Indonesian Ministry of Public Works and Housing Finishes Building Houses for Cianjur Earthquake Survivors

- 01 May 2023 18:23 WIB
Illustration. A worker constructing a house.
Illustration. A worker constructing a house.

JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has announced that it has completed the construction of the first and second phases of permanent houses (Huntap) for victims of the earthquake that hit Cianjur in West Java in November 2022.

The houses were built in accordance with the land provided by the Cianjur District Government to relocate the affected communities who were living in the red zone area of the Cugenang fault.

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The construction of 200 units of Phase I Huntap in the Cilaku Sub-district was finished in March 2023, while the 151 units of Phase II Huntap in the Mande Sub-district were completed on April 18, 2023. The housing locations have been equipped with infrastructure, facilities, and utilities (PSU) to provide comfort and convenience to the beneficiaries.

Each house of 36 square meters was built on 75 square meters of land, and they consist of a living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. The Huntap uses earthquake-resistant technology, including lightweight brick walls, plaster, and a mild steel and galvalume roof covering. The flooring is made of 60x60cm ceramic tiles, while the doors and windows are made of UPVC, and the ceiling is made of gypsum.

The construction of Phase I and II Huntap was carried out by a contractor service from PT Brantas Abipraya and PT Indah Karya Construction Management. After the handover to the Cianjur District Government, the houses can be occupied by the beneficiaries.

PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said that the Huntap is intended to provide safe, comfortable, and sustainable housing for the victims of the earthquake.

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"The Cianjur District Government provided the relocation land in Cilaku and Mande because it is very dangerous for the community to live in the red zone, with a high level of vulnerability to earthquakes and ground motions or landslides," the minister noted in a written statement.

An earthquake struck Cianjur, West Java, on November 21, 2022, at 13:21 local time, with a magnitude of 5.6 and a depth of 10 kilometers. The disaster claimed up to 600 lives, and it is hoped that the completion of the Huntap will provide a measure of relief to those who were affected by the tragedy.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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