Latest West Aceh Regency Stories

2006-02-08 05:54:43

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will miss a deadline to move tens of thousands of people made homeless by the 2004 tsunami into temporary houses because of problems obtaining timber, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, who heads the government's Aceh reconstruction agency, said up to 67,000 people living in tents would have to wait until June, two months behind a self-imposed deadline to provide temporary homes. "We have to change our plan to move...

2005-12-31 06:17:10

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Transport problems have delayed until early next week the withdrawal of Indonesia's last police reinforcements from Aceh province, the final stage in a pullout of tens of thousands of soldiers and police under a landmark peace deal, police said. The contingent, which had been due to leave on Saturday, was likely to leave on Monday because of problems getting a vessel to ship them home. The peace agreement was spurred by the devastation of the Indian Ocean tsunami...

2005-08-25 07:29:54

LEUPUNG, Indonesia (Reuters) - The first post-tsunami infrastructure project in Indonesia's Aceh province got underway on Thursday with the awarding of an initial contract for a $245 million U.S.-funded coastal road. Large parts of the 240 km (150 miles) west coast road linking the provincial capital Banda Aceh and the city of Meulaboh were destroyed by the massive December 26 waves. As a result, aid agencies and foreign militaries involved in the emergency relief effort were forced...

2005-08-19 08:35:00

UJUNG KARANG, Indonesia -- After a month scavenging planks from ruined villages in Indonesia's tsunami-hit Aceh province, former truck driver Muhari built a shack that he has turned into a coffee shop. Business in the 13-square-foot shop by the beach has been brisk. Muhari said he earns about 600,000 rupiah on weekdays and up to one million rupiah on weekends, an impressive sum by local standards. Little wonder that he is unhappy with government plans to relocate him. "I don't want to move...

2005-07-15 06:28:22

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Friday international aid was flowing smoothly to tsunami-hit areas of Aceh, denying reports of large numbers of containers languishing on Indonesian wharfs. Michael Whiting of the UN Joint Logistics Center in Aceh, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, said early blockages were largely due to the inexperience of many non-government aid groups that flocked to the region after the Dec. 26 disaster. "It's well within manageable proportions now,"...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.