26 people from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) visited the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) office at Jl . Ir. H. Juanda No.  36, Central Jakarta (13/9).


The purpose of this visit is to study the disaster management systems held by BNPB. They were welcomed by the Head of Data , Dr . Agus Wibowo . During the meeting, one of the participant, Dr. Hitoshi Baba of JICA, said, “We are very interested in the disaster management system in Indonesia. In the future, we must frequently exchange information related to disaster management.”
Agus then elaborated on the Emergency Operation Center (Pusdalops BNPB). Agus said, “addressing disasters whose frequency is increasing each year, the thought of the disaster management should be understood and implemented by all parties, disaster requires a thorough disaster management/handling.“
Information and knowledge about natural disasters and the steps needed to rescue our society. This serves to save them and reduce the existing loss due to a disaster. Disasters can come without warning – previously thought. To prevent the adverse effects greater loss, we need to know the symptoms of early warning disaster.
Early stages of early warning are necessary to face disasters that come at any-time. For example, early warning systems, the communication network to provide early warning to the public of the dangers of tsunamis in the region are threatened harm. For example, information about the receding tides arrived as early signs of tsunamis. Extension and dissemination of information can also be through the village, or through print and electronic media. Made mapping disaster prone areas so that visual information about the vulnerability of geological disasters in the region, as input to the community and or the district/city and the province as a baseline for the development of the region to avoid disaster. The faster the information received, the sooner the evacuation process can be done”.


Translated  by Henrikus Adi Hernanto

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