Final Discussion on the Preparation of a Disaster Management Plan for the National Tourism Strategic Area in Wakatobi
KENDARI - Wakatobi tourist area is designated as one of the National Tourism Strategic Areas (KSPN). The development planning of the Wakatobi KSPN is prepared based on Government Regulation Number 50 of 2011 concerning the National Tourism Development Master Plan 2010-2025.
The preparation of the RPB is part of disaster risk management in tourism areas. Through DRR, area managers can identify disaster risk priorities, issues, main issues, and strategic issues based on National Priority Strategic Areas (KSPN).
In addition, such planning can be useful for developing policy recommendations, disaster management strategies, action plans and mainstreaming steps with area-based development planning documents. Currently, the Integrated Tourism Master Plan (ITMP) document of KSPN Wakatobi is being prepared.
Through a series of consultation sessions and focused discussions, the final part of the preparation of this document is a public discussion with stakeholders in order to develop an action plan and a specific location for disaster management action plan priorities that need to be addressed within the 5-year implementation period of the Wakatobi KSPN RPB.
Assistant III of the Regional Secretary of Southeast Sulawesi Province, Ir. Sukamto Toding, MSP., MA, said that planning in disaster management is very important.
"The plan product does not stop when the plan document is completed, otherwise it will become a dead product. Therefore, the disaster actor acts as the messenger of disaster. We also have the ambition to include PB in the RPD," said Sukamto.
On the same occasion, BNPB Disaster Management Strategy Development Director Dr. Agus Wibowo also said that based on the 2021 Disaster Risk Assessment (KRB) document, disaster threats at KSPN Wakatobi are extreme weather, extreme waves, abrasion, covid-19, tsunamis and earthquakes.
"The tourism infrastructure prepared must be able to face the threat of disasters in our area, in this case, especially facing the threat of extreme weather in Wakatobi Regency," said Agus.
The drafting team for the RPB document was led by Erda Rindrasih, S.Si, MURP, PhD from the Center for Natural Disaster Studies, Gadjah Mada University. Dr. Erda expressed the importance of paying attention to the integration of aspects in Law Number 10 of 2009 concerning Tourism and Law Number 24 of 2007 concerning Disaster Management.
"Where at least in the framework of thinking the preparation of the RPB needs to combine elements of tourism destinations, tourism promotion, tourism institutions, and the tourism industry with elements of pre-disaster, during disasters, and post-disaster," he said.
The discussion on the preparation of the RPB was held on December 1, 2022 in Kendari and was attended by representatives of the Basarnas of Wakatobi Regency, Bappeda of Southeast Sulawesi Province, Bappeda of Wakatobi Regency, Tourism Office of Southeast Sulawesi Province, Public Works Office of Southeast Sulawesi Province, Public Works Office of Wakatobi Regency, Transportation Office of Wakatobi Regency, Office of Port Organizing Unit (KUPP) Class III Wanci Wakatobi, Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Wakatobi County, as well as Haluoleo University.