Showing posts from January 14, 2005

Tsunami Impact on Indonesia

Economist Intelligence Unit [EIU] has release a report titled "Asia's tsunami: the impact" regarding the impact on the countries that hit by Tsunami. Go here for the press release: EIU Press Relase [12 Jan 2005] The key findings on Indonesia include: Indonesia 's economy will be less affected , with 2005 growth slipping from a forecast 5.7% previously to 5.4% now. The key challenge for Indonesia could be on the political front : dealing swiftly and efficiently with the disaster will be an important test for the new president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono . Some form of debt relief will probably be part of the humanitarian response to the disaster. Indonesia could save as much as US$3.5bn in debt–service in 2005 . The full report is available free of charge and can be downloaded here: "Asia's tsunami: the impact" [PDF]

Aceh - Indonesian Military Website

Just in case anybody needed this. Indonesian Military has their own special website on Aceh termed: Komando Operasi - TNI NAD. Loosely translated as Operation Command - Indonesian National Military Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam [NAD] . The site can be found here: Currently they have their own updated news and information there [in Bahasa Indonesia].