Sixth ICS Compound for Central Sulawesi Disaster Victims Constructed in Sigi

Sixth ICS Compound for Central Sulawesi Disaster Victims Constructed in Sigi

ACTNews, SIGI – To continue the efforts to assist the disaster victims in Central Sulawesi during the post-disaster recovery period, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and the government of North Sumatera built an Integrated Community Shelter (ICS) compound in Soulowe Village, Dolo Sub-District, Sigi Regency. This humanitarian partnership was marked with the groundbreaking ceremony of the ICS in Soulowe on Saturday (11/24).

The ceremony was attended by the head of North Sumatera Regional Disaster Mitigation Board (BPBD North Sumatera), Riadil Akhir Lubis, Dolo Sub-District Head, Suplain, ACT North Sumatera Branch Manager, Ronio Romantika, and ACT Central Sulawesi Branch Manager Nurmarjani Loulembah. Lubis stated that the attendance of the representatives from the government of North Sumatera was to express their sympathy for the disaster-affected people in Central Sulawesi, especially in Sigi.     

“We, on behalf of government and people of North Sumatera wish to express our sympathy. We are deeply sorry for the disasters and calamities. We came here to Soulowe Village, Dolo Sub-District, to show our concern and to build more than 100 units of shelters. Hopefully, they will be beneficial for the disaster victims,” said Lubis.

Approximately 160 units of shelters will be built on a field that was previously used by the villagers to play football. Apart from temporary shelters, additional amenities such as restrooms, mosque and public kitchen will also be built.

“The ICS is built on an open field in the village that was previously used by the villagers to play football. It has been handed over to the government and the public for the ICS compound,” explained ACT Central Sulawesi Branch Manager, Nurmarjani Loulembah.

Suplain, Head of Dolo Sub-District, explained that five of eleven villages in Dolo Sub-District were worst-affected by the disasters. These five villages are Kabobona, Soulowe, Langaleso, Karawana and Potoya. “Almost all structures in Soulowe Village were destroyed. We thank the government of North Sumatera very much for giving aid to Soulowe Villagers. There are 169 houses sustaining major damages, 80 houses sustaining minor damages and 80 houses sustaining medium damages,” stated Suplain.

Until November 2018, ACT has built 500 units of shelters in five ICS compounds in Palu, Sigi and Donggala. The groundbreaking ceremony in Soulowe marks the construction of the sixth ICS compound in Central Sulawesi. []

 

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