JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono lead parties to inspect a landslide caused by the earthquake in Cugenang District, Cianjur, West Java.
Minister Basuki and his entourage arrived at the location on Monday evening, November 21, 2022, at 21.45 Western Indonesia Time (WIB). Aftershocks were still occurring at 21.30 WIB.
"Until 01.45 WIB, Tuesday morning, the total heavy equipment working from 2 different sides (the Cianjur side in the south and the Cipanas side in the north) was 6 units of excavators and 6 units of dump trucks," said Minister Basuki in a press release on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.
Minister Basuki said that at noon today, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, the landslide had been cleared so that the Cianjur - Cipanas road section can be reopened.
"We were able to penetrate the sections covered by landslides from the 140-meter long cliff at 2 points this morning at 08.00 WIB. Now our focus is on clearing the road sections so that they can be passed from 2 directions, as well as evacuating bodies found buried in landslides," said PUPR spokesperson Endra S. Atmawidjaja.
"We hope that the delivery of medical aid, medical personnel, food, and clothing can run more smoothly," said Endra.