1. The government of the Republic of Korea will once again dispatch a military transport aircraft to the Republic of Indonesia on November 9 to support relief operations in the country, which suffered massive damage from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi Island, Indonesia, on September 28.
2. As the Indonesian government has declared the emergency transition period until the end of the year 2018 in response to the earthquake damage and expressed hope for further dispatches of military transport aircraft from foreign countries, the ROK government has decided to render additional humanitarian assistance to the country by dispatching and keeping until November 30 one military transport aircraft and 28-strong operational personnel.
° Previously, the ROK government kept two military transport aircraft and operational personnel (a total of 31 people) in Indonesia from October 8 to 26. These aircraft transported some 209 tons of relief supplies to affected areas.
3. With roads and other forms of infrastructure having yet to be recovered in affected areas, residents from those areas are living with relief supplies in makeshift residential districts. The ROK's military transport aircraft will play an important role of transporting daily necessities to affected areas.
4. The Indonesian government has extended deep appreciation to the ROK government for its continued assistance. The additional dispatch of the ROK’s military transport aircraft is expected to contribute to advancing friendly and cooperative ties with Indonesia.
* unofficial translation