JAKARTADAILY.ID – The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism through the "GeBer Parekraf Peduli" ("Parekraf Cares Joint Movement") program in collaboration with tourism and creative economy stakeholders is distributing aid to the victims of the Cianjur earthquake.
"I am grateful for the support from all parties for what we can distribute in the Parekraf Cares Joint Movement. We continue to pray for the best for our brothers and sisters, and may the victims who died in a state of martyrdom and survivors be given strength and fortitude. Hopefully, everyone will keep their spirits up," said Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno at the "Weekly Brief with Sandi Uno," Monday, November 28, 2022.
The earthquake that hit Cianjur on Monday, November 21, 2022, claimed 321 lives, with 11 still missing, 703 injured, and 73,693 residents displaced.
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Sandiaga said that a team from Geber Parekraf Peduli led by Expert Staff to the Minister for Tourism Crisis Management (MKK) Fadjar Hutomo would depart and distribute aid to the victims of the Cianjur earthquake.
The assistance that will be provided is support from a number of tourism and creative economy stakeholders, namely from the Pondok Indah Golf Club Association, RedDoorz, and Eiger.
Later a team from the Minister of Tourism will conduct an assessment to obtain detailed information regarding the impact of the Cianjur earthquake on the tourism ecosystem, especially Tourism Villages, as part of an effort to formulate data-based policies for the advancement of the tourism sector and the creative economy.
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Based on the data collected, there were 92 tourist attractions that were affected by the earthquake. Including the Sarongge Tourism Village, the Sindang Jaya Tourism Village in Cipanas, and the Gunung Padang Site Tourism Village.
Most of them are in safe condition, but Sarongge Tourism Village was quite heavily affected by the disaster. There were 10 fatalities and 736 injuries and lots of damage to buildings.
"In the future, we want to continue to improve tourism crisis management in order to be able to prepare preventive measures for rescue," said Sandiaga in a press release.
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Fadjar Hutomo said that his party had intensively communicated with the Tourism Crisis Management team at the Cianjur Culture and Tourism Office since the earthquake occurred to identify victims as well as affected tourism destinations and creative economic centers.
"From that communication, we can identify the needs of the refugees. And within the framework of Parekraf Caring Together we get a lot of support from the parekraf ecosystem.
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