ACTNews, MALANG - The drought that hits Indonesia brings massive impact. Based on Indonesian Bureau of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG)’s forecast, 64.94% of Indonesia is experiencing low rainfall. One of the affected regions is the island of Java, where almost all regencies and municipalities experience drought, including Malang Regency, East Java.
In an effort to overcome the effects of the drought, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) dispatched Humanity Water Tank to areas affected by drought in Malang. The Humanity Water Tank was launched by ACT Malang, the Government of Malang Regency, Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD), BMKG, and a number of other partners. The event took place on the courtyard of Malang Regent Office Hall, Saturday (8/31).
The collaboration between ACT Malang and other partners is expected to be able to overcome the impact of the drought. Iriantoro, on behalf of the Regent of Malang, appreciated ACT's efforts to distribute water to the people of Malang. Although ACT Malang is a newly-established branch, it has brought many positive impacts on the community.
"We, on behalf of Malang Regency Government, would like to thank ACT Malang for all their attention and support to the community. Hopefully it can reduce the impact of the current drought," he explained.
Head of Malang Regency BPBD Bambang Istiawan stated that the initiatives carried out by ACT Malang are very helpful in overcoming the drought. According to him, the drought that occurred in Malang Regency is currently affecting 19 villages from nine subdistricts.
"It's in Sumbermanjing Wetan, Kalipare, Bantur, Gedangan, Donomulyo, Pagak, Sumberpuncung and several other subdistricts," explained Bambang.
Previously, ACT Malang had distributed as much as 20 thousand liters of clean water to the drought victims in Malang. Tens of thousands of liters of clean water were distributed to the residents affected by drought. In addition to Malang, ACT also simultaneously sent Humanity Water Tanks to various regions in Indonesia.