Indonesia to start rebuilding tsunami-hit areas next yearon November 10, 2010 at 2:39 am
Indonesia to start rebuilding tsunami-hit areas next year is set to begin renovation and remedy in tsunami-devastated areas of West Sumatra next year, including the relocation of 15,000 people, a minister reported.
National Development Planning Minister Armida Alisjahbana informed a press conference that the government had broadened emergency relief work which should end on Monday for two weeks.
“The reconstruction and rehabilitation will kick off in 2011,” she said. The tsunami generated by 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Mentawai islands off the west coast of Sumatra on Oct. 25 killed 447 people with 57 others missing and 15,353 people dislocated as the tsunami destroyed 517 houses, said Armida.