Udayana, can formulate important matters as BNPB input and of course all of us, "he explained.
Present on this occasion, Mrs. Putri Suastini Koster, Minister of KPPN / Bappenas RI Suharso Monoarfa, Head of BNPB Doni Monardo. (Balitopnews.com/MD/rls)