Vice President reviews progress in building homes for Palu disaster survivors

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Palu, C Sulawesi (ANTARA) – Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Thursday reviewed progress in the construction of permanent housing for earthquake, tsunami and land liquefaction survivors at the relocation site of Tondo I, Tondo Village, Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province. .

At the construction site, the Head of Housing Provision Center of the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) for Sulawesi Regional II, Sukowiyono, informed the Vice President of 1,500 permanent housing units at the relocation site.

Sukowiyono noted that most units were occupied by survivors.

In addition to housing, he also highlighted the progress of permanent housing construction in Duyu Village, Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province.

The head of the center pointed out that the PUPR ministry will establish 230 type 36 house units, each with an area of ​​150 square meters.

Additionally, he said the homes will have good road access, a sewage treatment plant, as well as open green spaces.

Therefore, the ministry needs 25 hectares of land for the construction of the project.

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After reviewing the construction of permanent housing in Tondo I, carried out by the international non-governmental humanitarian organization Tzu Chi Foundation, Vice President Amin visited the construction site of the Tondo II relocation site.

During the visit, Amin was accompanied by Governor of Central Sulawesi Rusdy Mastura, Provincial Deputy Governor Ma’mun Amir, Head of National Disaster Mitigation Agency Suharyono, Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Planning Sofyan Djalil, Deputy Minister of PUPR John Wempi Wetipo, and Spokesperson for Central Sulawesi Regional Legislative Bodies Nilam Sari Lawira.

The review was part of the vice president’s agenda during his two-day working visit to the city of Palu until January 7, 2022.

Prior to reviewing housing, Amin held a joint meeting at the Central Sulawesi Governor’s office to assess the implementation of accelerated rehabilitation and reconstruction of public facilities damaged by the 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck. struck on September 28, 2018, which triggered the tsunami and land liquefaction. .

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