Acheh: New Quake-Proof Village
A 606-house quake-proof village has been built in a mountainous area in Acheh, marking a milestone in the post-Tsunami reconstruction process.
Below are extracts from an article published by the People’s Daily:
A housing complex funded fully by Chinese donors will be inaugurated Thursday [19 July 2007] in Aceh, which bore the brunt of the December 2004 tsunami disaster that killed over 130,000 people in the Indonesian province alone, according to local media Wednesday [18 July 2007].
Occupying a space of 22.4 hectares in a mountainous area in Aceh Besar regency, the village has 606 houses of quake-proof design, a mosque, a kindergarten, an elementary school, a market and a clinic, reported the national Antara news agency.
The 7.5 million U.S. dollars village also has such basic infrastructures as electricity network, a dump area, wells, water canal, hard-surface roads and sports field, the news agency said.
The construction process began on May 18, 2006, and was built by Sinohydro Corporation Ltd under the supervision of the China Charity Federation and the Red Cross Society of China, the news agency added.
"The housing complex has been built with an exceptional quality. The project was carried out so well donor societies and the Chinese government will not be disappointed,"said Ardian Leo, a coordinator of the Chinese donor committee based in
Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Yang Lingzhu is slated to attend the inauguration of the so-called