MAGELANG, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs will cooperate with various communities on disaster management, especially in terms of transportation and good communications.
"Learning how to handle the natural disasters in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), we have difficulty sending aid because the roads were damaged and communication lines were cut off," said Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini when inaugurating the Attention Creation Center (SKA) of Antasena Children's Center in Magelang, Central Java, on Saturday (06/05/2021).
To overcome these two problems, the Ministry of Social Affairs will cooperate with the Central Executive Board of the Indonesia Offroad Federation (IOF) and the Indonesian Inter-Population Radio (RAPI).
"We are synergizing with IOF to overcome damaged roads to deliver aid, and cooperating with RAPI on handling communication problems so that the aid distribution can continue to run smoothly," said Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma.
Using the land route to distribute natura disaster aid in NTT would take eight hours with heavy terrain conditions. As an anticipation, the Social Affairs Ministry prepares the social services centers that are closer to the disaster location.
"Accelerating aid to the victims, synergizing with IOF through transporation on damaged roads, moving the nearest office to send aid, such as in the Mamuju disaster sending aid from Makassar, and landslides in Solok sending aid from Badiklit, Padang," she said.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Social Affairs is also collaborating with State-Owned Enterprise (BUMN) Pertamina Hulu Energi for the construction of infrastructure and public facilities in locations that have not obtained assistance.
On that occasion, the Minister of Social Affairs continued to the Sport Center by observing batik making, harvesting and cooking of catfish, and heading to the avocado nursery.
In addition, the Minister of Social Affairs also signed a cooperation or MoU with IOF, RAPI, and Pertamina Hulu Energi, as well as encouraging the children at the Antasena Center in Magelang.
Together with her entourage, Risma released dozens of pigeons. She also took part in a bow and arrow shooting game, aiming at the target with arrows from a distance of 10 meters, but the first shot missed far out.
Not giving up, the Minister of Social Affairs took aim for the second time with high focus and concentration, until shooting right at the target with the highest point of 10 points in the yellow circle,
"I just happened to be able to hit the target in the yellow circle," said the Minister of Social Affairs, humbled and laughed happily.
The Minister of Social Affairs also tried to climb the cliff located next to the archery vehicle, but stopped because she thought was no longer possible.