Bali prepares 30 helicopters for heads of state for IMF-WB Meeting

Pewarta : Reporting by Ni Luh Rhismawati

Bali prepares 30 helicopters for heads of state for IMF-WB Meeting

Head of the UPT Center for Disaster Management Operations (Pusdalops PB) of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bali Province I Gede Made Jaya Serataberana. (Antaranews Bali/lhs/2018)

Denpasar (Antaranews Bali) - As many as 30 helicopters will be prepared to evacuate heads of state who will attend the IMF-World Bank meeting from October 8-14, 2018 in case of a tsunami and earthquake.

"In the event of a disaster, the evacuation of the head of state will use helicopters in the process, one head of state standard evacuation process in 10 minutes," Head of the UPT Center for Disaster Management Operations (Pusdalops PB) of the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Bali Province (BPBD Bali) I Gede Made Jaya Serataberana, said in Denpasar on Sunday.

In the event of a tsunami disaster, he continued, the heads of state and delegations of IMF-WB participants have prepared a vertical evacuation plan by going to the fourth floor of the hotel.

According to Jaya, in addition to the BNDCC and BICC Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, which is the venue of the IMF-WB meeting, most hotels in the Nusa Dua ITDC area have been trained for evacuation processes and have been certified for disaster preparedness, equipment completeness, and evacuation tools.

"For the evacuation using a helicopter when the tsunami, the system is half-playing and does not have to look for a helipad. On the golf course it can, taken from the hotel can also be done. Lowered the device, then withdrawn, then shifted, in a higher field just raised then flown to Ngurah Airport Rai, or Mataram, or Belimbing Sari Airport in Banyuwangi, "he said.

In principle, added Jayaserataberana, the military, Police, National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), IMF-WB national committee have prepared a number of vertical and horizontal evacuation steps to anticipate the possibility of disasters during the meeting, all of which are connected to the "Command Center" and PB BPBD Bali Pusdalops.

"For the evacuation of the residents, the hotel has also cooperated with the banjar and the village, where to go to the hotel during the tsunami, and the hotel should not refuse," said Jaya, while mentioning based on the results of the LIPI analysis the tsunami height in Bali could reach 12 meter.

On the other hand, to anticipate possible eruptions of Mount Agung, evacuation scenarios have been prepared using sea and land routes.

"At Benoa Harbor cruise ships will be prepared with a capacity of 3,000 passengers. In addition, the Navy also prepares floating hospital vessels. There are also KRI, submarines, and so on that will be lined up a few days before the IMF-WB meeting, "Jaya said.  (WDY)
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