East Java gov’t prepares land to relocate disaster-impacted residents

Government

If it is possible, the district government and the community can help to provide additional assistance for the victims. It will be very good

Surabaya, East Java The East Java provincial government has prepared an area for relocation of residents affected by the soil movement disaster in Pacitan some days back.

 

East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said cracks developed on the floors and walls of hundreds of houses as well as roads as a result of the natural disaster in Pacitan.

 

“Yesterday, I visited the location of the relocation area in Sukorejo Village, Sudimoro Sub-district, Pacitan,” Parawansa said in a statement  here, Saturday.

 

Accompanied by Pacitan District head, Indrata Nur Bayuaji, the governor directly inspected the land area spanning 3.6 hectares of the Pacitan District Government’s assets that are planned to be used for relocation.

 

Parawansa affirmed that her side will allocate an unexpected budget of Rp50 million for each housing unit. A similar budget has also been allocated by the East Java provincial government to prepare for the relocation of disaster-affected residents in the districts of Trenggalek and Blitar.

 

“If it is possible, the district government and the community can help to provide additional assistance for the victims. It will be very good,” she stated.

 

She noted that the provincial government and Pacitan district government were striving to prepare the best steps, in the form of relocation, for affected residents. However, this step can run smoothly if the community agrees to be relocated.

 

“One solution to provide safe housing is through permanent housing, as long as the community agrees. The land is available and can be prepared for permanent residential buildings,” Parawansa remarked.

 

Source: ANTARA News