Ministries Instructed to Monitor Drought Events

Yogi Bayu Aji    •    12 September 2017 18:06 WIB
Ministries Instructed to Monitor Drought Events
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Antara/Ismar Patrizkri), Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed related government  institutions to anticipate severe drought events

"All ministers, public agencies and regional ministers should monitor the latest situations thoroughly," said Jokowi at the Presidential Office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday afternoon.

A number of regions will experience severe drought events at least until October. These regions will have fewer water supplies until the end of the year.

"They should make proactive measures as soon as possible," said the PDIP politician during a cabinet meeting on the ongoing drought problem.

The government has improve irrigation systems in the past few years. It has built hundreds of dams, water reservoirs and retention basins in various areas.