Ministry of Public Works on Landslide Watch Along the Cianjur-Puncak National Road After Earthquake

- 22 November 2022 14:06 WIB
Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono inspecting the location of the landslide caused by the earthquake in Cugenang District, Cianjur, West Java. (Ministry of Public Works and Housing/pu.go.id)
Minister of Public Works and Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono inspecting the location of the landslide caused by the earthquake in Cugenang District, Cianjur, West Java. (Ministry of Public Works and Housing/pu.go.id)

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.

Minister Basuki said that his party deployed excavators and dump trucks to clean up trees and landslides that closed off the road on the Cipanas - Cianjur road.

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"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.

Also Read: At Least 162 People Killed and 700 Hurt as a 5,6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia's West Java Province

"We hope that the delivery of medical aid, medical personnel, food, and clothing can run more smoothly," said Endra.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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