Jokowi Watches the Closing of the 2018 Asian Games from Refugee Tents in North Lombok

After receiving and giving gifts to the athletes and coaches of the 2018 Asian Games at the State Palace on Sunday morning (2/9), President Joko Widodo flew to North Lombok and decided to watch the closing of the biggest sporting event in Asia with the refugees.

Presidential spokesman Johan Budi confirmed this when called by Mouab. “Yes, that’s right, the president plans to watch the closing of the Asian Games from the refugee tent in North Lombok,” he said.

The tent where Jokowi will watch the closing of the 2018 Asian Games with Lombok refugees.

The tent where Jokowi will watch the closing of the 2018 Asian Games with Lombok refugees.

A press statement received by Mouab stated that the president arrived at the Lombok international airport in Central Lombok at around three o’clock in the afternoon and immediately changed planes with the Indonesian Air Force’s Super Puma helicopter to North Lombok. At that location, Jokowi met the refugees, inspected the emergency post and health center being built in the Pemenang sub-district. Jokowi also directly handed over a savings book containing funds from the government as assistance for the renovation of residences damaged and destroyed by a series of earthquakes last August.

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Jokowi Review Implementation of Lombok Repair Order Two Weeks Ago

When he first spent the night with earthquake victims at Tanjung Hospital, North Lombok, on August 13, President Joko Widodo had ordered to immediately repair public facilities, hospitals, schools and markets within two weeks, so that residents’ activities would gradually return to normal. . It is also confirmed that every head of family whose house is destroyed will receive assistance for house repairs with a stimulus value of 50 million rupiah per head of family whose house is heavily damaged, 25 million rupiah for moderately damaged houses and 10 million rupiah for lightly damaged ones.

A big screen prepared for Jokowi to watch the closing of the 2018 Asian Games with the Lombok refugees.

A big screen prepared for Jokowi to watch the closing of the 2018 Asian Games with the Lombok refugees.

SHIP Women Hope the President Also Visits Remote Areas That Still Have Lack of Assistance

Misiiyah Misiyah, a KAPAL Perempuan activist who is also one of the initiators of the formation of women’s posts, hopes that President Joko Widodo will also visit remote areas. Contacted by Mouab Sunday evening, Misi said there are still many areas around the foot of Mount Rinjani that do not yet have healthy temporary shelters (huntara). “I hope the local government prepares and recommends President Joko Widodo to visit remote areas whose conditions are worse than the refugees located in areas that are easily monitored. Lombok has hamlets located around the foot of Mount Rinjani, hamlets that do not exist. road facilities are adequate. Refugees in the area are areas that are lagging behind in handling evacuations. In terms of the availability of tents, sanitation, and psycho-social activities, emergency education, etc., “explained the Mission.

He added that refugees need healthy temporary shelter (huntara) because the existing tents are not adequate. “Men and women sleep together (not separated. ed), the bathroom is open, while most of the houses are in ruins. So if the president is trying to come to this area, maybe the temporary shelters will be a concern. Now the potential shelters are removed and the policy is more directed at permanent residence,” he added.

Before going to North Lombok, the President Receives a Contingent of Indonesian Athletes

Sunday morning President Joko Widodo received the Indonesian contingent in the 2018 Asian Games which won 31 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze; Indonesia is in fourth position in the medal tally.

President Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana pose for a photo with Indonesian athletes competing at the 2018 Asian Games at the State Palace.

President Joko Widodo and first lady Iriana pose for a photo with Indonesian athletes competing at the 2018 Asian Games at the State Palace.

This achievement far exceeded the target of 16 gold previously set. In his speech, Jokowi admitted that he was worried about the target. “Before, when we targeted 16 gold, many were skeptical, many were pessimistic. I talked back and forth with Mr. Vice President, is this number 16 right? Yes, you can be optimistic, but the calculations must also be realistic,” said the president.

The Indonesian contingent for the 2018 Asian Games at the State Palace.

The Indonesian contingent for the 2018 Asian Games at the State Palace.

“But today the evidence is real and exists. We can get 98 gold, silver and bronze medals from all the sports that we competed in,” he added. According to him, this is a very big jump compared to the achievement of four golds at the previous Asian Games.

Jokowi: “This is the result of hard work”

Although he often witnessed the athletes’ preparations firsthand, Jokowi admitted that he did not expect to achieve such an achievement. “I don’t understand what this athlete’s moves are,” said Jokowi, which was greeted by laughter from the athletes. “But what I can say for sure is a tremendous amount of hard work from athletes, coaches and officials,” he added.

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Although he did not witness the closing of the 2018 Asian Games at Gelora Bung Karno Jakarta, Vice President Jusuf Kalla along with a number of ministers will attend. The closing of this grand celebration will be filled with the handing over of the OCA Asian Olympic flag from DKI Governor Anies Baswedan, South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin and INASGOC Chair Erick Thohir to OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, and continued to the two Chinese delegations who will host the event. future. The event continued with raising the flag and listening to the Chinese national anthem, followed by extinguishing the fire and performing music and dances. [em]

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