President Visits South Kalimantan to Observe Disaster Management Measures

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NUSADAIOLY.COM – JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo departed for South Kalimantan Province on Monday as part of his official visit to ensure that regional disaster handling was conducted optimally since several areas were direly impacted by the massive flooding.

The head of state, along with limited number of aides in strict adherence to the COVID-19 health protocols, took off from the Halim Perdanakusuma military air base in Jakarta on Monday morning at around 10:05 a.m. local time for Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan.

Several areas in the province were swamped by floods since last week, with tens of thousands people being evacuated.

Jokowi is scheduled to inspect locations impacted by the flooding at Pakauman District, Banjar, as well as Mataraman Bridge that collapsed on Sunday, January 17, that resulted in transportation being halted through the main road, connecting South Kalimantan to other provinces across the island.

The head of state will thereafter board a return flight to Jakarta. (sak/ant)