Upon arrival at Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport, Palu City, on Sunday, September 30, 2018, President Joko Widodo immediately led a limited meeting (ratas) with a number of his staff related to the earthquake and tsunami disaster that hit Central Sulawesi.
Arriving at 1:06 p.m. local time, the President was welcomed by the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, and National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian. In addition, the Governor of Central Sulawesi, Longki Djanggola, Central Sulawesi Police Chief Brigadier General Ermi Widyatno, and Commander XIII / Merdeka, Maj. Gen. Tiopan Aritonang also welcomed the President.
The President then headed to a room at the airport and immediately held a limited meeting with the Central Sulawesi Governor, Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security Wiranto, Minister of Social Affairs Agus Gumiwang, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi, Minister of Public Works and People's Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, Head of National Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei, and Head of the National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Middle Marshal TNI M Syaugi.
After the meeting, the President, who wore TNI's green-black camouflage jacket, then gave directions to the Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers in the courtyard or airport terrace. In particular, he requested the readiness of the TNI soldiers to work hard in the evacuation stage.
"I ask all of you to be ready to work day and night to complete the evacuation. Are you ready?" the President said.
"Ready!" Replied the TNI soldiers.
In addition to evacuation, the Head of State also requested the readiness of TNI members to assist the rehabilitation and reconstruction process in Central Sulawesi.
"You have also work hard together with the community, with all components of the National Police, the community and all institutions and ministries so that we can all immediately solve the problems in the province of Central Sulawesi," he said.
From the airport, the President and his entourage immediately moved to review a number of points affected by the disaster.
The first point to visit was Perumnas Balaroa and arrived at 1:55 p.m. At this location, the President reviewed the location of the rubble and handed over the aid.
The next place to be reviewed by the President was Talise Beach. This beach is the main tourist spot in Palu and the most affected by the tsunami.
The President then headed to the Undata Hospital and finally the President review the refugee post in Vatulemo Square. (Release by Protocol, Press and Media, the Presidential Secretariat)