Reconstruction

Achievements of the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (AIPRD) in Aceh and Nias, Dec 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006
By nias

Summary of achievements On Boxing Day, 2004, an earthquake centred in the Indian Ocean and measuring between 9.1 and 9.3 on the Richter scale – the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph – triggered a series of tsunamis, causing one of the deadliest disasters in modern history. Nowhere else was this disaster... »

Officials oversee NGOs’ tsunami projects

Friday, December 8, 2006
By nias

Publication Date:12/08/2006 Section:Front Page By Edwin Hsiao A supervisory delegation from Taiwan inspected the progress of reconstruction work in several sites of tsunami-stricken Sri Lanka and Indonesia Nov. 28-Dec. 2, almost two years after the catastrophe devastated several South and Southeast Asian countries and killed more than 200,000 people. »

ACT Dateline, Indonesia: Carpenter builds again for his family’s future

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
By nias

ACT Dateline, Indonesia 11/06 Carpenter builds again for his family’s future By Lesvi Roselim, ACT International Hilina’a village, Nias, November 13, 2006–The sound of wood-cutting machines echoes in the air as we approach a carpentry workshop in Hilina’a village, in the sub-district of Gunung Sitoli on the island of Nias. Children run out to... »

Agencies promise accountability in Aceh

Friday, November 10, 2006
By nias

Apriadi Gunawan, The Jakarta Post, Medan Donor agencies, international organizations and the body in charge of rebuilding Aceh and Nias promised Wednesday to ensure public accountability and to make it easy for people to file complaints. »

After the tsunami, waves of corruption

Friday, September 29, 2006
By nias

By Bill Guerin JAKARTA – The outpouring of foreign aid and donations to Indonesia in the wake of the December 2004 tsunami is being pilfered by corrupt government officials and their affiliated business interests. Full story … »

UNICEF opens new permanent schools in tsunami-ravaged Indonesia

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
By nias

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has opened the first two of nearly 370 permanent schools it has agreed to build in Indonesia in a $90-million project to replace those destroyed nearly two years ago by the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, an agency spokesman announced today. Full Story … »

NGOs demand probe into BRR allegations

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
By nias

Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta Anticorruption watchdogs are urging an exhaustive probe of possible irregularities in rebuilding projects at the Aceh and Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR). The Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) and the Aceh Working Group (AWG) said Friday the agency’s alleged graft was “systemic”, so the investigation must be... »

ADB to Accelerate Housing Reconstruction in Aceh and Nias

Saturday, September 2, 2006
By nias

ADB has signed agreements with five international organizations to accelerate its program to build houses in earthquake and tsunami affected Aceh and Nias. Housing remains a top priority for the international community and the Badan Rehabilitasi dan Rekonstruksi (BRR), the Government agency coordinating the overall reconstruction program, following the December 2004 tsunami disaster and... »

For some NGOS, another disaster means new flashy cars

Friday, August 25, 2006
By nias

Adisti Sukma Sawitri, The Jakarta Post, Depok NGO activists are treating reconstruction projects as “battlefields” to compete for donor funding and misuse it for their own benefit, leaving locals to fend for themselves, a top UN officer says. “It is common for me to see them benefit from disaster recovery projects: Another project, another... »

BRR Nias Has Lost Nias People’s Support

Friday, August 18, 2006
By nias

International institutions may laud the BRR Aceh-Nias performance (read this news), but in Nias, BRR has started losing people’s support, according to SIB newspaper report (16/08/06). The way BRR handles various projects where many were not finalised according to the ones set on paper has disappointed Nias people. This was pointed out by Fotarisman... »

ACTED Indonesia : A roof above one’s head for Onozalukhu children, on Nias island

Friday, August 4, 2006
By nias

Following the successful completion of 520 shelters on the island of Nias, which had been affected by the 28th of March 2005 earthquake, ACTED is now moving on to a new school rehabilitation project in Onozalukhu, a village in the north of the island. Full story … »

EU, World Bank laud Aceh reconstruction

Saturday, July 15, 2006
By nias

Friday, July 14, 2006 M. Taufiqurrahman, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta The European Union and the World Bank praised Thursday progress in the reconstruction of tsunami-hit Aceh, terming it superior to disaster recovery efforts in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. Top officials from the EU and the World Bank said that despite massive logistical problems, the... »

NGOs want Aceh firings explained

Saturday, July 15, 2006
By nias

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 JAKARTA: The Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) should openly clarify its recent decision to dismiss employees Leo Nugroho and Endang Yuliarti, non-governmental organizations said here Tuesday. “The dismissals signal irregularities inside the BRR,” Jakarta Legal Aid Institute director Uli Parulian said at a joint news conference with Indonesia Corruption... »

Lutherans and Muslims Assess Tsunami Relief, Plan Cooperation

Tuesday, July 4, 2006
By nias

ELCA NEWS SERVICE – July 3, 2006 Lutherans and Muslims Assess Tsunami Relief, Plan Cooperation 06-093-FI MEDAN, Indonesia (ELCA) — The earthquake and tsunami of December 2004 was centered off the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The predominantly Muslim area began working closely with Christian relief agencies, and inter-religious friendships developed across the region.... »

Australia commits more aid for victims of recent natural disasters in Indonesia

Friday, June 30, 2006
By nias

*This will include $10 million to establish a Nias Reconstruction Program Indonesian and Australian Joint Commission Ministers today (29 June 2006) announced $63 million of additional development assistance to Indonesia, including $30 million to meet ongoing rebuilding needs in Yogyakarta following the recent earthquake. The 27 May earthquake had a devastating impact on Yogyakarta... »

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