Chairman of the National Committee of International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) 2018 Annual meeting, Susiwijono Moegiarso said that Indonesian planning team has done several strategy to ensure the security of the IMF-WBG Annual Meeting in Nusa Dua- Bali on October 8th to 13th 2018. One of the strategies is the screening process. To the media in Jakarta recently Susiwijono said that his side was assisted by Bali regional police to screen tens of thousands participants who have registered.
“The security is really tight. So don’t make mistake if you already registered to IPT, to Indonesia planning team, we request Bali Regional Police to conduct screen. From 13, 942 participants, only 10,000 passed screening. So it will be validated again because the regional police don’t want to be out of hand. So it will totally be screened. For example if people from the ministries or agencies get notes from regional police we will see the note and take attention on it,” Susiwijono Moegiarso said.
Susiwijono further explained that his side has prepared three main plans they are security, evacuation and medical plan for the whole annual meeting participants. His side also made several times of meeting with the security apparatus including the Indonesian Armed Forces to discussed scenario if there is a disaster during the event. Susi also said IMF- World Bank as the organizer of the meeting expressed their condolences for what has happen in Palu and Donggala. However, they are sure that this annual meeting needs to be done since it is important for other countries in the future. (VOI/REZHA/Trans: NK/DP)