Pentahelix Synergy to Prevent Disasters
BANDUNG, Telkom University – West Java Province in 2018 experienced no less than 1500 natural disasters, this was stated by West Java Governor M. Ridwan Kamil in ‘Pentahelix Sinergy model – Caring for Nature and Disaster Mitigation,’ at Grand Asrilia Hotel Bandung, Friday (2/22).
“Looking at the problem, in accordance with the disaster map, stakeholders in the form of Academicians, Business, Community, Government and Media or pentahelix are really needed to create conditions of environment and people who are ready to face disasters,” he said.
The activity which was organized by BNPB (National Board of Disaster Mitigation) also held book review with a title ‘Return Citarum Harum: Journalistic Telescopic Exposure’ by Joko Irianto Hamid and Esa Tjatur Setiawan.
This event was also attended by Vice Rector IV for Research and Student Affairs Telkom University Dr. Rina Pudji Astuti, as it is known that Telkom University since last year has always been involved directly to treat and educate the community around Citarum River sector 7 in thematic community service activities.
“Many activities that Telkom University has done to preserve citarum, where the community service of students and lecturers directly involve to conduct research and educate the community there.”
One of the innovations that Telkom University provided to the community around Citarum Sector 7 is incinerators, plastic waste processing equipment, educating healthy lifestyles, and drawing murals to beautify riverbanks. Incinerators are tools to process waste, both organic and non-organic.
In addition, on Sunday, February 24, 2019, Telkom University participated in a rubber boat competition held in the Citarum River.