Nouvarah Ahdiba

Nouvarah Ahdiba

07
October

 

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) opened the Asian Para Games 2018 using sign language here on Saturday evening.

"By saying Bismillahirrahmanirrahim(in the name of Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful) I officially declare the Asian Para Games 2018 opened. Have a good fight. Good luck," he said at a ceremony held at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
President Jokowi moved his hands to say the words in sign language, drawing a loud applause from the audience.(antara)

07
October

 

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) opened the Asian Para Games 2018 using sign language here on Saturday evening.

"By saying Bismillahirrahmanirrahim(in the name of Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful) I officially declare the Asian Para Games 2018 opened. Have a good fight. Good luck," he said at a ceremony held at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
President Jokowi moved his hands to say the words in sign language, drawing a loud applause from the audience.

"On behalf of the people of Indonesia, I say I am proud to welcome you as special guests from 43 countries," he said.

President Jokowi was flanked by First Lady Iriana, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and wife Mufidah Kalla and his cabinet ministers.

"Through the Asian Games 2018, we wish to celebrate brotherhood. We wish to show determination and achievement and we also wish to uphold humanity," he said.
The Asian Para Games 2018 scheduled from October 6-13 will compete across 18 sport branches involving 2,888 athletes with a total of 568 medals to be coveted.
President Jokowi rose from his seat and then clapped his hands, raised and moved his hands when the words "ooo ooo terima kasih" (thank you) were shown on the screen to welcome athletes when they started entering the venue for the opening ceremony.
The stage for the opening ceremony has been formed to describe an equator shown in red that passes the country, followed by the words, "We Are One" in white, which is the theme of the opening ceremony.

"We Are" refers to participants and spectators that come from the world`s biggest continent, while "One" may mean that one can become many and many can unite as one. "We Are One" reflects the country in which diversity flows in its blood.

30
September

A number of aircraft of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI AU) that had been deployed to transport logistical aid supplies to Palu, Central Sulawesi, were used to evacuate wounded victims of earthquake and tsunami to Makassar, Couth Sulawesi, on Saturday evening.
Antara reported, at least three TNI AU planes had arrived at Mutiara Sis Al Jufri in Palu on Saturday afternoon carrying aid supplies for the earthquake and tsunami victims.

After unloading all the logistical aid supplies, the planes were then used to evacuate around 200 priority victims.

The operation was personally led by the chief of the 2nd Air Force Operations Command, Rear Marshal Fadjar Prasetyo.

The Mutiara Sis Al Jufri airport has been accessible for military planes especially for distributing aid supplies but it has not yet been able to be used for commercial flights.

Saturday (29/9) at 15.00 hours Central Indonesia Time, Coordinating Minister for Security, Political and Legal Affairs Wiranto arrived at the airport along with Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi, Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo, Commander of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), and several other high-ranking officials.

They immediately held a coordination meeting with local officials with regard to implementing emergency response.

Residents in Palu and surrounding areas face problems of water supply and fuel oil as power is still down.

A 7.4-magnitude quake hit Central Sulawesi on Friday evening and caused a tsunami leaving 384 people dead so far. (Antara)

30
September

 

The head of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), Wilem Rampangilei, said the number of deaths from the earthquake that struck Central Sulawesi on Friday evening had risen to 420.

"This is the number recorded in Palu only. It has not covered Donggala and Sigi districts," he noted, replying to Antara on Saturday evening.

The destruction caused by the quake in Donggala and Sigi has been very significant, but no reports about its degree and victims have been received yet, due to disruptions in communications, he said.

In view of the situation, the Special Task Force`s main priority would be searching, saving and assisting the victims, he said, adding "Until tonight, there have been 10,000 evacuees housed in 50 locations in the city of Palu. They will be given shelter, food and medicines."
Some of the dead who had been kept in hospitals have been taken by their families, Wilem said, but the number of the dead could still increase, as search efforts have not yet covered all buildings, such as large hotels, shop houses, warehouses and other buildings.
"We have difficulties deploying heavy equipment, as many access roads to Palu have been severely damaged," he said.

Wilem noted that thousands of boxes of ready-to-eat foods have to be brought in from Surabaya, East Java.

He also said the military (TNI) had sent paramedics and medical supplies, including a hospital ship, which is expected to arrive in one to two days.(antara)