Palu and Donggala has been hit by Tsunami on Friday (29/09) - Photo: Special

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – The earthquake, tsunami and liquefaction disasters that hit four regions at Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, in Central Sulawesi, were directly affected by the disaster. Its estimating the losses of disaster worth of RP13,82 trillion (US$953.10 million), said the National Mitigation Disaster Agency in a written statement.

Until Sunday (21/10), the agency reported 2,256 people died. Its distribution in Palu City 1,703 peoples, Donggala 171 peoples, Sigi 366 peoples, Parigi Moutong 15 peoples and Pasangkayu 1 persons. All victims have been buried. While, a total of 1,309 peoples were missing, 4,612 peoples were injured and 223,751 peoples were displaced in 122 points.

Stated by the spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, many buildings and infrastructure were destroyed by the disaster. Damage included 68,451 housings, 327 worship houses, 265 school units, 78 units of offices, 362 units of shops, 168 cracks, 7 units of bridges and so on. It said the data is temporary.

Of the Rp13.82 trillion, the loss reached Rp1.99 trillion and the damage reached Rp11.83 trillion. The impact of losses and damage due to this disaster includes five development sectors, namely losses and damage in the habitation sector reaching Rp7.95 trillion, infrastructure Rp701.8 billion, productive economic Rp1.66 trillion, social Rp3.13 trillion, and across sectors reaching Rp378 billion.

It reported, almost along the coast in Palu Bay, the building is flat and heavily damaged. Tsunami strikes with a height of between 2.2 and 11.3 meters with the furthest reaches reaching almost 0.5 kilometers have destroyed the habitation there.

Likewise, there was a collapse and appointment of settlements in Balaroa. The liquefaction which sank housing in Petobo, Jono Oge and Sibalaya has caused thousands of homes to disappear.

Based on the distribution of the area, the loss and damage in Palu City reached Rp7.63 trillion, Sigi Regency Rp4.29 trillion, Donggala Rp1.61 trillion and Parigi Moutong reaching Rp393 billion.

Calculation of the need for post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction has not been calculated. Its estimated that to rebuild disaster-affected areas later during the rehabilitation and reconstruction period will require a budget of more than Rp10 trillion.

Indonesia’s Presiden Joko Widodo has authorized to accept international help for urgent disaster-response and relief. Countries and multilateral agency has help Central Sulawesi and Lombok to support immediate budgetary needs and reconstruction efforts in the affected areas. Two multilateral agencies, World bank and Asian Development Bank aimed to pledged up to US$1 billion, each.

Written by Staff Editor, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com

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