ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA – On the day of Mawlid that fell on Tuesday (11/20), Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) began the construction of Integrated Community Shelter (ICS) compound in Tasikmalaya Regency. A groundbreaking ceremony marked the beginning of the ICS construction on a field in Bojongsari Village, Culamega Sub-District, Tasikmalaya.
The ICS compound will be built to provide housing for the victims of flashfloods and landslides in Tasikmalaya. Sixty units of shelter were built on an empty lot. Families whose houses were destroyed by the flashfloods and landslides on Tuesday (11/6), as stated by Rosmana, Coordinator of ACT Humanitarian Posts for Tasikmalaya Flashfloods and landslides, during the groundbreaking ceremony.
“Moreover, the villagers whose houses were devastated by the disasters will be able to live in the shelters. We provide the shelters for the villagers especially in Bojongsari and Cikuya near the ICS site,” said Rosman.
The ICS Tasikmalaya groundbreaking ceremony was attended by the Head of Culamega Sub-District, Kasminto, as well as representatives from Bojongsari Village Government. During his speech, Kasminto expressed his gratefulness for the temporary shelter compound. “I heard that ACT will build Intergated Community Shelters. I am glad because there will be many families that are assisted,” said Kasminto during the ceremony.
In this ICS compound, ACT not only constructed shelters for 60 households but also amenities to help the inhabitants of the ICS, such as public kitchen, 10 public bathroom compartments and a small mosque.
Flashfloods and landslides hit three sub-districts in Tasikmalaya: Cipatujah, Karangnunggal and Culamega in early November. More than 340 villagers were affected by floods and landslides in Kampung Cikondang, Bojongsari Village, Culamega Sub-District. The landslides also destroyed public facilities and houses.