Building Cianjur After the Earthquake, Brantas Abipraya Builds 151 Permanent Residential Phase II

20 January 2023

Cianjur, 20 January 2023 - PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero) is ready to build permanent housing (Huntap) after the second phase of the earthquake disaster for people in Cianjur Regency, West Java. The construction of the Huntap was carried out using earthquake-resistant housing technology with simple healthy instant houses (RISHA) in Cipeujeuh Village, Murnisari Village, Mande District, Cianjur Regency on a 1.9 hectare land.

"A total of 151 Huntap phase II units with RISHA earthquake resistant housing technology will be built on 1.9 hectares of land. At present the process of building permanent housing has started and will be intended for the people of Cianjur who were affected by the earthquake natural disaster," said Purnomo, Director of Operations II of PT Brantas Abipraya (Persero).

Purnomo explained, the work on the construction of the Huntap will be focused and accelerated so that the benefits can be felt immediately and used for the relocation of people whose houses have been damaged, and are in the active Cugenang fault line.

"This huntap will be equipped with adequate infrastructure, facilities and utilities. In addition, the location of Huntap is very strategic because it is in the Mande District Office and on the side of a provincial road. The community will strive to be as comfortable as possible in the future to occupy this new residence,' explained Purnomo.

Currently there are 18 RISHA units that have been completed, 54 units installed, 50 units covered with roofs and 82 units handled and are ready for the construction process. The condition of the RISHA construction site is that as much as 40 percent is flat land and 60 percent is contoured land and it is planned that this area will also be equipped with drilled wells and an electricity network. RISHA technology itself is the embodiment of a house with a modular design, namely the concept of dividing the system into small parts (modules) with an efficient size so that it can be assembled into a large number of different products.

For information, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked Cianjur on Monday (21/11). In this disaster, 334 victims died and eight people are still being searched. Not only that, many buildings were heavily damaged by the earthquake, as many as 8,151. While moderately damaged houses reached 11,210 units and 18,469 units lightly damaged. Public facilities were also affected, 525 schools, 269 places of worship, 14 health facilities and 17 office buildings were damaged by the earthquake.

"We will continue to strive, fully contribute to give the best for the rebuilding of Cianjur infrastructure. We will also speed up the completion of the RISHA development so that the benefits can be felt by the community quickly, "concluded Purnomo.