Monday, 21 May, 2012 | 15:29 WIB
Sukhoi Evacuation Operation Funded by State
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The National SAR Agency's spokesperson, Gagah Prakoso, disclosed that part of the evacuation of the crashed Sukhoi's victims are funded by the State Budge (APBN). “All the expenses are coordinated by the SAR agency. We don't know yet exactly how much,” Gagah told Tempo yesterday (20 May).
He mentioned that since the crash on May 9, the SAR agency has coordinated the mobilization of 11 small helicopters and 2 large helicopters type Mi-17 as well as a Super Puma. “Mi-17 needs 900 liters of fuel per hour,” he elaborated. Meanwhile, a small helicopter, according to Tempo's research, needs 200-300 liters of avtur (fuel liquid) per hour.
As such, it can be surmised based on the assumption that one unit of helicopter flew one hour a day, the daily total fuel consumption was 3.800-4.900 liters avtur or Rp. 48,2 million at the fuel price of Rp. 9.845 per liter.
Red Cross Evacuation Team coordinator Abidin Fauzan said that during the 8 days of evacuation, PMI had deployed 180 personnel, 29 ambulances and supplied 10.000 masks, 500 gloves and 300 body bags. Each personnel was provided a daily allowance of Rp. 45.000, meaning that PMI has spent Rp. 64,8 million for meal allowance alone.
It also readied 4 helicopters but only 2 were used to evacuate bodies and transport personnel who needed medical treatment.
Head of Disaster Mitigation Division with PMI Headquarters, Arifin Muhammad Hadi, ascertained that its operation was self-funded, not from the APBN. “Perhaps except the helicopter fuel which I heard was paid for by the government.”
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