Indonesia, especially the island of Bali, is located in an area that has a fairly high risk of natural disasters, besides the existence of Bali in the eyes of the world as one of the international tourism destinations, Bali must give confidence to the international community that Bali has development management as a disaster risk reduction strategy.
For this reason, the choice of Bali as a pilot project in participating in realizing a Resilient Regency/City Facing the Disaster of Making Cities Resilience 2030 is very appropriate and the Provincial Government of Bali greatly appreciates this. This was conveyed by the Regional Secretary of the Province of Bali, Dewa Made Indra when giving a speech at the Socialization of Participation Mechanisms for Realizing MCR 2030 organized by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) online on Thursday (29/7).
Furthermore, in his speech, the Regional Secretary, Dewa Indra, said that disasters in the world have an increasing trend, thus requiring more sustainable disaster risk reduction efforts. Although disaster victims tend to decrease, the economic losses are getting higher. In urban areas which are the center of economic activity, when a disaster occurs, it will have a serious impact. Especially with the current conditions with the Covid-19 pandemic that has hit the whole world, for this reason, DRR efforts need to be carried out with special strategies.
“I am very grateful for the choice of Bali in this outreach, I hope all regencies/cities can listen carefully and will continue to coordinate so that this activity can run in a sustainable manner,” concluded Dewa Indra.
Meanwhile, Plh. Deputy for Systems and Strategy of BNPB Agus Wibowo said that The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) initiated MCR as one of the DRR strategies that involved stakeholders. Although the target of this MCR is local governments with the consideration that disasters are local, coordination at all levels, regional, national, regional and international levels must still be carried out to support them. This MCR has been adopted in many countries including Indonesia.
Indonesia’s active role in supporting MCR has been started since 2010. In 2020 the first phase of the MCR concept was updated to become more participatory. This effort is considered strategic by the Government of Indonesia so that the sustainability of MCR continues to be supported. Therefore, there are three MCR 2030 as a follow-up to the first phase of the MCR, which is considered good and Indonesia will participate in this MCR by making Bali Province the location of the pilot project. The National Government will support and assist local governments to continue this campaign and expand networks. The existence of the 2022 GPDRR which will be implemented in Bali will be a medium of public communication in the involvement of the Province of Bali in the MCR.
Furthermore, Agus Wibowo also said that the ultimate goal of MCR 2030 is to ensure that cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030 and contribute directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11). For that, Agus hopes that this coordination activity will be a barainstroming for the Regional Government in realizing these activities.(BTN/ery)