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Government ready to anticipate the Impact of Mt. Agung eruption

VOI NEWS 09.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 30-11-2017

The central government and provincial government of Bali are ready to anticipate the impact of the eruption of Mt. Agung in Bali. This was stated by Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture, Puan Maharani after chairing a coordination meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday (29/11).

“Health services at evacuation camps are already well-prepared. So are the affected schools. The teaching and learning process is carried out in the nearest schools from the evacuation posts. The government has prepared evacuating shelters in the locations that have been determined. The food is also ready. It can be prepared by Minister of Social Affairs,” said Puan Maharani.

Related to foreign tourists who are still stuck on the island of Bali, Minister Puan explained that the government still provides maximum service for them. International Airport Official of I Gusti Ngurah Rai provides information regularly every five hours. The government of Indonesia also issued a one-week exit pass policy for foreigners who cannot continue their flights or return to their respective countries. This exit pass applies to those whose visa period is over. Minister Puan hopes that Mt. Agung's activity will not have any adverse impact on tourism sector, especially foreign tourists. (Sugandi/Trans by Yati)







Bali airport reopened

Directorate General of Civil Aviation at the Ministry of Transportation has declared the resuming of operations at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali on Wednesday (Nov 29) at 15.00 Central Indonesian Standard Time (WITA). Secretary of the Air Transportation Directorate General at the Transport Ministry, Pramintohadi Sukarno said in a written statement received in Jakarta on Wednesday that based on the coordination meeting, volcanic ash has moved to the southeast direction. As a result, volcanic ash has not covered the airspace near the airport. Thus, the activities at the airport can be resumed normally. However, he urged all airlines to remain vigilant and implement flight operations in accordance with standard operating procedures -SOPs. (Ant)



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