ACTNews, BOGOR – The construction of sanitation and clean water facilities as part of disaster recovery efforts is essential. For this reason, Mercy Relief collaborated with Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) to build sanitation facilities and access to clean water in Bogor Regency.
According to Mercy Relief’s Head of International Program Khairunizam, the availability of proper sanitation facilities and easy access to clean water could improve people's lives.
"We hope that through the installation of water pipes, small reservoirs, water storage, and distribution tanks, construction of public toilets with stalls and washing basins, it is hoped that people who have difficulty in sanitation and clean water due to natural disasters can benefit from it,” he said, Monday (2/21/2022).
Khairunizam continued, ACT has proven to be competent in dealing with humanitarian issues. In addition, ACT is a leading institution that provides effective total disaster management, including disaster mitigation, emergency response, and post-disaster recovery. This is in line with the mission of Mercy Relief Limited.
"With the right plan, we are assured that our project is in good hands both in terms of monitoring and implementation," he said.
Mercy Relief representatives during a visit to the sanitation facilities in Bogor. (ACTNews)
Previously, Mercy Relief has partnered with Aksi Cepat Tanggap in various programs. In early 2020, Mercy Relief and ACT worked together in helping the victims of flooding in Jakarta, Banten, and Bogor by distributing food, clean water, cleaning equipment, and solar-powered lamps. Mercy Relief also collaborated with ACT in two health intervention and support projects during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dessi Arisanti from ACT's Partnership Team for Asia and Oceania expressed her gratitude for Mercy Relief Limited's concern for sanitation and clean water problems in Indonesia as well as Mercy Relief Limited's trust in ACT.
"Hopefully this good cooperation can continue so that we can solve the community’s problems together," she explained.