SUARAJATIM.CO.ID– Tourism Minister Arief Yahya immediately activated Ministry of Tourism Crisis Center Team to monitor the latest developments in the earthquake disaster, tonight, Sunday, August 5, 2018. The target is to monitor 3A namely Access, Amenity and Attractions directly related to foreign and domestic tourists in Lombok and Bali.
The Crisis Center in question is the Tourism Crisis Management led by Guntur Sakti, Karokomblik. Tonight, the team immediately monitored everything that happened in Lombok and Bali, related to the earthquake disaster.
Access, until 21:50 WIB, was reported that the situation of Lombok International Airport (LIA) airport was in normal condition and remained in operational. So even at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, it also operates safely and normally. “Alhamdulillah, hopefully everything is safe and controlled,” said Arief Yahya in Jakarta.
For the earthquake natural disaster, Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 18:46:35 WIB, based on Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) information centered on coordinates 8.37 ° LS and 116.48 ° East, with a magnitude of 7.0 SR, in depth 15 KM, a distance of 27 KM Northeast of North Lombok, Arief Yahya immediately opened all access to information related to Lombok and Bali.
“First, we are concerned and deeply mourned over natural disasters, aftershocks in West Nusa Tenggara and Bali,” said Arief Yahya, tonight.
Second, Arief Yahya invited all Indonesian people to help pray, so that the situation and conditions in the field, both in Lombok and Bali to be completely back to normal again, and safe to control.
Third, Arief Yahya will also continue to provide the most up-to-date information, regarding all the circumstances that occur, related to 3A. Access, Amenity and Attractions in Lombok and Bali tourist destinations.
Furthermore, Arief Yahya requested according to information from BMKG, so that the community remained calm. He also thanked GenPI – Generation of Pesona Indonesia -, who immediately helped to spread information the most recent with the #GenpiCaringEarthquake hashtag.
“Hopefully, it will make the situation even brighter. There aren’t many hoaxes, don’t create panic, and all can get through this situation well, “said Arief Yahya.
GenWI – Generation of Wonderful Indonesia netizens who are overseas are also asked to stand by, neutralize the latest news from Lombok and Bali. “Thank you for your cooperation, willingness and help. “Our Country is in need of all of you to convey to tourists and their families who are on vacation in Lombok and Bali,” he said. (*)