Hotels in Tsunami-prone Bali Sign MOU to Become Evacuation Points

The MOU follows a tsunami cavalcade involving 800 students, with support from a supervision of Japan.

BALI, Indonesia ( Aug 26, 2017) – Major hotels on a island of Bali sealed a Memorandum of Understanding MOU on Saturday with internal communities to turn depletion points for propagandize children in a eventuality of tsunamis. The signing took place following a second tsunami cavalcade in as many weeks in a Indonesian island, involving 800 students, with support from a Government of Japan. 

The MOU signing is in response to a tsunami drills that are partial of UNDP’s informal plan called_‘Partnerships for Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunami in a Asia Pacific region’_. The $1.5 million Project is saved by a Government of Japan and is being conducted in 18 Asia-Pacific countries.

The 8 hotels that sealed a MOU with a Tanjung Benoa executive village, in Badung disrict embody a Grand Mirage, Bali Kama, Novotel, Tanjung Benoa Resort, The Mantra hotel, Peninsula Hotel, ION Hotel and The Segara. Five of a 8 hotels sealed a identical MOU in 2009.

Situated in south Bali, Tanjung Benoa is a renouned peninsula sandwiched by H2O and served by only one critical road. This creates a renouned traveller area rarely vulnerable, in a eventuality of a tsunami. The MOU provides shorter routes to reserve routes for some-more than 1,400 students, and their teachers..

 “In 2009 we sealed an MOU with a concentration on providing depletion points for internal communities. The stream MOU is a follow adult to a prior one and we are nowemphasizing depletion points for children from circuitously schools,” said I Gusti Ayu Susilowati from Tanjung Benoa Resort.

According to a UNDP, that leads a 18-month informal project, a signing of a MOU, illustrates how a private zone can be intent in defence communities.

“The impulse students leave a propagandize premises; a drills are no longer only about a school. The internal administration, a trade police, relatives and a area – everybody becomes a partial of this,” said Sanny Ramos Jegillos, Senior Advisor, Disaster Risk Reduction, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP Regional Asia-Pacific. “The MOUs sealed this afternoon with 8 hotels in a area uncover that even private enterprises play a critical purpose in saving lives.”

Saturday’s tsunami cavalcade is a second in as many weeks. Last week some-more than 500 Indonesian facile propagandize children in Tanjung Benoa took partial in a initial of 90 drills, that are being upheld by a Government of Japan.

The tsunami recognition plan is in partnership with a Indian Ocean Tsunami Information Center (IOTIC) – hosted in Indonesia by UNESCO, a Tohoku University, a International Tsunami Information (ITIC), and a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Other partners in Indonesia are a Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture, a National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) and a Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).

Indonesia and Japan are both located on a Ring of Fire, a segment rarely disposed to earthquakes and tsunamis. Both countries have gifted critical disasters in new years. . In 2004, Indonesia gimlet a brunt of a Boxing Day tsunami, that killed over a 200-thousand people. In Mar 2011, a Great Eastern Japan Earthquake followed by a tsunami killed around 20-thousand people.

Following a 2004 tsunami, Indonesia’s Government upheld a Disaster Management Law in 2007, that led to a investiture of a inhabitant group to residence disaster management. The nation is now a personality in disaster preparedness in a region, and is upheld in a efforts by several partners including Japan and UNDP.

UNDP Bangkok’s Disaster Risk Reduction group is heading a Project with doing support from a Country Offices, a Pacific Office, and a Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction Team in a Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.

The 18 Asia-Pacific countries in a $1.5 million Project include: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tonga, Vanuatu and Viet Nam.

For some-more information:

**UNDP Indonesia **
Tomi Soetjipto (suryo.tomi@undp.org)
Communication Specialist, 
HP 0811 888814

Maria Karienova (maria.karienova@undp.org)
Communication Associate

UNDP Regional Bureau of Asia-Pacific
Cedric Monteiro (cedric.monteiro@undp.org)
Communication Asia Pacific Advisor

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