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Jakarta Post

BRR Nias prepares to hand over the reins

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 25 2008   /  07:10 am

The Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency on Nias Island (BRR Nias) has said more projects will continue after its tenure expires next month, including those aimed at alleviating poverty and sustaining the local economy.
BRR Nias regional director William P. Sabandar said that as Nias was among the poorest regions in the country, more work was needed to ensure the region’s future prosperity.
“In developing Nias’ economy we will focus on soft projects like improving agricultural production, such as rubber, cacao and rice, as well as expanding their market penetration,” William told The Jakarta Post on Monday.
The agency will also work at improving transportation facilities in the area, including by building more roads in villages to support the distribution of local products.
The agency also plans to complete several unfinished proj...