National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) predicts the material loss caused by flood in 2013 will not be as high as the losses caused by flooding in 2007.

However, Head of Data and Information BNPB Sutopo Purwo Nugroho claimed could not provide an estimate of the loss in question.

“The flooding this year is not that big, but it was not yet known how much for the estimate losses,” he told Media Indonesia, Tuesday (22/1).

Sutopo admitted that the loss is currently being calculated by a joint team BNPB, Ministry of National Development Planning / National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) and the Government of DKI Jakarta, facilitated by the World Bank and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

According to the calculation, he admitted, was conducted on five sectors namely housing and settlements, infrastructure, economic, social and across sectors such as the environment or government office.

“The calculation method was using the Damage and Losses Assessment. It’s already started on January 19, 2013. Our teams have started to spread to do such calculation,” he said.

He said that they had recorded by a flood in 2007 reached Rp 4.3 trillion of losses on an area of 231.8 km2. The floods caused 80 people death and 320 thousand people displaced.

“This year, hopefully not that much,” he said.