Category Archives: Reconstruction

Written on Jul, 31, 2010 by in | Leave a comment

Nias, North Sumatra – Five years after the magnitude-8.8 earthquake that devastated the North Sumatra island of Nias, the central government and Multi Donor Fund of the World Bank launched Friday their last three projects on rehabilitation and reconstruction program in the area. The projects, worth US$24 million, comprise Nias Islands Transition Project, Nias Islands Rural Access and Capacity Building …

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Written on Jan, 14, 2010 by in | Leave a comment

Pulau Nias was hit by both Asian Tsunami and Sumatra earthquake in 2004 and 2005 respectively. As part of our official mission trip to Pulau Nias, we had a chance to talk to the locals as they shared their experience on coping with the aftermath of both disasters.

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Written on Dec, 21, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

THE modest grey bricked building looks a world away from its counterpart across road, where shiny blue glass panes are framed by freshly scrubbed walls.

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Written on Aug, 01, 2009 by in | 2 Comments.

*A Red Cross water and sanitation programme on Nias Island is making a dramatic difference to the daily lives of local. By Ahmad Husein, Communications Coordinator, IFRC Jakarta, Indonesia Sabaria Lasse, 49, always looks enthusiastic every time people asking about her new latrine. It is a half brick and wood construction situated behind her house in Hilizokhu village in the …

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Written on Jul, 21, 2009 by in | 1 Comment.

Indonesia – After three years of rehabilitation work to provide access to health services, and clean water and sanitation to thousands of people in Aceh Jaya and Nias Island, Medair has now successfully completed its Indonesian programme.

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Written on May, 19, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

* marked by an inauguration of new child-friendly school

The inauguration of the newest and largest child-friendly school marked the fourth year of UNICEF support after Indonesia’s Nias earthquake.

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Written on Apr, 21, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has asked that unfinished jobs left behind by the Nias-Aceh Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) should be continued.

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Written on Apr, 17, 2009 by in | Leave a comment

Banda Aceh. A number of homes still remain unfinished, but at 10 a.m. on Thursday, the nameplate of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency, or BRR, was taken down from its office in Lueng Bata, as scheduled.

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Written on Apr, 03, 2009 by in | 1 Comment.

State-run Gunungsitoli Hospital on Nias Island in North Sumatra Province, which was heavily damaged in a 2005 earthquake, reopened on Thursday after a major reconstruction project.

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Written on Mar, 27, 2007 by in | Leave a comment

Today, Nur Iman Gulo has a small shop and lots of customers, thanks to help from Church World Service. The simple building that serves as the shop and the home for her family of seven — including four kids and her mother-in-law — is located in Tegideu village, Sirombu, Nias Island, reports Lesvi Roselim, Church World Service-Indonesia. When an earthquake …

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Written on Dec, 24, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Ary Hermawan, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Eight out of every 10 people in Nias, North Sumatra, are unsatisfied with the rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the tsunami-ravaged region, according to a survey. The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) found that only 21 percent of 419 Nias respondents saw improvement in the construction of main roads, while only nine percent said their …

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Written on Dec, 24, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

By Sebastien Berger, South East Asia Correspondent The British Government has the worst record for honouring pledges to help to rebuild the area worst affected by the Boxing Day tsunami, it emerged yesterday. As the second anniversary of the disaster approaches, the Government has only given a fifth of the money it pledged to the biggest international consortium working in …

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Written on Dec, 23, 2006 by in | 1 Comment.

Thang D. Nguyen 22 December 2006 Two years after one of the world’s worst natural disasters, Indonesia has made some unlikely gains but corruption and red tape still leave their scars . Sometimes a tragedy is the very thing that triggers progress. This is true in the case of Indonesia, one of the most-affected countries by the Asian tsunami that …

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Written on Dec, 23, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Brussels, 20 December 2006 – Two years after the tsunami hit South East Asia, the European Union (EU) and the international community have successfully made the transition from providing immediate humanitarian aid to reconstruction aid: helping local authorities and communities re-establish their lives within a longer term vision – re-building homes, livelihoods and infrastructure 100% of the €123 million humanitarian …

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Written on Dec, 13, 2006 by in | Leave a comment

Two years ago, the tiny Indonesian village of Sorake Beach captured the hearts of Star readers after it was devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami. Richard Heath tells how Star readers’ cash has helped transform the settlement.

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