What tourism destinations must prepare now is safety equipment that would be necessary for emergency response when disaster strikes
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy urged tourism actors to commit to disaster mitigation efforts in tourism destinations, an official stated.
The ministry’s special staff for crisis management, Fadjar Hutomo, affirmed that those efforts could be made by preparing safety installations, conducting emergency response when disaster strikes, or through other measures.
“What tourism destinations must prepare now is safety equipment that would be necessary for emergency response when disaster strikes,” Hutomo noted in his statement here on Sunday.
The ministry is committed to encouraging tourism actors nationwide to ready proper disaster mitigation responses to achieve a sustainable tourism industry, he stated.
“We must do this because we are a society that lives in the Ring of Fire,” the expert staff noted.
Collaboration with relevant stakeholders in disaster mitigation and responses would be necessary to achieve an integrated disaster response management plan, he noted, adding that data and information provided by the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) can be used for crisis management to anticipate possible disasters that might harm the sector.
Hutomo confirmed that the ministry has conceived a framework for crisis management in the tourism and creative economy sectors. The framework includes guidelines on the mitigation, disaster response, recovery, and normalisation phases, he revealed.
He also highlighted that the recently concluded 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Bali on May 23-28, 2022, presented a good opportunity to discuss developments in disaster risk mitigation.
“The GPDRR in Bali must motivate us to promptly enhance our (disaster mitigation) readiness from the pre-disaster until the post-disaster phases,” he remarked.
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