MASTER PLAN FOR THE REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE REGIONS AND COMMUNITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF NANGGROE ACEH
DARUSSALAM AND THE ISLANDS OF NIAS, PROVINCE OF NORTH SUMATERA

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MASTER PLAN FOR THE REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION OF THE REGIONS AND COMMUNITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF NANGGROE ACEH
DARUSSALAM AND THE ISLANDS OF NIAS, PROVINCE OF NORTH SUMATERA

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The earthquake and tsunami that devastated most coastal areas of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam and Nias Islands in North Sumatra on 26 December 2004, took its toll on
lives and left the area severely damaged. As a nation, this huge disaster is unprecedented. We mourn and we grieve. But at the same time, we as a nation share a very high solidarity to give our hands and alleviate the burdens of our brothers in Aceh and Nias.
In the first three months after the disaster, we exerted ourselves fully to respond to the emergency in order to rescue the people so they can survive despite having only
minimum life necessities.
We have gone through that stage, and now we are in the rehabilitation stage, to be followed by reconstruction stage. Rehabilitation aims to restore the functions of public
service, a process that needs one or two years, and is expe
cted to be completed by the end of December 2006. Reconstruction aims to rebuild the public system, economic system, infrastructure, and governance functions, which is predicted to take two to five years until the end of 2009. In order to implement the rehabilitation and reconstruction, we need a holistic and comprehensive planning, which takes into account the uniqueness of Aceh and Nias, in the form of a Master Plan for the Rehabilita
tion and Reconstruction of Aceh and Nias, North Sumatra.
This document is completed in a very short time, during the stage of emergency relief efforts, since it is developed collaboratively by the stakeholders, both at the central and
regional levels, which comprise government agencies and non-government organizations. Once more, we have shown our solidarity and togetherness in making the plan, and at the same time in taking preventive measures to avoid severe aftermath caused by similar disaster.
Subsequently, this document will be used as a foundation for Regional Governments concerned and the Implementing Agency for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Region and People of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province and Nias Islands, North Sumatra Province, in preparing the action plan and the implementation thereof.