Head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency -BNPB, Doni Monardo said in Sukabumi, West Java on Friday that BNPB would form an intelligence team to ensure that disaster mitigation measures in Indonesia could be integrated. He believes that this team will carry out integrated research related to disaster anticipation and mitigation. He also said that the anticipation and disaster mitigation measures refer to the input produced by the team.
"So, the team consists of Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Volcanology Body, and Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (KKP) that is part of the tsunami. Then, there is an information and geospatial agency. There are Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). So, we want to gather all of them into the National Disaster Mitigation Agency -BNPB. Then every period, maybe it can be every month, they deliver information to the public. Well, I say sorry if this is bitter saying that we have to express. So, the community is ready, instead of being scared. The community is well informed so that our society must be better prepared," said Doni Monardo.
Furthermore, Doni Monardo said that the steps to reduce disaster risk must begin at the lowest level in the community environment. He gave an example of the Rukun Warga level or the smallest resident unit which should also be able to take anticipatory steps considering that the Rukun Warga is the closest level where the community can overcome the possibility of disaster risk. (Ndy)