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Disaster Management in Indonesia

Now we will study about Indonesia disaster management. In Indonesia as we know there is so many disaster. But in Indonesia there is a institution that have responsibility to manage that disaster. BNPB is the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (Indonesian: Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana).

It was established in 2008 to replace the National Disaster Management Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana or Bakornas PB) that was established in 1979 to replace the Advisory Board for Natural Disaster. BNPB is directly responsible to the president and the chairman is directly appointed by the president.

Amongst other things, the Board issues regular information about the status of alerts for selected Indonesian volcanoes. In issuing these information bulletins, the Board draws on the advice of the Centre for Volcanology and Disaster Hazard Mitigation (often known as PVMBG from the Indonesian name for the Centre, Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi).

These bulletins are intended to warn local residents of likely threats and also help in planning for emergency response activities. The alerts are also useful for visitors who may be planning trips to these sites. Know more about Indonesian Disaster Management ? Let's join the MY ISS (Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta International Summer School) program...