BPBD South Kalimantan Appreciates ACT's Post-Disaster Recovery Programs

During the post-disaster recovery phase in South Kalimantan, the main focus is to rebuild the severely-affected areas.

The meeting between ACT South Kalimantan and Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) South Kalimantan Province. Chief Executive of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) South Kalimantan Province, Mujiyat welcomes positively ACT’s Post-Flood Recovery Program. (ACTNews/Fikri)

ACTNews, BANJARBARU – As an effort to strengthen collaboration for post-disaster recovery efforts, ACT South Kalimantan met with the Chief Executive of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD) South Kalimantan Province, Mujiyat in BPBD Office in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan. 

“This is an initiative option from ACT South Kalimantan. I responded positively," said Mujiyat during the meeting, Tuesday morning (3/23/2021).

With the initiative of the post-disaster recovery program, Mujiyat admitted that he had a vision of rebuilding flood survivors’ houses in South Kalimantan, especially in Hulu Tengah Sungai Regency. The district which was nicknamed Bumi Murakata is an area that was severely affected by flooding that occurred in early 2021.

“When comparing to the government's recovery plan, we got insight from ACT. So, hopefully, with ACT South Kalimantan contributing to provide data for the post-disaster recovery programs, we can compete positively,” explained Munjiyat.

In conclusion, Munjiyat welcomed the initiatives from ACT South Kalimantan, including, the community housing that he admitted is quite urgent. Many houses were destroyed or lost due to the flash flood. “ ACT South Kalimantan has the prospective solution. We appreciate the initiatives,” said Munjiyat.

In line with Mujiyat, ACT South Kalimantan Branch Manager Zainal Arifin said that the housing construction for flood-affected communities in South Kalimantan was indeed urgent.

“The construction of community housing is part of the post-flood recovery program in South Kalimantan. We try to offer housing that is very decent and comfortable for the community to live in. Moreover, this housing is big and strong when it is completed,” said Zainal.

Zainal also responded back positively to friends from the BPBD South Kalimantan. The post-flood recovery program explained during the meeting provided a plan for the future. “We hope, BPBD South Kalimantan and ACT South Kalimantan can collaborate because the flood survivors in South Kalimantan, especially in Hulu Sungai Tengah District, really need a house,” closed Zainal.[]