As a form of concern from the citizens of Jakarta, the Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has released 65 teams to be departed to support handle forest and land fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
" Don't look at this as sacrifice but it is our responsibility and service as citizens to help them"
"Don't look at this as sacrifice but it is our responsibility and service as citizens to help them," Anies expressed when he gave a speech at the Silang Monas Field, Central Jakarta as quoted by Jakarta PPID's press release, Tuesday (9/17).
He also reminded them to conduct it out wholeheartedly.
"Tell all that the people of Jakarta care and take part in handling forest fires there, make sure they welcome you, as you come with all your heart. I hope this disaster can be over quickly and our brothers and sisters can breathe fresh air again," he disclosed.
The first duty will last for ten days in Riau. If it will be extended later, the next team will be sent as needed to other regions, such as Kalimantan and Jambi.
"Our hope is they can maintain their health. Despite they have experienced inhaling smoke in Jakarta that takes only two hours, but there, they will inhale it for 24 hours. This is not something easy," he explained.
He also asked them to continuously coordinate with the National Mitigation Disaster Agency (BNPB).
"Once again I remind you to take care of your health thus you stay healthy when you return to Jakarta and the conditions there are resolved," he stressed.
As for the information, as many as 65 teams consist of 25 personnel of Fire and Rescue Agency, 10 personnel of Health Agency will be assigned to set up two camps. There are also 5 other personnel of BPBD, 10 personnel of Social Agency, 10 volunteers and 5 people as supporting teams.