Launch of Green Coast project in Banda Aceh
The rehabilitation and reconstruction process of coastal Aceh after the tsunami is still oscillating between humanitarian, environmental, economic and social community development. The lack of integ...
The rehabilitation and reconstruction process of coastal Aceh after the tsunami is still oscillating between humanitarian, environmental, economic and social community development. The lack of integration of these efforts can result in reconstruction becoming more expensive and hazardous causing a deterioration in the quality of the environment.
This matter was conveyed by the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) Aceh-Nias, in co-operation with the Wetlands International Indonesia Program, WWF-Indonesia, along with IUCN, Both ENDS and NOVIB at the Mangrove Inaugural Planting ceremony at Kajhu Village, Kecamatan Baitussalam, District of Aceh Besar.
“Reconstruction must be implemented systematically with the effect of restoring and improving the function of the ecosystem. Reconstruction, in the long run, also has to increase community livelihoods or incomes, especially those dependent on fishing and agriculture”, according to Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, the Chairman of BRR.
“Cooperation is necessary between various parties through a systematic approach that can mutually strengthen the rehabilitation efforts undertaken. If all parties work in isolation, the costs will be very high and success will not be assured”, he continued.
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