TRIBUNJABAR.ID, MATARAM- The governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Tuan Guru Bajang M Zainul Majdi, stated that the determination of the status of the earthquake disaster in NTB to a national disaster was not very important at the moment.
The most important, the permanent TGB, is the maximum quality of disaster management. This was transferred by the governor in a limited meeting with the Indonesian vice president Jusuf Kalla as part of a working visit to deal with the earthquake with NTB on Tuesday (21-08-2018).
"For NTB residents, the status of the disaster is not very important, but what is more important is the quality of dealing with this disaster, because the hope of dealing with the consequences of this earthquake can be carried out as much as possible, we hope that this can be maximized from emergency status to rehabilitation and reconstruction "said the governor in a written statement received by Kompas.com.
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TGB expressed gratitude and gratitude for the attention of the central government for NTB. He also asked that all elements of society pray that the disaster that befell NTB would soon end.
"We ask for prayer, so hopefully this series of earthquakes will end soon," said TGB Zainul Majdi.
Meanwhile, JK explained that his visit to NTB this time was to convey the President's message about the period of disaster management from emergency aid to rehabilitation.
Regarding the polemic to determine the status of the disaster, JK revealed that national disasters and regional disasters do not make a difference if the national disaster is taken over by the central government.
"The Indonesian people are the same, everything has to be helped, so what can be helped, is assisted, supported by funds and then led and directed. We do not help the house, but we help with money, in different ways", said TGB Zainul Majdi. (Mataram Contributor, Karnia Septia)
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