The Bidding Process for Reconstruction Projects in Aceh is to be Accelerated
The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency for Aceh and Nias (BRR) plans to accelerate the bidding process for housing, schools, and education projects worth about Rp 7 trillion ($777 million) during the second quarter of 2006.
During 2005, BRR managed to spend only 40 percent of the domestic funds allocated to reconstruction. Funds from foreign donors account for 70 percent of the reconstruction funds needed during 2006. BRR chief Kuntoro Mangkusubroto said that of a total of $7.1 billion pledged by donors after the tsunami, some $4.6 billion had been committed to date.
Rendi Akhmad Witular, “BRR to Open Bidding for Projects in Aceh, Nias,” Jakarta Post, 25 April 2006.