Search operation for Sriwijaya Air SJ-182 victims at Humanitarian Post, Lancang Island, was officially closed by Thousand Islands Regent, Junaedi on Friday (1/22).
" By closing the humanitarian post, we will re-function the post as disaster mitigation post"
The closing ceremony was participated by all related agencies and elements at SMP Negeri 288 Jakarta school yard, Lancang Island, Pari Island Urban Village, North Thousand Islands.
According to him, humanitarian post which consists of public kitchen, health post, PMI post, and coordination center between agencies had began to operate when Sriwijaya Air plane crashed on January 9, 2021.
"Today we officially close the operation, after conducting the operation for 14 days to search the victims," he conveyed.
After being closed, he continued, this post will be used again as disaster mitigation post of Pari Island Urban Village.
He said that the post had facilitated volunteers and personnel on duty in searching and rescuing the victims, provided food and drinks, as well as the coordination center of all agencies related to the search for victims.
"By closing the humanitarian post, we will re-function the post as disaster mitigation post to anticipate disasters that occur in Thousand Islands," he explained.
Hilda (45), a representative of Sriwijaya Air plane crash victims' family heirs expressed her gratitude for attention and concern from Thousand Islands Government and all parties involved in this humanitarian action.
"We want to thank Thousand Island Regency for the attention and hopefully the good deeds is recorded by the Almighty God," she mentioned.